Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dera Followers Once Again Committing Violent Acts Including Firing Guns At Sikhs

Despite the non-violent stand of the Sikh community in this incident, Dera followers insist on resorting to gun play. Why doesn't the police intervene to dis-arm the Dera followers or are they waiting for someone else to be killed?
At least eight people were injured on Tuesday after gunshots were fired in a clash between followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect and members of the Sikh community in a village close to this Haryana town.

Trouble at Mallawala village began when Dera followers started their prayers in the open despite a ruling by the district administration not to do so. Some Sikhs objected to Dera followers putting up loudspeakers and chanting their prayers.

Tension exacerbated, leading to both sides clashing and a Dera follower firing from his 12-bore gun. Eight people were injured and taken to a nearby hospital as police reinforcements were rushed to the area.

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