Punjab

SAD condemns Khalra killing in Tarn Taran

July 21, 2017 03:11 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the killing of yet another Akali worker by Congressmen at Khalra in Tarn Taran district yesterday and said political assassinations had become the order of the day under Congress rule.
In a statement here, former minister and party spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said it seemed the Congress government was speaking in two languages. “We hear in Chandigarh that the rule of law will prevail for everyone but in the field the rule of law is being bent to the wishes of Congress workers. It seems the State police at the ground level is severely compromised and does not have the mandate to take action against Congress workers even if they resort to rampant excesses”.
Giving the example of yesterday’s killing of an Akali worker Sukhdeep Singh and injury to another, Dr Cheema said there was an issue over right of way between two parties in Mari Kamoke village in Tarn Taran. “Sukhdeep had made a way to access his farmhouse but it was objected to by a Congressman. If the police had acted in time this tragedy would have been averted”.
The SAD spokesman said the saga of atrocities against Akali workers had started immediately after the elections when Gurbachan Singh Khalsa was murdered in Gurdaspur after being threatened on the loudspeaker by his Congress rival. “A similar incident took place at Ferozepur when an Akali family was attacked and two murdered after being threatened on facebook. Such cases are continuing without any stoppage because the Congress government is yet to give a clear command to the State police to stop victimization of Akali workers”.
Dr Cheema said the SAD would not remain quiet and tolerate this. He said party president Sukhbir Badal was starting the Jabar Virodhi Lehar on July 25 from Dera Baba Nanak. “We will take this lehar to all parts of the State and mobilize party workers to take on Congress goons boldly and stop victimization of Akali workers immediately”, he added.

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