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Amritsar shuts down completely during Punjab bandh even after arrests of Sikh activists

November 1, 2014 | By

Amritsar, Punjab: Latest reports from Amritsar says that city witnessed complete shut down today. It is notable that the city police arrested up around 60 Sikh activists including All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF) chief Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, Sikh genocide survivor Bibi Jagdish Kaur while they were heading towards Amritsar railway station around 4:30 am.

The activists of the AISSF and other panthic organisations, who reached the Shivala Railway crossing and Jaura rail crossing, were cane-charged by the police.

Detained Sikh activists were taken to various police stations.

Sikh activists lay on railway tracts to stp trains during Punjab Bandh [November 01, 2014]

Sikh activists lay on railway tracts to stp trains during Punjab Bandh [November 01, 2014]

A Hindustan Tiems (HT) reports says rail traffic remained normal till afternoon, but the Amritsar city otherwise witnessed total bandh as shops and most of commercial establishments remained closed.

Even most of the educational institutes were shut down.

Police commissioner, Jatinder Singh Aulakh said, “We have rounded up about 50 persons who tried to block trains this morning. Train traffic is normal and moreover regular patrolling is done in the city to ensure that peace prevails”.

Led by additional deputy Commissioner of police City (I), the cops also took out a flag march in the Hall Gate area.

Notably, the bandh call was given by AISSF led by Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad to protest against the delay in justice to victims of 1984 Sikh genocide.

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