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BJP, VHP call for Jammu bandh

The BJP and the VHP demand the removal of Amarnath shrine board chairman and J&K Governor after the board gave up its claim on the forest land allotted to it.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2008 13:37 IST

The BJP and the VHP gave a shutdown call on Monday in Jammu and demanded the removal of Amarnath shrine board chairman and Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra after the board gave up its claim on the forest land allotted to it.

"We want removal of Vohra for succumbing to pressure ... This is most shameful act as he has succumbed to few protests of fundamentalists, political parties and separatists," state BJP president Ashok Khajuria told reporters.

The party gave a call for a shutdown in Jammu on Monday to protest the decision.

He said the BJP will soon launch a nationwide agitation on the issue and demanded dismissal of the Ghulam Nabi Azad-led Congress government in the state.

The shutdown call was supported by state VHP president Ramakant Dubey, who also demanded that Vohra be replaced.