Clashes erupt in Faridkot area in Punjab, 50 injured

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At least 50 people, including 24 policemen, were injured on Monday, when Sikhs from various organisations clashed with the police, over an alleged incident of sacrilege, in Faridkot area, Punjab.

According to reports, security personnel used batons, and fired in the air, to quell the protests in which activists from various Sikh organisations were injured.

Heavy police forces have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order. Reports said, the situation is tense, but under control.

Places in Faridkot, and its adjacent Moga, have been tense for a few days, after the alleged sacrilege took place.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal, have appealed to the people to maintain peace. Badal said, the guilty would not be spared.

In Kotkapura area on Monday, tensions mounted, after over 100 pages of the Sikh holy book were found scattered in a street near a gurdwara. The holy book was stolen, from a gurdwara, in June.

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