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India Protests After Assailants Cut Sikh Trader’s Hair


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Sikhs took the streets in Vikaspuri area of West Delhi on Monday after a man from the community alleged that he was assaulted and his hair and beard shorn by four unidentified men in Nihal Vihar.

Police said the men came to Manjeet Singh's mobile phone shop at about 9 am for a recharge coupon. "There was an argument between Singh and the four men and one of them hit Singh after which he fell unconscious. When he woke up, Singh found his hair and beard shorn," said a senior police officer.

Singh (30) informed his relatives about the matter and a police complaint was lodged in Nihal Vihar. Meanwhile, some Sikhs blocked the Outer Ring Road near Vikaspuri to lodge their protest. "The protesters deflated tyres of two DTC low-floor buses and the brought traffic to a standstill for around half an hour," the police said. The protest was called off after senior police officers assured the protesters that the accused would be nabbed soon. A similar protest was reported from Tilak Nagar too.