Sikh activists hold peaceful protests against sacrilege incidents

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2015 15:54 IST
Members of various Sikh Panthic organisation protesting at Guru Nanak Mission Chowk in Jalandhar. (HT Photo )

Activists of various Sikh Panthic organisations held a peaceful protest by wearing black badges and carrying black flags in their hands at the Guru Nanak Mission Chowk here for three hours on Tuesday in protest against the incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib at several places in Punjab.

They chanted anti-government and pro-Khalistan slogans during the protest. They stood on the sides of the road and did not block the traffic at the Chowk. The protest began at 12 pm and ended at 3pm.

They demanded immediate arrest of the accused behind the sacrilege of the holy book. Heavy police force was deployed around the protest venue to prevent any untoward incident

Meanwhile, several Sikh associations held a peaceful protest in Phagwara on Tuesday to show resentment against the government and to protest against the alleged sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village in Faridkot on October 12 and other sacrilege incidents.

Hundreds of protestors, including women, wearing black badges and holding posters gathered outside the Gurdwara at the Banga road at 12 pm and held a march towards the Sugar Mill Chowk in Phagwara, where they held a protest till 3 pm.

Police kept strict vigil to thwart any untoward incident. Protestors alleged that if the government had taken the case seriously, this wouldn’t have happened.

The protestors were demanding immediate arrest of accused involved in the reported sacrilege of the holy book.

They alleged that then director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini is responsible for killing of two innocent Sikh protestors, who were killed during police firing in Faridkot.

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