Jyeshtha Shukla 1,Kaliyug Varsha 5114
Congratulations to Mr. Tejinder Pal Singh and other members of BSKS who locked the Kashmir house in demand to increase the duration of the Amarnath Yatra !
A case has been filed against all five. "They locked the main gate of the Jammu and Kashmir House. We reached the spot and broke the lock and detained all of them. We let them off after filing an FIR," a police official said.
BSKS president Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga said: "We want the duration of the Amarnath Yatra to increase to at least 120 days and our struggle will continue till our demand is met."
Bagga claimed that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was locked inside for an hour while they protested outside. Police however, refused to verify this claim.
Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) which manages the shrine and is headed by Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, has decided to start the pilgrimage June 25 and to end Aug 2 (39 days), the full moon day of the Hindu month of 'Shravan'.
Hindu groups Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal want the pilgrimage period to be two months.
Source : Kashmir Observer