Dera branch cancels congregation Our Correspondent
Hoshiarpur, May 20
Following an appeal by the district administration to defuse tension in the area, followers of the local branch of Dera Sacha Sauda cancelled the weekly congregation here today.
In charge of the branch Chanan Ram said they had informed the followers of the dera about the cancellation of the congregation. No follower turned up at the dera for the congregation.
Sikh activists, led by Gurmail Singh, circle president of the SAD, burnt an effigy of chief of the dera Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh at Sikri village last evening.