There is news of clashes between Hindu and Sikh organizations in Patiala of Punjab. It is being said that in protest against the Khalistan Murdabad march of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray, some hotly minded Sikh youths also took out a march. In which he raised slogans of Murdabad while naming the Shiv Sainiks as Bandar Sena.
At the same time, the situation in the Kali Mata temple became tense. Stone pelting also took place in Hindu and Sikh organizations. To control the spot, the SSP reached and fired in the air. During this, Karmaveer Singh, a Hindu leader and SHO of Thana Tripadi, was injured.
Police brought the situation under control around 3 pm. However, members of Sikh organizations have staged a sit-in at Fawara Chowk in the city. The youths are eating food sitting on the road only during the dharna. On the other hand, leaders of various political parties including Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma and Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu have strongly condemned the incident.
IG Patiala Range Rakesh Kumar Agarwal has also appealed to the people to maintain peace. Rakesh Aggarwal said that do not pay any attention to the rumors. For now, peace has prevailed.
When asked how many people were injured, Rakesh Agarwal said that his focus is on maintaining peace and order. DC Sakshi Sahni also reached the spot. He has also appealed to the people to maintain peace.
At the same time, CM Bhagwant Mann has condemned the incident. He said that peace has been restored in the area. We will not allow anyone to create disturbance in the state. The peace and harmony of Punjab is of utmost importance.
According to the information, Khalistan supporters attacked the SHO with a sword. Around 15 rounds of aerial fire have been fired by the police to bring the situation under control. Firing is still going on by the police. A large number of Khalistan supporters have gathered outside the Kali Mata temple.