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Jhalur incident: agitators shift protest to Dhindsa’s residence

punjab Updated: Nov 20, 2016 15:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Members of labour and farmer unions holding a protest in Sangrur on Saturday.(HT Photo)

After a week-long protest outside the deputy commissioner’s office, members of different labour and farmer unions shifted their protest to the residence of finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Saturday. The agitators marched towards Dhindsa’s residence and sat on a protest outside his residence.

“The culprits are in contact with the police and the police have not arrested them. It is a condemnable and shameful act” said Mukesh, president, Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee.

“As the finance minister is supporting the accused, who attacked Dalits, we decided to stage protest outside his residence,” he added.

However, the police said that raids were being conducted to arrest the accused, “We are working on the case and accused will be arrested soon,” said Harwinder Singh, station house officer, Lehra police station.

Members of labour and farmer unions have been on protest after the death of 70-year-old Dalit woman Gurdev Kaur, who died at the PGIMER in Chandigarh last Friday night. The woman was among 30 people, who were injured in a clash between Dalits and upper caste landlords over common land on October 5.