Sikhs hold peaceful rally to protest desecration, killings in Faridkot

P S Bali
Jammu: Hundreds of members of Sikh community today took out a peaceful rally to protest over the alleged desecration of a religious book that triggered violent protests in the neighbouring state of Punjab leading to death of two protesters in police firing.

Early morning, hundreds of members of Sikh community assembled at Nanak Nagar and took out a rally against the desecration of a holy book in Faridkot district and the killing of protesters by police, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

The protesters led by District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC) president T S Wazir were shouting slogans demanding identification and punishment for the people guilty of desecration. The protesters also denounced police firing on protesters causing the death of two.

“The rally passed through various areas before reaching Satwari, where it concluded peacefully. Police were deployed in huge numbers fearing the protesters might go violent,” witnesses said.