Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sikhs to agitate if cases against protestors are withdrawn

Published by: Noor Khan
Sun, 31 May 2009

Jalandhar, May 31 : A day after Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's assurance to Dera Sachkhand to review cases against protesters who indulged in violence after the killing of a sect leader in Vienna, a group of social and religious leaders today threatened an agitation if the cases were withdrawn.

The group had a meeting at local Paragpur Gurudwara and constituted a 101-member committee to take up its issues with the State Government.

Addressing the meeting former president of All India Sikh Students Federation Harinder Singh Kahlon said that the compensation announced by the state government for the kin of deceased protestors means it is honouring those who ransacked public property.

Founder President of Punjab Youth Clubs Organisations and committee member Joginder Singh Jogi said that cancellation of cases against protestors, who burnt properties of innocent people, would encourage them for doing it again and convey a signal from the State Government that it was favouring the violence.

He said if the State Government does not pay heed to their demands they would be forced to launch an intense agitation.

Badal told a sect delegation yesterday that he had constituted a committee headed by Regional Commissioner S R Ladhar and Inspector General of Police (Zonal) Sanjeev Kalra to review the cases against the Dalit protrestors.

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