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    Protests in Jalandhar

    Protests in Jalandhar over Vienna gurdwara clash



    JALANDHAR/PHAGWARA: Curfew was clamped in Jalandhar city on Sunday night and Army alerted as tension gripped Doaba region after violence flared
    up and protesters resorted to arson within hours of attack on the head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan in a temple shootout in the Austrian capital of Vienna, where about 30 people were wounded when rival Sikh factions clashed inside the premises.

    Six buses were damaged in stone-pelting in Phagwara and Adampur, near here, and two trucks and a bank ATM torched in Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur. Police said curfew was clamped in Jalandhar town as a precautionary measure.

    Tension gripped Jalandhar when followers of Dera Sachkhand and various Dalit bodies took to the streets after the news of firing on Sant Niranjan Dass, the Dera head, and his second in command Sant Ramanand, spread. The Dera was established by Sant Sarwan Dass and Sant Niranjan Dass is the current incumbent (Gadi Nasheen).

    As thousands of Majhabi Sikhs spilled on Nakodar road and even pelted stones on police, the situation started worsening after 7.30pm.

    National highways were blocked in Jalandhar, Phagwara, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur and at other places of Doaba region as mobs set tyres on fire. With angry protesters roaming the highways, police resorted to diverting vehicles through alternate countryside routes. A Jalandhar-bound passenger from Chandigarh, who was stranded midway, said, "Our bus was stopped near Behram complex on Banga-Phagwara road and people had to take shelter just about anywhere. I was lucky to know someone in the vicinity."

    Former Jalandhar municipal corporation mayor Surinder Mahey, who is also a Dera follower and was in touch with his contacts abroad, said the sect leaders were holding a function when armed assailants pumped bullets into them.

    "Reports suggest that Guru Ravidas took a gunshot in his thigh while Ramanand was hit in abdomen," he added.

    According to agency reports from Austria, about 30 people were wounded, nine of them seriously, in a clash inside a Sikh temple. Fighting broke out around 1.30 pm, when a group opposed to a sermon by Shri Guru Ravidas Sabha whipped out knives and a gun inside the premises.

    "One drew a firearm, the others knives. The six people were overpowered by members of the community and injured," a spokesperson of the Austrian police department said. Cops recovered three spent cartridges inside the temple, where 200 people had gathered for the service.

    Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal appealed to all Punjabis to maintain calm. Meanwhile, security was stepped up around religious institutions in Chandigarh.


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    Train coaches set afire in Punjab, highway blocked

    Jalandhar, May 25 (IANS) Mobs in Punjab Monday set railway coaches on fire at the Jalandhar Cantt railway station and blocked the National Highway No.1 to protest clashes at a gurdwara in Austria's capital Vienna that left one dead and many injured.

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