Dera-Sikh clash: Indefinite Curfew in Sirsa

Dera Sikh Clash 150x150 Dera Sikh clash: Indefinite Curfew in Sirsa An indefinite curfew with prohibitory orders has issued by Haryana authorities in Sirsa district on Saturday evening as a violent clash erupted between supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda, known as premis and Sikhs community.

The clash has broken out at Valmiki Chowk, dozen of vehicles were torched and left more than 12 Sikhs injured who have admitted to the hospital. To disperse the mobs, Police has follow lathi charge, tear gas hells and rubber bullets.

Meanwhile, over all tensed situation, govt. has called an high alert at Haryana border district, deploying thousands of Policemen and even 15 companies of Preliminary forces has been requested by Sirsa Administration to maintain law.

Along with Sirsa, high alert are also called in neighboring Mansa, Bathinda and Muktsar districts. Among the wounded persons, one is of the local Sikh community leader, Sant Gurmeet Singh Tirlokewale, who reported to be out of danger.

According to reports, premis groups were holding a prayer meeting ‘naam charcha’ at ‘Naam Charcha Ghar’ on Valmiki Chowk in support of the controversial Dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The clash occurred when a Sikh community leader Sukhjinder Singh Khalsa tried to march on the ‘Naam Charcha Ghar’ to protest against District authorities to follow a “partial approach” via registering cases against them after previous clashes with Dera.

During more than 2 hours clash, both groups were pelting stones to each other and burning half a dozen vehicles. Reports are also that a large number of Dera supporters blocked the cavalcade’s path where Sikh community wanted to address their public meeting.

Moreover, tight security with forces deployment has put outside Gurudwara and hospitals, Sirsa people asked not to come out from their residence as of outside danger.


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