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Jaspal's bhog: Gurdaspur to observe bandh?

punjab Updated: Apr 05, 2012 19:06 IST
Kamaljit Singh Kamal
Kamaljit Singh Kamal
Hindustan Times
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The residents of Gurdaspur are likely to observe an unannounced bandh on April 7,the day of bhog ceremony of Jaspal Singh (18) at Chor Sidhwan village 7 km from here.

Some of the private schools in Gurdaspur have already announced a holiday on that day. Many shop keepers have made up their mind to not open their shops on the bandh, for they do not want any trouble.

When contacted,Gurdaspur deputy commissioner Siben C said that there was no call of bandh in Gurdaspur given by any organisation for April 7.

He said that as a precautionary measure, the administration had divided the town into wards and sectors where the security forces had been deployed in sufficient number to instil a sense of security among the residents of the town.

Meanwhile a heavy posse of police force will be deployed at all entry and exit points at the Chorh Sidhwan village to confine the movements of the crowd at the bhog ceremony and they will not be allowed to move to town, reliable police sources said.

The family sources disclosed that a simple bhog ceremony of Jaspal Singh would be observed. The bhog of 'Sehaj Path' of Sri Guru Granth Sahib will be performed. Two of the 'kirtani jathas' will perform 'kirtan' for one hour each.

There won't be any political speeches by the political leaders. Only Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh will address the gathering after the 'ardas',the family members said.

Meanwhile Jalandhar divisional commissioner Anurag Verma visited the house of Jaspal Singh at Chorh Sidhwan village to express his sympathy with the aggrieved family on Wednesday. He also visited the spot in town where Jaspal Singh was killed in police firing on a bandh called by Shiv Sena.