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ASI murder: Cong dharna tomorrow Amarinder, Jakhar to join protest

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, December 10, 2012
First Published: 01:09 IST(10/12/2012) | Last Updated: 10:22 IST(10/12/2012)

Congress MLAs will stage a dharna in the city on Tuesday in protest against the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state and the murder of ASI Ravinderpal Singh by Akali activist Ranjit Singh Rana and his associates at Chheharta.

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The dharna will focus on the manner in which gun-totting Akali "goons" had "hijacked" the state, as brought out by the murder of the ASI who had sacrificed his life to protect the honour and dignity of his daughter, Amritsar district Congress committee (DCC) rural chief Harpartap Singh Ajnala told HT here on Sunday.

Former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar will lead the party MLAs in the protest. The dharna will be staged from 11 am onwards at Rialto Chowk.Jakhar had announced the action plan of the Congress soon after the ASI's murder.

Besides MLAs, senior leaders of the party will also take part in the protest. The Congress has also extended an invitation to all residents of Amritsar and nearby villages to join the dharna.

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