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September 2017

‘Peaceful’ cow protectors are being killed, says Bhagwat

Nagpur, Sep 30 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday dismissed reports of cow vigilantes indulging in communal violence, saying that on the contrary those protecting bovines within the constitutional framework were being "attacked and killed".Bhagwat asked the government not to misinterpret the facts on cow protection and make sure that criminals were punished and innocents not harmed as the "virtuous work of cow protection will increase in coming days". Addressing a crowd of RSS activists at his…

Seven Babbar Khalsa members held in Ludhiana: Punjab Police

Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) A module of the Babbar Khalsa was busted and seven members of the Sikh terrorist group arrested in Ludhiana, Punjab Police said on Saturday.Three pistols and some ammunition was seized from the arrested men, Ludhiana Police Commissioner R.N. Dhoke told the media in Ludhiana. He said the group planned to target those opposed to or writing against Khalistani ideology and radical Sikh organisations. Dhoke said those arrested were allegedly linked to and were funded by Surinder Singh Babbar, who is…

Ravana effigies, with godmen, go up in smoke in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Effigies of self-styled godmen were burnt at a few places along with the effigies of Ravana and others to symbolise the victory of good over evil as Dussehra was celebrated across Punjab and Haryana.Dusshera festivities were held amid tight security arrangements at all places. The effigies of babas or self-styled godmen were included among the effigies of Ravana and others this time to highlight the wrong-doings of these babas who take people for a ride in the name of religion. On some of the…

SGPC rejects Congress-appointed panel; says its chief will not heed summons

Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) The SGPC on Saturday rejected the one-man Justice Ranjit Singh Commission and said its President Kirpal Singh Badungar will not appear before the panel appointed by the Congress government in Punjab to look into cases of sacrilege in the state since 2015.The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), called the mini-Parliament of Sikhs, said it was the supreme body managing Sikh religious affairs and thus could not be summoned by a commission. The decision not to appear before the Justice…

SGPC says no to its president appearing before sacrilege inquiry panel

Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) The SGPC on Saturday said its President Kirpal Singh Badungar will not appear before a commission appointed by the Congress government in Punjab to look into all cases of sacrilege in the state since 2015.The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), called the mini-Parliament of Sikhs, said it was the supreme body managing Sikh religious affairs and thus could not be summoned by a commission. The decision not to appear before the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission was taken at a meeting of the…
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