A day after clashes, Punjab shuts down

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Several areas in Punjab were on Thursday largely or partially shut following a bandh called by Sant Samaj, a Sikh organisation, to protest the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib. (JS Grewal/HT)

Several areas in Punjab were on Thursday largely or partially shut following a bandh called by Sant Samaj, a Sikh organisation, to protest the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib. (JS Grewal/HT)

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Thousands of people, including women, with swords and sticks in their hands marched on roads at places like Main Chowk in Moga, Bagha Purana, Ajitwal, Bughi Pura Chowk, Lohara Chowk and Fatehgarh road. (JS Grewal/HT)

Thousands of people, including women, with swords and sticks in their hands marched on roads at places like Main Chowk in Moga, Bagha Purana, Ajitwal, Bughi Pura Chowk, Lohara Chowk and Fatehgarh road. (JS Grewal/HT)

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In Tarn Taran, protestors blocked the Tarn Taran-Harike road and also burnt the effigy of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. (JS Grewal/HT)

In Tarn Taran, protestors blocked the Tarn Taran-Harike road and also burnt the effigy of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. (JS Grewal/HT)

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Security has been beefed up in the state in the wake of the Punjab bandh call by the Sant Samaj. (JS Grewal/HT)

Security has been beefed up in the state in the wake of the Punjab bandh call by the Sant Samaj. (JS Grewal/HT)

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Sikh protesters forced shopkeepers to shutdown shops at Amritsar on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal / HT )

Sikh protesters forced shopkeepers to shutdown shops at Amritsar on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal / HT )

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Thousands of people, including women, with swords and sticks in their hands marched on roads at places like Main Chowk in Moga, Bagha Purana, Ajitwal, Bughi Pura Chowk, Lohara Chowk and Fatehgarh road. (JS Grewal/HT)

Thousands of people, including women, with swords and sticks in their hands marched on roads at places like Main Chowk in Moga, Bagha Purana, Ajitwal, Bughi Pura Chowk, Lohara Chowk and Fatehgarh road. (JS Grewal/HT)

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In Moga city, the protest march started from Gurudwara Bibi Kann Kaur and agitators held a dharna at Main Chowk on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road. (JS Grewal/HT)

In Moga city, the protest march started from Gurudwara Bibi Kann Kaur and agitators held a dharna at Main Chowk on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road. (JS Grewal/HT)

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The protesters, led by fringe radical outfits, have been demanding the arrest of those responsible for tearing off more than 100 pages of the Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village, 15 km from Kotkapura in Faridkot district, on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT)

The protesters, led by fringe radical outfits, have been demanding the arrest of those responsible for tearing off more than 100 pages of the Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village, 15 km from Kotkapura in Faridkot district, on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT)

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As many as 200 members of various organisations carried out a protest march in Jalandhar. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

As many as 200 members of various organisations carried out a protest march in Jalandhar. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

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