Ravish Kumar addressed the nation on the violence caused by the Dera Sirsa violence in Panchkula and other cities throughout Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan.
There’s been heavy violence in Panchkula after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda, was found guilty by CBI judge Jagdeep Singh. A minimum of seven years in jail is likely to be awarded to him. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday.
Followers of Rahim Singh, numbering in lakhs, following the news of his conviction broke down barricades, assaulted police and journalists and set media OB vans on fire. The police lobbed tear gas shells and fired gunshots in the air to quell the protesers. Curfew has been imposed in several districts of Punjab.