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VHP warns of violence if stopped

October 13, 2003 18:07 IST

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday warned that the country will be plunged into violence if Ram bhakts were prevented from reaching Ayodhya for the October 17 mass darshan.

"The [Atal Bihari] Vajpayee government must allow Ram bhakts to travel to Ayodhya and the Mulayam Singh Yadav government must allowthem to have darshan of Ram lalla. Otherwise, if the country plunges into communal violence, Prime Minister Atal BihariVajpayee will be responsible," senior VHP leader PravinTogadia told reporters in New Delhi.

Asked if his remarks amounted to a threat, the VHP leader said: "I am only apprising the government of the position."

"Vajpayee should decide whether he is supporting Mulayam Singh Yadav or the Ram bhakts. People will not tolerate double standards," he said.

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Sub: Political drama

These are all an understanding between BJP and SP. BJP want their votebank back and SP want the muslims behind it. Elections in 5 states ...

Posted by raman

Sub: Ram Bhakts in Ayodhya

What is the need of Ram Bhakts having Darshan. Cant they live without darshan. There are so many other Indians (including Hindus) who do not ...

Posted by Anubhav

Sub: What a responsible organization !

What a responsible organization !!! Threatening with riots !!! Is that the right thing that a god believer supposed to do ? What is our ...

Posted by Manu Krishnan

Sub: VHP and its threats

Hi! I doubt Tagadia's credibility. I feel he is immature and irresponsible to make such comments in the press (about inciting communal voilence). Personally I ...

Posted by Bhavya Banga

Sub: Togadia..

Here's another guy who thinks he is above the law of the land. And the soft approach the central & state govts take towards him ...

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