Probe sought into dera row
Convener of the People for Peace in Punjab Dr M.S. Randhawa has urged the government to appoint a judicial commission, comprising a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to probe into the controversial episode at Salabatpura which resulted into statewide unrest.
He said it was necessary to rule out the conspiracy if any, in view of public outcry by responsible persons of the state, alleging conspiracy behind enactment of the incident of “blasphemy”, which had too many similarities to that enacted by the Nirankari sect in 1978 in Amritsar, which played havoc with peace in the state. — TNS
Sadbhavna rallies by Left
Tribune News Service
Sangrur, May 25Members of the peace committee of the Left parties, including the CPM, CPI and CPM, Punjab, today took out a sadbhawna rally at Dhuri, 13 km from here, to disseminate the message of peace and communal harmony among the masses in the wake of the on-going crisis involving Sikh organisations and Dera Sacha Sauda.
A similar rally was also taken out by the Left parties and other organisations at Sherpur. It was attended by Barri, CPI leader Sadhu Singh, leader of anganwari workers Surinder Kaur and leader of teachers Faqir Singh among others.