The situation at Bargari village, 27 km from here, became tense on Monday after the alleged desecration of a bir of Guru Granth Sahib.
Gurdwara sewadars noticed a few pages torn off the holy book in the morning and reported the matter to police.
The pages found in the street are believed to be from the Bir that was allegedly stolen from the gurdwara at the nearby Jawahar Singh wala village in June.
A villager said a car reportedly passed through the street around midnight and someone might have thrown the pages.
As the word spread, Sikh activists assembled at the gurdwara and raised slogans against the police for not being able to trace the stolen Bir.
Heavy security was deployed in the village. In the evening, protesters moved towards Kotkapura and sat on dharna in the main chowk there. Following this the traffic had to be diverted.
“We want to register our protest against the police that has failed to identify the accused in the stolen Bir case even after four months, and now the Bir has been shown disrespect. The protest will go on till the accused are arrested,” said Amrik Singh Ajnala, who was leading the protest.
SSP Sukhminder Singh Mann and Ferozepur DIG Amar Singh Chahal tried to convince the protesters, who refused to lift it.