Thursday, November 5, 2015

Another sacrilege in Punjab

Over the last one month, Punjab has seen 10 incidents of sacrilege leading to violent protests.– FILE PHOTO: AP

Torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib found at a village in Moga district

Incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib continue unabated in Punjab with torn pages of the holy book being found on Wednesday at three different places in a village in this district, triggering tension in the area.

The pages were found in Malke village and the authorities assured the agitated locals that the guilty would be arrested soon.

Protesters demanded that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should visit the spot and assess the situation himself.

Senior administration and police officials rushed to the spot as tensions rose, with villagers gathering in large numbers.

The situation is under control and police has taken the pages of holy book into its custody, DIG Amar Singh Chahal said. A team of forensic experts collected evidence from the spot.

The DIG assured the villagers that those behind the crime will be arrested soon and will be dealt sternly.

News with thanks from : TheHindu : LINK : for detailed news report.

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