JAMMU, India—A Sikh youth named Bhai Jagjit Singh was killed in police firing during a protest over removal of a poster of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Jammu on Thursday. The firing also left two more Sikh youth injured seriously.
Meanwhile, a red alert has been sounded in Amritsar following police firing on Sikh protesters in Jammu.
The Sikh youth converged on Satwari-RS Pura road and blocked traffic in protest against the removal of Sant Bhindranwale’s posters put up by Sikh organisations about his martyrdom being observed on June 6. Police resorted to lathicharge and teargas shelling toward them. Sikhs also raised slogans of ‘Khalistan-Zindabad’.
Members of the Sikh community had put up posters of Sant Bhindranwale and some other Sikh martyrs yesterday on Satwari-RS Pura road here ahead of a programme to pay tribute to him. Station House Officer (SHO) of Satwari Police Station removed the posters, triggering protests from Sikh youths.
Protests are continuing as the agitators are demanding suspension of the SHO for removal of the posters.
The killing of Sikh youth triggered huge outrage among Sikhs throughout the world against Indian state.