People travel to J&K without permit due to Mukherjee’s sacrifice: Shah

Kashmir Times. Dated: 6/24/2019 11:28:59 AM

NEW DELHI, Jun 23 (Agencies): Paying tributes to Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his death anniversary, BJP president Amit Shah said Sunday that it was due to his sacrifice that people from other states could travel to Jammu and Kashmir without permit and that West Bengal became a part of India.
Shah, who is also the Union home minister, went to the BJP headquarters here to pay tributes to Mukherjee and asserted that his agitation for Jammu and Kashmir's complete integration with the country was independent India's first nationalist stir. On the occasion, BJP working president J P Nadda said the party remains committed to Mukherjee's ideals and also referred to his death under "mysterious circumstances", slamming the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for not ordering a probe.
He had died in 1953 in Srinagar in police custody after he had entered the northern state, defying the requirement for obtaining a permit for doing so. The then government had said he had died due to medical reasons after his health conditions deteriorated in custody. The Jana Sangh, the precursor to BJP, had suspected a foul play and sought a probe.



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