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HT Punjab news digest: From Khalistan slogans at Bluestar anniversary, to mess in Manali, to brutal sodomy in Tarn Taran

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 3.

punjab Updated: Jun 06, 2017 21:26 IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Radical Sikh activist rising pro-Khalistan slogans at the 33rd anniversary function of Operation Bluestar at Akal Takht, Golden Temple, in Amritsar on Tuesday, June 6.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Viral video shows 17-yr-old boy stripped, brutalised with iron rod in Tarn Taran
A video going viral on social media revealed on Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy was assaulted naked, and an iron rod inserted in his rectum, by some villagers to purportedly avenge his alleged act of sodomy with their children, in Bachra village on the outskirts of Tarn Taran. Read more

Bluestar anniversary: Akal Takht jathedar faces protest, pro-Khalistan slogans during ‘sandesh’
There was ruckus at the Golden Temple on Tuesday morning when Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh faced protests and pro-Khalistan slogans from radical Sikhs in the gathering as he delivered his annual sandesh (message) on the 33rd anniversary of Operation Bluestar at Akal Takht. Read more

Bluestar anniversary: Amritsar witnesses complete shutdown on call by Dal Khalsa
Police kept vigil on all the popular areas of the city, including Lawrence road, Ranjit Avenue , Mall road , Maqbool road and Queens road. The officials deployed on crossings and inside the market made sure that forcible shutdowns were not done. Police also kept a check on vehicles plying on the roads. Read more

Manali mess: 8-hour jam cleared, but row between taxi operators, admn far from over
Hours after a jam due to protest by taxi drivers near Manali was cleared overnight, the Kullu district administration on Tuesday imposed prohibitory orders against assembly of people, apprehending protests. Read more

HT Clean My Chandigarh Campaign | Mandis in a mess
Though ranked the cleanest city in the north India by Swachh Survekshan-2017, the City Beautiful has an ugly underbelly. Its grubby grain, fruit and vegetable markets scored a measly 39 marks, much below other grain markets in the north like that of Kullu, which was declared the cleanest with 60 marks. Read more

Bathinda police start sending court summons on WhatsApp to cops appearing as witness
In a first-in-Punjab initiative, to save time and effort, the Bathinda police department is sending court summons through web-based messaging service WhatsApp to its personnel’s mobile phones for them to appear as witnesses. Read more

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First Published: Jun 06, 2017 21:26 IST