Demanding Amarnath Yatra resumption, Shiv Sena activists block traffic in Punjab

  • PTI, Phagwara
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2016 14:31 IST
The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for the third consecutive day with 15,000 people affected. (HT Photo)

Activists of Shiv Sena Punjab, demanding resumption of Amarnath Yatra from Jammu, blocked traffic on National Highway 1 here, prompting authorities to divert two Delhi-Lahore buses on Monday.

Amarnath Yatra suspended for third day, 15000 affected

Led by Sena’s state senior vice-president Rajesh Palta, the protesters demanded immediate resumption of the Amarnath Yatra, which had been suspended due to “chaotic conditions” in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The protesters started from Hanumangarhi Temple and converged on NH1, blocking its two sides, leading to a long queues of vehicles towards Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

Raising slogans against the Narendra Modi-led government and the PDP government, they demanded dismissal of the J&K government and imposition of President’s Rule.

They also burnt a poster of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, police said.

In view of the protest, the Delhi-bound Sada-e-Sarhad bus from Lahore was diverted via Kartarpur, Kapurthala, Nakodar, Noormahal, Phillaur onto the NH 1.

Lahore-bound bus coming from New Delhi was also diverted from Phillaur, Noormahal, Nakodar, Kartarpur onto the NH 1.

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