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UP shouldn’t interfere in yatra issue: Parrikar

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Sunday said the UP government should not interfere with the VHP’s yatra

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: August 26, 2013 1:31:27 am

UP shouldn’t interfere in yatra issue: Parrikar

Bangalore: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Sunday said the UP government should not interfere with the VHP’s yatra from Ayodhya unless there was an issue of law and order. “I don’t think there is any law and order issue and thereby going (taking out yatra) to Ayodhya doesn’t make any difference. At most you could have tightened the security,” Parrikar said. He said there should be freedom for the all the faiths in religious matters. On RJD accusing VHP and BJP of match-fixing over the issue,Parrikar curtly replied,“They probably have the experience of match-fixing.”

No cong hand in yatra ban,says Khurshid

Etah: Union Minister Salman Khurshid Sunday said that the decision to ban VHP’s ‘84-Kosi parikrama yatra’ has been taken by the Samajwadi Party government of Uttar Pradesh and Congress had nothing to do with it. “Congress has no hand in putting brakes on VHP’s parikrama programme and the Samajwadi Party government has imposed a ban on it”,Khurshid said here. “Though everyone has the right to follow the traditions of their respective religions and governments should respect them,we are opposed to religion being turned into politics and made its tool,” he said.

JD(u): ‘no politics in places of worship’

Patna: Opposing VHP’s yatra from Ayodhya,the JD(U) Sunday said no politics should be played in places of worship. “There should be no politics in places of worship,” state unit JD(U) president Vashistha Narayan Singh told reporters at a function where BJP leader Manoj Nishad joined the party. Describing the yatra as a “political event”,he said “the significance of ‘84-kosi parikrama yatra’ in Ayodhya has been diluted in the manner the politics was being played on in the garb of religious freedom.” “The yatra’s protagonists should realise that their use of religious places for furthering political interests may set an example for other religious groups to do the same,” the JD(U) leader warned.

you cannot regulate yatra,says Venkaiah

Hyderabad: With a massive crackdown by the UP government to enforce its ban on VHP’s yatra in Ayodhya,BJP Sunday condemned the arrest of Ashok Singhal and other religious leaders and said SP will face people’s wrath for its actions.“BJP strongly condemns the action of UP government in arresting Ashok Singhalji,in detaining the sadhus and sants from taking out the yatra. India is a free country. People have got every right to move around. You can regulate the yatra. How can you stop it? It is all being done keeping in mind only vote-bank politics,” senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said.

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