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Valmikis halt train near Jalandhar, demand action against Rakhi Sawant

As many as 100 members of the Valmiki Tiger Force on Tuesday halted the Shatabdi Express coming from Delhi at the city railway station demanding action against actress and reality show star Rakhi Sawant for hurting the community’s sentiments by allegedly using derogatory language for Bhagwan Valmiki.

punjab Updated: Jul 13, 2016 15:59 IST
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The protesters said that Rakhi Sawant used derogatory language against Bhagwan Valmiki during an interview with a news channel. The protesters demanded arrest of the actress.(HT Photo)

As many as 100 members of the Valmiki Tiger Force on Tuesday halted the Shatabdi Express coming from Delhi at the city railway station demanding action against actress and reality show star Rakhi Sawant for hurting the community’s sentiments by allegedly using derogatory language for Bhagwan Valmiki.

The train that reached the city railway station at around 12:45 pm remained halted for around 25 minutes due to which many trains running on the same route got delayed. Some passengers travelling in the train came out of the train and requested the railway officials help end the protest.

The protesters said that Rakhi Sawant used derogatory language against Bhagwan Valmiki during an interview with a news channel. The protesters demanded arrest of the actress.

They gave an ultimatum of 72 hours to the authorities concerned to take action against the actress, failing which they threatened to launch a protest.

Members of the Valmiki Tiger Force blocking the Shatabadi Express at the Jalandhar railway station. (HT Photo)

Police intervene

The government railway police (GRP) and railway protection force (RPF) had to intervene to ask the protesters to lift the protest and assured them to communicate their demands to the higher authorities.

Makhan Singh, deputy zsuperintendent of police (DSP), GRP, station house officer (SHO), RPF, Satbir Singh with city SHO Baldev Singh Randhawa reached the spot.