Police stop Sikhs from reaching rally in Fardikot

The police stopped Sikhs at Kotkapura and Mai-Godri chowk here on Sunday to prevent them from reaching the venue of the ‘Zabar Virodhi’ rally of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Faridkot.As many as 100 Sikh hardliners, led by Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), United Akali Dal and Dal Khalsa, staged a protest on the Kotkapura-Faridkot old road against SAD over sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhs hardliners, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda of United Akali Dal and Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) accused Badal of disgracing the community.The protest site was around 2km from the spot where rally is being held on the city outskirts. An ambulance was also stuck in the protest.Around 11am on Sunday, hardliners broke two police barricades at Kotkapura and Mai-Godri chownk in Faridkot, but were stopped, said police. “We stopped the protesters and the law and order situation is under control. We will not allow anyone to disturb peace,” said Ferozepur inspector general , Mukhwinder Singh Chhina. Around 20 companies of police personnel were deployed in Faridkot to maintain law and order situation during the rally after the Sikh hardliners announced a protest against Badals over sacrilege incident.

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