Patiala Violence: Police Firing in the Air 

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In Patiala during the anti-Khalistan march today, there was a clash between two groups. It says that people used swords and also threw stones. Responding to that, police fired into the air to disperse the crowd. According to the sources, at least two or more people have been injured in the clash. The clash was between the Siva Sena and a Sikh group, believed to be pro-Khalistan.

Addressing the clash, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that it was an unfortunate incident and assured them that his government would not allow any kind of disturbance in the state. 

The Chief Minister said, “The incidents of clashes in Patiala are deeply unfortunate. Peace has been restored in the area. I spoke with the DGP (police chief). We are closely monitoring the situation and will not let anyone create a disturbance in the state. Punjab’s peace and harmony are of utmost importance.” 

(Source: twitter.com)

With the clash in the city, the residents are asked to maintain peace and harmony till the group resolves their dispute. 

The Patiala District Commissioner, in her statement, said, “Peace and harmony are central to all our religions and their basic ethos.” Even if there is any dispute or misunderstanding, it is important to resolve it by dialogue.

As such, the District Administration appeals to all brothers and sisters of Patiala and Punjab to continue to maintain peace and brotherhood. The present situation is under control and being continuously monitored. All measures are being taken to ensure peace and harmony.” 

When asked by the Patiala General Inspector of Police, Rakesh Agarwala, about the clash, he said, “Some mischievous elements had spread some rumors. We have controlled the situation. We are conducting a flag march in Patiala city. “ 

With the clash, the opposition leader, Pratap Singh Bajwa, took it to Twitter, saying in his tweet, “Complete anarchy in the state.” Disturbing visuals from Patiala. It’s high time the Punjab CM gets his house in order. Law and order have collapsed in the past month, with one incident after the other taking place in the state. The CM should immediately visit Patiala with DGP Punjab.”


Read Also: Bhagwant Singh Mann: From a comedian to Punjab’s Chief Minister


Published By: Aman Gupta

Edited By: Vanshika Sahu

Mansi Parsana
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The idea of life that I have makes me who I am today. The idea is to learn, grow, fall, and develop to make myself better every day. Professionally, being an architect, made me write about life events that are happening today. It is all about the instances and actions we take.

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