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Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from J-K's Kathua amid high security

Written by  Shgun S -- January 22nd 2023 10:41 AM
Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from J-K's Kathua amid high security

Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from J-K's Kathua amid high security

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), January 22: Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Sunday morning.

Despite the twin blasts in Jammu's Narwal area on Saturday, which injured up to nine people, the Yatra continues on its final leg.

"Bharat Jodo Yatra will continue no matter what," Congress General Secretary K C Venugopal said when asked about the impact of J&K twin blasts on the Yatra.

The Yatra is in its final leg, and many familiar faces have joined it up to this point. The Yatra will end on January 30 in Srinagar.

Isherpreet Singh, president of the National Student's Union of India (NSUI), met Gandhi on Saturday during the Yatra and briefed him on the struggle of Punjab's Paralympic athletes.

Param Vir Chakra Awardee Captain Bana Singh (retired) and Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut also joined the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Kathua on Friday and expressed their happiness.

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Former J-K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah, and CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf are also set to participate in the yatra at the different locations, Congress leaders claimed.

On Thursday evening, Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered the Jammu region at Kathua's Lakhanpur area. As the Yatra marched on later in the evening, Congress supporters were seen carrying party flags and torch lights.

Gandhi, the MP from Wayanad in Kerala, had expressed delight at reaching Jammu for the final leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra.

"It is a great pleasure to reach Jammu and Kashmir as I go back to my home, where my ancestors had their roots. I am learning about and understanding more of me, every state, my country," the Congress leader said.

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