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All party meet in Punjab

india Updated: May 26, 2009 13:07 IST
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Leaders of political parties today met at an all party meeting convened by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Tuesday to restore peace in the wake of violence in the state.

Besides the leaders of the SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress, the meeting was also attended by representatives of the CPI, the CPM and the BSP.

Three persons have been killed at different places in Jalandhar district in the widespread violence and arson since yesterday.

The leaders also observed a two minute silence as a mark of respect to Sant Rama Nand who died in the attack.
The Chief Minister moved a resolution for safeguarding what he described as the "hard-earned" atmosphere of peace in Punjab.

The resolution proposed exemplary punishment to those guilty for the incident in Vienna where the sect head was killed in an attack on Sunday, resulting in widespread violence and arson in the state.