Strong protests by pro-Jammu parties erupted in Jammu on Wednesday over barbaric murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur.
The protesters owing allegiance to the Dogra Front, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal raised slogans against the brutal killing and demanded strict action against the perpetrators.
The protesters said that the murderers must be given the death penalty in the case.
They also demanded sacking of the Ashok Gehlot-led government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Rajasthan.
The protesters also burnt effigies of the two attackers.
Bajrang Dal’s provincial convener Karthik Sudan said, “By releasing video after the brutal murder of a hapless law-abiding man, the criminals have made mockery of the Constitution. They also issued death threats to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They have threatened liberalism, freedom of thought and secularism.”
“This is a challenge which the people of India are facing today. We appeal to the central government to award capital punishment to the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” he added.
The activists of Dogra Front and Shiv Sena led by their president Ashok Gupta took out a massive protest rally in Jammu city against the beheading of Kanhaiya Lal.
“After executing the murder, the two men, who identified themselves as Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, even threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi while boasting about their heinous crime,” said Gupta.
The post-mortem of Kanhaiya Lal revealed that he died due to excessive loss of blood. He was attacked 26 times with a sharp weapon, and stabbed eight to 10 times in the neck.
Gupta applauded the central government’s decision to hand over the Udaipur murder case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and said it is a welcome step in the right direction.
Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha held a meeting with several political leaders of the union territory at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The meeting was held to discuss the current situation in J&K and the Amarnath Yatra that will begin on Thursday. The Lt Governor said the meeting was held to discuss the management of Amarnath Yatra. PDP chief spokesman Suhail Bukhari, however, didn’t say whether pDP president Mehbooba Mufti will attend the meeting.
Amid tight security first batch of yatris reached Baltal on Wednesday, one of the base camps for the Amarnath Yatra, as the pilgrims will have a night halt at the camp. On Thursday morning they will be leaving for the holy cave. At several places, documents were checked thoroughly. Every year the annual Amarnath yatra is taken from two routes via Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag district. Some pilgrims were busy chanting hymns.
A 15-year-old pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained after being hit by an SUV near Botanical garden, Chandigarh. Lavanya was identified as Lavanya, 15, a resident of Nayagaon. The incident took place on Tuesday when Lavanya was crossing the road near gate number 1 of Botanical Garden. She where she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. Lavanya is survived by The victim’s mother, Nancy Sharma, who works in a hotel and 10-year-old brother, and her father.
According to the proposal, which has been reviewed by HT the salary and allowances of chief minister and ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, chief whip and the leader of opposition will increase from the existing ₹72,000 to ₹170,000, and that lawmakers, from ₹54,000 to ₹90,000.
Amid chants of “Har Har Mahadev” and “Bam Bam Bhole”, lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday morning flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra from the Yatri Niwas base camp at Bhagwati Nagar here in the Jammu city for their onward journey to the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir.