Protest continues at NH1; PAP, Rama Mandi chowks blocked

Updated on Oct 20, 2015 01:15 PM IST

The traffic on the National highway-1 continued to remain suspended since Monday night as the Sikh protesters held protest at PAP Chowk, the entrance point of the city, on Tuesday morning.

Sikh protesters held protest at PAP Chowk, the entrance point of Jalandhar.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Sikh protesters held protest at PAP Chowk, the entrance point of Jalandhar.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Hindustan Times | By, Jalandhar

The traffic on the National highway-1 continued to remain suspended since Monday night as the Sikh protesters held protest at PAP Chowk, the entrance point of the city, on Tuesday morning.

The buses from Ludhiana and Amritsar could not enter the city due to which passengers remained a harried lot. The buses from Hoshiarpur and Pathankot side had to leave the passengers at Chuggiti bypass and Nangal Shama Chowk on Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road, far away from the city area.

Train services were also hit in the city.

Meanwhile, Sikh protesters also blocked the Nakodar town and buses from Moga and Ferozepur were stuck in Shahkot. They sang hymns, chanted prayers and organised langar at the protest site.

As many as hundred trucks carrying goods were standing in Rama Mandi chowk due to the protest. Even auto rickshaw drivers used alternative routes to ferry the passengers. Meanwhile, heavy police force had been deployed in Mai Hira Market on Tuesday where Sikh protesters and shopkeepers pelted stones over a “trolling video” in the presence of police on Monday.

The cops also kept vigil at Jyoti Chowk, Basti Nau market, Rainak Bazar and others areas on Tuesday.ife of former Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal.

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