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Heavy ruckus in Chandigarh over the release of Sikh prisoners, protesters attacked with sticks and swords, 13 policemen injured

Chandigarh. There was a lot of uproar in Punjab’s capital Chandigarh on Wednesday over the demand for the release of Sikh prisoners. During this, the protesters trying to enter the capital Chandigarh became furious and clashed with the police. During this, there was a lot of stone pelting, in which many policemen are reported to have been injured.

According to the information received, after the protesters pelted stones, the police lathi-charged them and also used water cannon to disperse them. However, this made the protesters more furious and attacked the police with swords and sticks. During this, the protesters also vandalized the police vehicles.

13 policemen injured in protestors attack
Seeing the situation worsening, top police officers reached the spot. After this violent protest, some protesters have been detained and Section 144 has been implemented in Chandigarh. According to the information received from the police, 13 policemen were injured in the attack by the protesters, including 4 women policemen. The injured policemen have been admitted to the hospital located in Sector 16 of Chandigarh for treatment.

Police attacked with sticks and swords
Giving information about the incident, Chandigarh’s DGP said, ‘Many protesters had sticks, rods and swords. When these protesters were stopped, they attacked the policemen. Many policemen have been injured. Some of the protesters came riding on horses, in which there were groups of Nihangs. They also had swords, due to which the policemen were attacked, in which some policemen have suffered serious injuries.

What was the demand of the protesters
Let us inform that the protest is going on for the last 33 days under the banner of Qaumi Insaf Morcha at YPS Chowk of Chandigarh-Mohali border. There are mainly four demands of these protesters, which include the release of 9 captive Sikhs, justice for the disappearance of 328 Guru Granth Sahib, justice in sacrilege incidents and strict law enforcement.

On behalf of this front, for the last 3 days, a batch has been sent towards the Chief Minister’s residence, whose demand is to bring Jagtar Singh Hawara (who is lodged in Delhi Tihar Jail) on production warrant. A group of 31 people left this front on Monday, whereas on Tuesday 40 protesters were going to the CM’s residence. However, on both the days, they were stopped by putting barricades on the road near 43 Sector on the Chandigarh-Mohali border. Meanwhile, on Wednesday also the police tried to stop these protesters, but this time the protesters became furious and attacked the policemen.

SGPC blames AAP government for ruckus
At the same time, the protesters have accused the Aam Aadmi Party government led by CM Bhagwant Mann for this ruckus. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) general secretary Gurcharan Singh Grewal told the media, ‘Kejriwal is mentally against Sikhs. Today the police used water cannon and lathi charge on the people who were protesting for the release of the captive Sikhs, we oppose it.

He said, ‘The behavior of the administration was wrong. The administration is responsible for today’s developments. We have been protesting peacefully, but the administration wanted to harm our dharna. Our people were injured due to the police action, many Sikhs lost their lives. Some of our people misbehaved with media persons, we are sorry for that.

Along with this, he said that our group will go tomorrow as well, but if the police stops us, we will sit there. The intention of the government is not to solve the issues of Sikhs, that is why today’s incident happened.

Tags: Chandigarh News, protest, Punjab Police

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