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VHP slams withdrawal of PSA against Kashmiri detenues

india Updated: Jan 22, 2009 17:52 IST

The VHP on Thursday alleged that the recent revocation of Public Safety Act (PSA) Act against 15 Kashmiri detenues would turn out to be a morale booster for terrorists engaging in subversive activities in the country.

The saffron organisation, however, threatened to start an agitation in Jammu if the government failed to revoke PSA against religious preacher Dinesh Bharti, who was evading arrest after being implicated in Jammu agitations.

"The withdrawal of PSA and the subsequent release of 15 Kashmiri detenues by the new NC-Congress coalition government will be a moral booster for terrorists," pradesh VHP president Ramakant Dubey told reporters here.

On the growing demand for withdrawal of PSA against Bharti, he said several Hindu organisations were agitating on the issue. "The authorities are adopting a very casual approach."

The government should revoke PSA as per the agreement between governor's panel and Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangarsh Samiti (SAYSS) during Jammu agitations last year.

PSA was slapped on Bharti during Jammu agitation and since then he had been evading arrest, official sources said.