Christian community blocks GT road in Amritsar : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Amritsar, September 27

Members of the Christian community blocked the GT road outside the station here on Tuesday, demanding action against those behind the attack on a church in the Tarn Taran district earlier this month.

The community also highlighted the problem of disruption of meetings in Daduwana village near Jandiala by a sect of Nihang Singhs. Avtar Singh, a Christian community leader, said, “Our demand includes actions against those involved in the Daduwana incident and web channels spreading hatred against the community.

In direct confrontation with part of the Sikh leadership, members of the community also demanded the registration of the charges against them by the police. The road blockage caused inconvenience to commuters who got stuck on the road.

A huge traffic jam on a road in Amritsar on Tuesday. Photos: Vishal Kumar

Heavy police forces were deployed on the spot to maintain order. In a chat with the agitators, DCP Parminder Singh Bhandal said three people involved in the attack on the church had already been arrested. He said all community grievances would be resolved.

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