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Sanjha morcha stages dharna against poor law and order

Activists of constituent parties of Sanjha Morcha on Monday staged protest in front of the deputy commissioner's office against poor law and order situation in the state.

punjab Updated: Dec 17, 2012 23:11 IST
HT Correspondent

Activists of constituent parties of Sanjha Morcha on Monday staged protest in front of the deputy commissioner's office against poor law and order situation in the state.


Hundreds of members of People's Party of Punjab (PPP), SAD (Longowal), Communist Party of India (CPI) and CPIM raised slogans against state government for its failure to ensure safety of the common man.

Addressing the gathering, CPI leader Satwant Singh Kharewad demanded said that President's rule should be invoked in Punjab. He said that cold-blooded murder of an ASI in Amritsar and minor girl's abduction proved breakdown of law and order in the state. "Incidents of rape, assault and robberies are increasing day by day. In 2012, the rape cases have gone up by 35%, abduction cases by 14%," he claimed.

Meanwhile, PPP district president Baldev Singh Mann said besides law and order problem, state government had failed to generate employment avenues.

'Breakdown of law and order'
Fatehgarh Sahib: There is complete breakdown of law and order in the state, said leaders of the Sanjha Morcha during a protest here on Monday. Activists of PPP, SAD (Longowal), CPI and CPIM staged dharna in front of the deputy commissioner's office. Addressing the protesters, PPP district president Jagmeet Singh Sahota said the SAD-BJP government had failed in checking the activities of anti-social elements across the state. He said that people were feeling unsafe. The dharna was also addressed by

Sarabjit Singh Makhan, Satpreet Singh Kaler, Amar Nath. Later, a memorandum was submitted to Fatehgarh Sahib additional deputy commissioner Baljit Singh Sidhu.