JAMMU, Feb. 5 -- The Congress on Monday staged protests in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh against alleged insult to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary in Uttar Pradesh last week.

In a purported video circulated on social media, alleged members of right-wing All India Hindu Mahasabha were seen enacting Gandhi's assassination by firing at his effigy before setting it ablaze on Wednesday.

The protestors, led by J&K party chief GA Mir, gathered near the statute of Mahatma Gandhi at Satwari chowk in Jammu to lodge their protest.

On the other hand, the party staged a silent protest near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on The Ridge in Shimla against the incident. The protest was led by state Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore, while AICC ...