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An extra rakhi to secure shrine land

As sisters tied rakhis on their brothers’ wrists in Jammu, they pledged to fight in the war against discrimination to their motherland, reports Vikram Sharma.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2008 23:10 IST
Vikram Sharma

“I'd tie two rakhis on each of my brothers’ wrists,” said Sonia Sharma of Gol Pulli, Talab Tillo. “One as a vow for my own protection, the other for Amarnath’s sanctity for which brothers of the region have stood up.”

Womenfolk in Jammu included this oath in the sanctity of the religious festivity of Rakshabandhan this year. As sisters tied rakhis on their brothers’ wrists, they pledged to fight in the war against discrimination to their motherland.

Talking about the Amaranth land issue, the women felt it was more their brothers’ duty to retrieve the land than worry about their sisters’ protection.

“What more protection does a sister expects from his brother who is out on a battlefront to save the dignity and honour of his motherland. We are proud of our brothers and pray that God may bless them with more courage and determination to fight the corrupt system,” said Indu, a PhD scholar at the Jammu University.

Meanwhile, the Amarnath pilgrimage ended on Saturday, btu the samiti said it would continue the “struggle” till its goal was achieved.