Members of Qaumi Insaaf Morcha once more refused entry to Chandigarh
Mohali, February 11
Thirty-one members of the Qaumi Insaaf Morcha, which is spearheading the protests for the discharge of Sikh prisoners, had been once more on Saturday denied entry to Chandigarh after they tried to march in the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s official residence there.
After they had been stopped by police, they sat on a highway close to the Chandigarh-Mohali border and chanted spiritual hymns for greater than three hours earlier than being dispersed.
In anticipation of the march, the Chandigarh and Mohali police had already made safety preparations on the border.
Vans had been parked and barricades draped with barbed wire had been erected to scuttle the protesters’ entry inside town. Anti-riot autos had been additionally deployed on the Chandigarh-Mohali border.
The group had been refused entry on Thursday and Friday additionally.
On Wednesday, a number of protesters clashed with the Chandigarh police, leaving many personnel injured and a number of other police autos broken after they had been making an attempt to drive their method into the Union Territory.
Below the banner of Qaumi Insaaf Morcha, individuals from numerous components of Punjab have been holding protests and laying siege on the YPS chowk close to the Mohali-Chandigarh border since January 7.
Gurcharan Singh, the morcha chief, on Saturday informed reporters that the federal government was making an attempt to kill their protest and goal individuals related to the morcha.
He alleged that the household of Nihang Raja Raj Singh, who was taking part within the morcha, was harassed by the Punjab police.
Morcha leaders Gurcharan Singh, Dilsher Singh, and Balwinder Singh, who held the press convention on Saturday, had been amongst seven individuals who had been booked by the Chandigarh Police within the February 8 violent conflict incident.
Individuals from numerous locations of Punjab have arrange tents on the highway close to the YPS chowk in Mohali and are holding a neighborhood kitchen (langar) there.
Nihangs (Sikhs armed with conventional weapons), members of a number of Sikh our bodies, and a few farm our bodies have prolonged assist to the morcha.
The group has been in search of the discharge of Sikh prisoners, together with Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination, and Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, a 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict.
They’re additionally in search of justice within the 2015 sacrilege and police-firing incidents in Faridkot.