VHP protest outside Hyderabad’s US Consulate foiled

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Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Police on Monday detained a group of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists before they could stage a protest outside the US Consulate here against a CIA report that branded them as “militant organisations”.

The activists were stopped by police in Begumpet when they were trying to march towards the consulate building.

The protestors were raising slogans against the US and the Central Intelligence Agency.

The organisations had called for laying a siege to the consulate to protest against the CIA repor which described them as “militant religious outfits”.

The CIA factbook on India called RSS a “political pressure group”.

The VHP has threatened a global protest if the CIA does not amend its factbook.

As a precaution, the Hyderabad Police had detained a few leaders of VHP. Security was also tightened around the US consulate.

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–IANS

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