‘Elevate highway blockades’, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann appeals to protestors looking for justice for Kotkapura, Behbal Kalan incidents
Chandigarh, February 10
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday appealed to protesters to raise the blockade on the Bathinda-Amritsar nationwide freeway in Faridkot, assuring them justice within the eight-year-old incidents of sacrilege and subsequent police firing.
On February 5, numerous Sikh organisations together with the members of the family of the sufferer of Behbal Kalan police firing blocked the nationwide freeway in Faridkot for an indefinite interval, looking for justice within the 2015 incidents.
Mann mentioned the blockade was inflicting inconvenience to commuters.
“Punjab authorities is absolutely dedicated to supply justice within the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan sacrilege circumstances. I enchantment to the general public (protesters) that they need to open the nationwide freeway at Behbal Kalan so individuals shouldn’t have inconvenience,” he mentioned in a tweet in Punjabi.
“It’s the duty and obligation of the federal government to make sure speedy justice by punishing the responsible,” he added.
Being led by Krishan Bhagwan’s son Sukhraj Singh, the protesters below the banner of ‘Beadbi Insaaf Morcha’ had accused the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) authorities of not guaranteeing justice within the matter.
Singh was protesting in Behbal Kalan since December 16, 2021.
The incidents associated to the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of the Guru Granth Sahib, handwritten sacrilegious posters, and pages of the holy e book being torn at Bargari in Faridkot had taken place in 2015.
These incidents had triggered protests throughout which two individuals – Gurjeet Singh and Krishan Bhagwan Singh – have been killed at Behbal Kalan and few injured at Kotkapura in police firing.