Chandigarh: Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara Committee and other Sikh organisations are holding a joint morcha on the mohali-Chandigarh border to press for other Sikh issues, including the demand for the release of Sikh prisoners.

The district administration has stepped up security on the orders of the Punjab government following a clash between protesters and police while trying to march towards the chief minister’s official residence.

Four large tippers filled with sand along with two bullet proof tractors have also been erected on the outskirts of Chandigarh so that the protesters cannot break the barricades and enter Chandigarh.

A 31-member delegation led by Avtar Singh Phoolewal, under the banner of Rashtriya Insaaf Morcha, tried to march towards the chief minister’s official residence in Chandigarh yesterday. When stopped, the protesters sat on a peaceful dharna there.

About two hours later, all the protesters went back to the site of the permanent protest site.

Barricades have been put up by the police on the common borders of Mohali and Chandigarh. Apart from this, small roads have also been completely sealed due to which pedestrians are suffering.

The security cover of the Punjab Police has also been strengthened near the protest site.

Protesters said that in the coming days, the struggle will be intensified and required actions will also be taken if needed.


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