Hindu extremist outfit, Hindustan Shiv Sena on Thursday, alleged that Amarnath pilgrims are being ill treated and the government is extracting money from them on the pretext of changing registration dates.
Led by Sena president Rajesh Kesri, the activists raised slogans against the Jammu and Kashmir government and also burnt effigies. The party, which is a faction of the Shiv Sena, condemned the use of alleged force against the yatris at Pahalgam and Baltal and also alleged that Yatris were asked to pay up to Rs 800 for changing the registration dates.
“We condemn the lathi charge on the yatris. They didn’t even spare women. It was height of police atrocities,” Kesri alleged.
“Yatris are being forced to pay up to Rs 800 for changing the registration dates. If no tax is being imposed on any religious pilgrimage across the country why the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is then extracting money from Amarnath pilgrims,” he asked.(AGENCIES)