Akali-BJP Government Continues to Shield Controversial Cult
TARN TARN, PUNJAB - The Punjab police reportedly opened fire on a crowd of Sikhs who had gathered in the village of Jodhpur to protest the activities of a Noormehal based controversial sect. The police firing injured several of the Sikh protesters on the scene.
According to the Sikh Siyasat News, six to eight Sikhs sustained injuries, Bhai Amrik Singh, head of Damdami Taksal Ajnala. Bhai Amrik Singh reportedly sustained gun-shot injury on his leg and along with the other injured, was admitted to a nearby hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, the controversial Divya Jyoti Jagran Sansthan (DJJS) Noormehal cult was holding a function at village Jodhpur in Tarn Taran and the Sikh organizations protested their presence as the cult’s preachers are routinely misguiding villagers by misinterpreting the Sikh Scriptures.
Reportedly, Harjit Singh- a DJJS cult follower, was holding the function at village Jodhpur in Tarn Taran district. When the group of Sikhs objected to the function of the Noormehal cult, the Punjab police officers reportedly opened firing on protesting Sikhs.
Tension between the Noormehal cult and the Sikh community has beens simmering for a number of years, yet it continues to propagate it’s warped teaching inside Punjab under the protection of the Punjab Police and patronage from the ruling Akali-BJP government.
On, December 5, 2009, in Ludhiana, the ruling government validated their support for the cult when the Punjab police used excessive force to repress Sikhs protestors. The elderly, Bhai Darshan Singh Lohara was killed in police firing and several others were injured in that incident.
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