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BJP launches 3-day stir against seer's arrest
November 20, 2004
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday launched a three-day, nationwide agitation to protest the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi by the Tamil Nadu Police in a murder case.
Senior BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Jaswant Singh will observe a day-long fast on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
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