Sikh Protesters Express Dissent with Leadership; To Continue Blockade of Harike Bridge

Sikh protesters continue to block Harike bridge
Sikh protesters continue to block Harike bridge

TARN TARAN, Punjab—Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala along hundreds of Sikh protesters today announced to continue blockade of Harike bridge till all their demands are met in case of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.  As a result, the bridge that connects Majha and Malwa region, continued to be blocked.

Prior to this, after being assured by the Police officials of thorough investigations in the cases of sacrilege incidents, Sikh leaders today agreed to lift the blockade from the bridge on the side of Makhu town. However, the bridge could not be opened due to continuation of blockade that entered 8th day, on other side of the bridge on which other section of Sikh protesters refused to lift sit-in. After some time, number of protesters resumed the demonstration on other side as well.


Around 3 PM, Ferozpur deputy commissioner DPS Kharbanda and SSP Hardyal Singh Mann along with other senior officials conducted a meeting with the Sikh leaders.  Baba Shinder Singh Sabhrawan, Baba Hari Singh, Baba Partap Singh (representative of Baba Avtar Singh Sursingh wale), Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala (Damdami Taksal Ajnala), Bhai Sukhwinder Singh (Guru Granth Sahib Satkar committee Haryana), Baba Balwinder Singh (kar sewa wale) and Baba Manga Singh (Hazoor Sahib) were the leaders that met were the police at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib Sabhra, near Harike headworks.

In the meeting, the officials assured the Sikh leaders to meet their demands and sought the time of one month to complete investigation into the matter to unearth real conspiracy behind the sacrilege incidents.

In view of prolonged dharna which has led to great inconvenience to the commuters, and words given by administration to take action, the Sikh leaders had agreed upon to lift dharna.



  1. Harinder,

    You have guessed it right none wants a repeat of OP Blue star or a KPS Gill -2 thats why the protests have all been peaceful.

    inconvenience to commuters for few hours is trivial compared to importance of our rights and freedom in our own state.

    India is a thriving democracy ? maybe you should look up the meaning of democracy and come back.

  2. Harry are u living in a parallel universe.
    In India Prime Minister and Chief minister are elected .
    Governors are appointed by the government of the day.
    India is a thriving democracy punctuated by storms in cup of tea like above

  3. The Right way for a “REGIME CHANGE” in a Democracy is through a Ballot Box.
    Any other way is either a revolution or coup.
    The state is then well with in its right to defend the Constitution by all mean.
    Don’t then later cry about OP Blue star -2 or a KPS Gill-2 .
    If people like you they will elect you till then just try to win the heart of people .

    • You India is not even a democracy. Punjab can’t even elect its own Governor. India a Military regime that needs to be thrown out of Punjab.


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