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BJP felicitates lawyers who took on UP govt

Lawyers founded ‘Hindu Front for Justice’, organisation through which they help Hindus and file cases in court.

Lucknow | Published: January 10, 2014 3:05:59 am
In 1991, Jain had moved court with an appeal to search the canopy which had allegedly gone missing after it was removed from Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. In 1991, Jain had moved court with an appeal to search the canopy which had allegedly gone missing after it was removed from Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya.

The BJP Thursday felicitated two advocates for challenging the UP government’s move to withdraw terror cases. Ranjana Agnihotri and Hari Shankar Jain, who were felicitated in the presence of BJP general secretary and UP in-charge Amit Shah, are also petitioners in Ram Janmabhoomi cases.
The lawyers founded the ‘Hindu Front for Justice’ — an organisation through which they help Hindus and file cases in court. The felicitation was organised by BJP’s human rights cell.
In 1991, Jain had moved court with an appeal to search the canopy which had allegedly gone missing after it was removed from Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. Later, he moved court on December 21 in 1992 with an appeal to allow Hindus to offer prayers at Ram Janmabhoomi.
Jain also challenged UP’s decision to set up a Shanti Suraksha Bal with 50 per cent Muslim participation in 1994.
The two lawyers had also moved court with an appeal to provide compensation to terror attack victims in Varanasi and Ram Janmabhoomi campuses in 2005. They challenged the arrest of VHP patron Ashok Singhal when he was on his way to Ayodhya for 84-kosi parikrama in October last year.
On the PIL filed against UP’s move to withdraw cases against those accused in terror activities, the High Court,  in December 2013, ruled that the state cannot do so without the Centre’s consent.
During the ceremony, Shah said: “I have not seen such misuse of the National Security Act in any other state. The NSA is being invoked here on those who oppose cow slaughter and not against those who indulge in it.”
BJP state convener of Human Rights Cell, Kuldeep Pati Tripathi, said the lawyers were honoured to motivate others to fight for Hindutva and nationalism.

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