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Congress extends support to agitation by Sikh bodies

National spokesman of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former member of Parliament (MP) Vijay Inder Singla, supporting the protest by Sikh bodies against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, has accused the state government of failing to maintain peace in the state and bringing shame to the state in front of the whole world. He said that an FIR should be lodged against the state home ministry and strict action should be taken against it.

punjab Updated: Oct 24, 2015 21:28 IST
HT Correspondent
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National spokesman of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former member of Parliament (MP) Vijay Inder with Sikh protesters in Sangrur.(HT Photo )

National spokesman of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former member of Parliament (MP) Vijay Inder Singla, supporting the protest by Sikh bodies against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, has accused the state government of failing to maintain peace in the state and bringing shame to the state in front of the whole world. He said that an FIR should be lodged against the state home ministry and strict action should be taken against it.

Meanwhile, the protest in front of the administrative complex hare for the past four days continues and is expected to go on for more days. The police have made elaborate arrangements to maintain peace and closed the road from both sides.

There are more than 50 shops on the road leading to the administrative complex and business of all of them has come to a standstill due to the protest.

A shopkeeper, Rajinder Kumar, who has a shop of apparels on the road, said that one must protest against wrong things and everybody has the right to protest, but one must think from all perspectives and common people should not suffer. “We have suffered a hug loss in our business for no fault of ours,” he said.