Protests, blockades continue in and around Amritsar and Tarn Taran

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2015 19:54 IST
Sikh protesters block the Harike bridge during protests against the state government demanding arrest of those behind the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Agitated over the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, hundreds of Sikhs continued with the blockades in and around Amritsar for the second consecutive day.

The worst hit was the Amritsar-New Delhi National Highway, as hundreds of protesters continued to block the Beas Bridge, completely putting the traffic on this all important highway out of gear.

The protesters raised slogans against the state government and condemned it for failing to arrest even a single person in the whole case.

Although heavy deployment was made in and around the area, the police refrained from any talks with the agitators.

Protests continue in Amritsar city

Similarly, the protests continued at several places in the city as well. Blockades were laid at Daburji, Kot Mit Singh area on the outskirts whereas in the city many gathered to block the Majitha Road and the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road.

People raised slogans against the government and denied giving up the agitation till any arrest is made.

Notably, already upset with the sacrilege in Bargari village of Faridkot district, the protests have swelled in the Tarn Taran and Amritsar district after pages of Sri Guru Granth Sahib were found torn at Baath village of Tarn Taran.

“Police were deployment in large numbers in the city and a close eye was kept on the whole situation,” claimed police.

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