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Quit Azad demand echoes in Jammu

Several saffron organisations demanded the resignation of J&K CM Azad for seeking Afzal's clemency.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 17:01 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Several saffron organisations on Sunday demanded the resignation of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for reportedly seeking clemency for Mohammad Afzal, sentenced to death in Parliament terror attack case.

Torching effigies of Azad at several places in Jammu region, activists of Jammu and Kashmir Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, VHP and BJP also demanded arrest of the chief minister terming his move as anti-national.

Shouting slogans, they staged protest marches asking the UPA government at the Centre to clarify its position on the matter.

Azad had no right to occupy the constitutional post after favouring pardon for Afzal, they said.

First Published: Oct 01, 2006 17:01 IST