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Uma Bharti tells devotees to respect law at Dhar

The expelled BJP leader said there should be full respect for law and order to maintain peace at the shrine.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 17:12 IST

A long-time proponent of Hindu claims over Dhar's Bhojshala, expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti on Friday said there should be full respect for law and order to maintain peace at the shrine.

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, who in the past has led agitations in support of Hindu claims over the shrine, said she wanted Friday's event to pass off peacefully.

"Madhya Pradesh is a land of peace-loving people. I pray to God that everything passes off peacefully at Dhar. There should be full respect for law and order," Bharti said.

Her comments came after trouble broke out in the MP town when Muslim worshippers heading for Friday prayers were allegedly stopped by Basant Panchami participants.