October 11, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Faridkot, Punjab: The Congress has submitted a complaint to the police and the district administration demanding legal action against those who flaunted unsheathed fire weapons during a RSS march in Jaitu on October 5. The party claimed police officials were part of the procession.
Joginder Singh, Jaitu MLA and Faridkot District Congress Committee president, termed it a violation of rules. “There was no permission from any authority to flaunt fire weapons. It was an attempt to terrorise the masses,” he said.
The police remained a mute spectator as this illegal flaunting of weapons was taking place, he alleged.
Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, Punjab Congress general secretary, claimed similar incidents happened in Punjab in the 1980s, which later pushed the state into two decades of militancy. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Tayyab said he had received the complaint. He said he had sought a report from the police.
The RSS leaders dubbed the display of weapons as an “annual ritual”. “Shastra Puja” (weapon worship) and “Pathsanchalan” (street march) near Dasehra is a decade-old tradition,” said Tirth Verma, RSS district chief. He said the event was held to mark the RSS Foundation Day.
Source: The Tribune
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