A day after clashes in Jammu, Sikh community members at Srinagar’s Press colony Friday protested against the police “high-handedness”. They are raising slogans against the BJP-PDP coalition government.

The protestors detailed about the “trouble”, “hundreds of Sikh youth, armed with sticks and ‘Kirpans’, converged on Ranibagh-Gandhigarh belt on Satwari-RS Pura road and blocked traffic in protest against the removal of Bhindranwale’s posters put up the community ahead of his death anniversary on June 6.”

Some Sikh youth were taken into custody.

The Sikh community is demanding to release the youth that were taken into custody yesterday.

Curfew remains clamped in the area after one person died and 3 were injured in a police crackdown Thursday on protests over removal of posters of slain Khalistani leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

The Army staged flag marched in parts of the city as the situation remained tense. Authorities imposed Section 144, which bars gathering of more than four persons at a place, in various parts of the city.


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