Sources said the activists will remain in detention till official function at Bakshi Stadium here concludes. Meanwhile, former CM Omar Abdullah termed the detention of activists as a "fixed match" by the government in which BJP is a coalition partner.
Journalists from Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and from other states would join the Yatra, Jharkhand Journalist Association release said. Chief Minister's Principal Secretary, Sanjay Kumar was also present at the occasion.
Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha feels the timing of the partys failed campaign to hoist the national flag in Srinagar was not appropriate and that the advice given by key ally JD leader Nitish Kumar to desist from that was valid.