Patiala-Sangrur road blocked for four hours

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2015 22:58 IST

A day after 21 pages of a ‘Bir’ of Guru Granth Sahib were found torn inside a gurdwara in Tarn Taran’s Baath village, members of radical Sikh organisations blocked the Patiala-Sangrur highway for around four hours on Saturday afternoon. The resultant diversion by the police ended up creating a lot of problems for commuters.

Protesters raised slogans against the police and the Punjab government for their alleged failure to act against the perpetrators of the blasphemous act.

Local Sikh radical leader Ranjit Singh Dadriwalan was leading the protest and some protest marches were also held at certain places. Men armed with kirpans were also seen at certain places.

“We do not want to harm or inconvenience the common man. However, the inaction of the government has forced us to take to the road and protest,” a protester claimed.

Following the protest, heavy police force remained deployed in the region with a posse of cops around Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib.

“No violence was reported,” SP city Daljeet Singh Rana said.

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