Sikh Protesters of Punjab Bandh Lathi-charged and Arrested

Ludhiana Sept 30, 2015 : Students of Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, supported the protest against the method of the decision taken by Akal Takht to pardon Dera Sauda Head Ram Rahim Insan. Although students adopted only peaceful methods, no type of violence has been done. PAU students boycotted classes from Morning 9.00 AM to afternoon 2.00 PM and gathered at PAU Gurdwara Sahib for the protest. During the Kirtan, Students wished the welfare of sikh community and all the human being.

One anonymous student said,” We are depressed from the method of the decision taken by the Akal Takhat to pardon Dera Sacha Sauda Chief. Because of this only, ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ has been called upon after a long gap of 29 years as the last meeting by the Sarbat Khalsa was on 26th Jan, 1986.

One girl student said,” Even Giani Zail Singh the then President, Surjit Singh Barnala Former Chief Minister and recently Bikramjit Singh Majhithia cabinet minister were pardoned as they appeared for the same and accepted the punishment given by the authority.”

Classrooms and Lecture Halls were empty during the time, although students visited Gurdwara Sahib in large numbers. The unhappiness of the students was cleared out.

Another student added,” We believe in our Almighty, that’s why we have adopted only peaceful methods and instead of raising any slogans and creating violence; we applauded our God. Even then, large number of policemen and Anti Riot Task Force came to the PAU Gurdwara sahib and converted the entrance of the Gurdwara into the cantonment. They also tried to harass some students, which is highly shameful.

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