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VHP bandh for seer's release begins

November 22, 2004 08:48 IST

The nation-wide bandh call given by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to protest the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi began at midnight on Sunday.

The day-long bandh has been called by the VHP to "give vent to the feelings of Hindus over the unjust arrest of the Kanchi seer", VHP Maharashtra general secretary Vynkatesh Abdeo said.

Meanwhile, adequate security arrangements have been made by authorities to tackle the bandh. The VHP leader said essential services have been spared from the bandh.

Ahead of the bandh, BJP president L K Advani asked partymen "not to be apologetic or defensive about the party's
ideology".

Advani reached Chennai on Monday as part ofthepartycampaign to demand the release of the seer.


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Sub: Why so fuss...

If he is innocent, then the courts, and above it The GOD, will save him. And if he is guilty, why are these people making ...


Posted by Taher





Sub: The importan ce of VHP Bandh...Reg.

Dear readres, Let me first introduce.. I was one of the activist of VHP some seven years back, I am teaching in a foreign university- ...


Posted by Gokul





Sub: shankaracharya and the happenings in Tamilnaadu

Taking political advantage of the issues concerning religious sentiments and dividing the society on caste line is well known in the worlds biggest democratic country.When ...


Posted by umesh





Sub: Bandh - Use a new method

Sir, I would like to request all the organisations who are directly or indirectly involved in the bandh to follow an new style of bandh, ...


Posted by Shivanand R Prabhu





Sub: no special treatment

there will be no special treatment for anybody. if seer is a suspect, his "status" should not be allowed to affect the investigation


Posted by RD




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