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9 Injured In Clash Over Removal Of Holy Book From Temple


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
9 injured in clash over removal of holy book from temple

As many as nine people sustained injuries when a clash took place between the members of Jat Sikh and Ravidasi communities at Manan village and the police intervened. The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the new granth of the Ravidasia community, Amrit Bani Guru Ravidas, was removed from the Ravidasi temple around 1 am and sent to Dera Sachkhand Ballan.

The injured were admitted in Jalandhar civil hospital. The police have registered a case of attempt to murder against a mob for attacking Constable Sarabjit Kaur, who has been hospitalised.

According to reports, the trouble started on Sunday when the Ravidasi and Jat Sikh communities clashed after the granth was placed at the main hall of Ravidasi temple after shifting the Guru Granth Sahib to the upper floor of the temple. Sikhs were against the shifting. As anger was still simmering between the two communities, another clash took place on Monday night after the new granth was removed. The police have sealed the entire village to avoid any further trouble.