- BJP workers demonstrate against
MUMBAI (2-3-2001): BJP activists on Friday
demonstrated against the Taliban regime's demolition drive to break the historical Buddha
statues in Afghanistan and burnt an effigy of Mulla Omar as a symbol of protest.
The demonstration was staged outside
Churchgate station opposite western railway headquarters in south Mumbai, police said.
The activists raised anti-Taliban slogans
and condemned it for "cultural carnage" hurting sentiments of millions of
Buddhists all over the world.
BJP Mumbai unit president Vinod Tawade said the act of
Taliban was not only "un-Islamic" but also "barbaric".