Massive response to Communal Harmony Yatra at Doda/Bhaderwah/Kishtwar

Communal Harmony Yatra (Bhaichara Yatra) sponsored by J&K National Panthers Party, after a night halt at Batote started this morning with hundreds of Panthers Party activists participating. The yatra which started from Jammu, the City of Temples, yesterday reached the District Headquarters of Doda with hundreds of people welcoming the participants with the beating of drums and flower bouquets. The Panthers Party activists led by its Chief Patron Prof. Bhim Singh and accompanied by, among others, M/s. Chairman Harsh Dev Singh, MLA, President Balwant Singh Mankotia, MLA, General Secretary Yashpaul Kundal, MLA, P.K. Ganjoo & S. Daljit Singh, Vice Presidents, Ms. Anita Thakur, General Secretary, Bansi Lal Sharma, Political Advisor, Rafiq Ahmed, Sarpanch, Pradesh Secretary, Young Panthers Sr. Vice President, Pushvinder Manhas, Rajesh Padgotra, Chowdhary Iqbal, Mohd. Farooq, R.P. Sharma and others.
Hundreds of Panthers Party activists led by its District President Farooq Ahmed Dar received the yatra at its headquarters which took out a Bhaichara Yatra in the streets of Doda. At Doda Chowk a brief rally was held with the slogans, “Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Itihad Jindabad! Jindabad!, Hindu- Muslim-Sikh-Isayee Apas Mein Hain Bhai Bhai.”  The slogans like ‘Awaz Do-Hum Ek Hain’ rented the sky. The senior leaders M/s. Harsh Dev Singh, Balwant Singh Mankotia, Yashpaul Kundal, S. Daljit Singh and Ms. Anita Thakur also addressed a huge rally appealing the people to strengthen communal harmony and defeat the forces of communalism, reaction and the divisive forces. The yatra reached Bhaderwah, a mini-Switzerland in the north at 1.00 O’clock. Several Panthers Party leaders led by its Vice President Mohd. Iqbal Choudhary joined the yatra, which was taken out through the streets of historical town of Bhaderwah, which is famous for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Senior Panthers Party leaders in their message appealed the people of J&K to stand united in the interest of future prosperity of our next generations.