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BJP backs APMCC's agitation for passing J&K Temple bill

india Updated: Jan 29, 2013 16:04 IST

BJP on Tuesday extended support to All Party Migrant Coordination Committee, whose activists are going on indefinite fast at Porbandar in Gujarat to press for passing of Temples and Shrines Bill in Jammu and Kashmir, among other demands.

"BJP extends its full support to the APMCC whose activists are going to sit on an indefinite fast at Porbandhar, Gujarat from Wednesday to press for their demands of passage of Temples and Shrine Bill and facilitating visit by Hindu pilgrims from India to Shardha Peeth in PoK," BJP chief spokesperson Dr Jitendra Singh told reporters.

The APMCC's demands should be fulfilled without any further delay, Singh said.

The BJP leader said that the government should refrain from appeasing or favouring one community at the cost of the other, particularly in a sensitive state like Jammu and Kashmir.

Pressing for implementation of six-point chart of demands of displaced Kashmir Migrants, APMCC will launch its agitation of fast-unto-death in Porbandar, Gujarat from wednesday.

APMCC Chairman Vinod Pandit is going to lead the protests at Old Court Complex near Sudhama Chowk in Porbandar, Gujarat.

The organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits is demanding dialogue with Pakistan for facilitating visit to Shardha Peeth shrine in POK and establishment of Shardha Peeth University in J&K.

It also wants a probe into the multi-crore temple, shrines land encroachment in J&K and one-time compensation for over-aged youths, besides special employment package for Non-Migrant Hindus of Kashmir Valley.