Gujarat VHP protests against Ayodhya yatra ban

Mon Aug 26 2013, 17:37 hrs
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists held protests in Ahmedabad against the Uttar Pradesh Government's crackdown on the Ayodhya yatra. VHP activists gathered outside the Collector's office and held a sit-in agitation to condemn UP government's ban '84 Kosi Parikrama Yatra'. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists held protests in Ahmedabad against the Uttar Pradesh Government's crackdown on the Ayodhya yatra. VHP activists gathered outside the Collector's office and held a sit-in agitation to condemn UP government's ban '84 Kosi Parikrama Yatra'. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
They also condemned the massive crackdown by the administration yesterday as top VHP leaders, including Pravin Togadia, Ashok Singhal were among the 1,700 people arrested for defying ban. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
They also condemned the massive crackdown by the administration yesterday as top VHP leaders, including Pravin Togadia, Ashok Singhal were among the 1,700 people arrested for defying ban. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Following their sit-in, the VHP activists also submitted a memorandum to the Collector Roopwant Singh. 'We have given a memorandum to the Collector to be submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee, in which we have complained about the high-handedness against the Hindus of the country,' said General Secretary, VHP Gujarat unit Ranchhod Bharwad to PTI. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Following their sit-in, the VHP activists also submitted a memorandum to the Collector Roopwant Singh. 'We have given a memorandum to the Collector to be submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee, in which we have complained about the high-handedness against the Hindus of the country,' said General Secretary, VHP Gujarat unit Ranchhod Bharwad to PTI. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
"We have urged the President to do the needful to stop brutality against the Hindus," he added. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
"We have urged the President to do the needful to stop brutality against the Hindus," he added. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists today clashed with police during a protest against the UP government's decision to ban their Ayodhya yatra, prompting police to use water canons to disperse them. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists today clashed with police during a protest against the UP government's decision to ban their Ayodhya yatra, prompting police to use water canons to disperse them. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The protestors pelted stones at police during the demonstration at Jantar Mantar here and tried to break barricades. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The protestors pelted stones at police during the demonstration at Jantar Mantar here and tried to break barricades. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Police lathicharge on activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad as they trying to break barricadding towards parliament during their protest in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Police lathicharge on activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad as they trying to break barricadding towards parliament during their protest in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Police had to resort to use of water canons and mild canon charge to disperse the protestors. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Police had to resort to use of water canons and mild canon charge to disperse the protestors. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The protestors also burnt an effigy of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The protestors also burnt an effigy of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"Around 400-500 protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar around 12:30 PM. Initially, the protest was peaceful but when some of them tried to break barricades and pelted stones, we had to use mild force to control them," said a senior police official. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
"Around 400-500 protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar around 12:30 PM. Initially, the protest was peaceful but when some of them tried to break barricades and pelted stones, we had to use mild force to control them," said a senior police official. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
An activist holds a knife as police using water cannon on activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
An activist holds a knife as police using water cannon on activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The UP government had banned the VHP yatra over fears of communal flare up. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The UP government had banned the VHP yatra over fears of communal flare up. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Top VHP leaders Pravin Togadia and Ashok Singhal were among around 1,700 people arrested in a massive crackdown by the UP administration yesterday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
Top VHP leaders Pravin Togadia and Ashok Singhal were among around 1,700 people arrested in a massive crackdown by the UP administration yesterday. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The arrested senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders were shifted to Etah jail amid tight security arrangements while the outfit's activists staged protest demonstrations at different places against yesterday's massive crackdown on 84-kosi parikrama in Ayodhya.  (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)
The arrested senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders were shifted to Etah jail amid tight security arrangements while the outfit's activists staged protest demonstrations at different places against yesterday's massive crackdown on 84-kosi parikrama in Ayodhya. (IE Photo: Ravi Kanojia)

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