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Social media condemns holy book sacrilege, Kotkapura violence

Netizens are strongly criticising and raising voice against the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, reports of which are now coming in from various parts of the state, across all social media platforms.

punjab Updated: Oct 17, 2015 16:07 IST
Monica Sharma

Netizens are strongly criticising and raising voice against the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, reports of which are now coming in from various parts of the state, across all social media platforms.

The trouble had begun on Monday when torn pages of the holy book were found in a village at Faridkot. The sacrilege also led to violent protests between the police and the protesters, which left two dead and more than 60 hurt at Behbal Kalan village on Wednesday.

Besides, coming down on the streets, people are also registering their protest on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and messaging apps, including Whatsapp.

Across social media platforms, most of the Sikh supporters displayed black flags as their profile pictures to express their resentment over the incident. The black flag has quotes inscribed in Punjabi such as “Mein Guru Granth Sahib Ji di beizzati de ros wajon aaj jhanda laayea hai “(I have put up this black flag in a protest against the insult to Guru Granth Sahib Ji). While some pictures simply read, ‘Ros’(anger) other like,”main Kotkapura kaand wich Sikhan te hoi Tashadud da virodh karda haan” (I protest against the atrocities on Sikhs in Kotkapura incident), openly criticised the ghastly act.

In some of the Facebook posts, the people also strongly condemned the Badal government for its inability to control the situation.

One user wrote, “Every Sikh should save some money every day from the earnings and save for supporting incoming Dharamyudh. All will know when Khalsa army will come.”

The members of the community are shared posters on Facebook and held discussions on the issue. A user wrote, “Stop killing of protesting Sikhs and why only action against Sikhs.” Also poster with ‘Jagan da vela’ written were also widely shared.

Besides, putting up posters, the users also shared pictures of the Sikh protestors who were injured during the clashes in Punjab on Wednesday.

Through the messages on Facebook and WhatsApp, support is being mustered for the protestors and more and more people are being asked to join the protest.