Patiala clash: From holding event without permission, to temple attack — a look at the six FIRs

Patiala police registered as many as six FIRs in connection with the violent clash in Patiala on Friday between Nihang and Sikh named on one side and Shiv Sena leaders and other right wing leaders associated with Mata Kali Devi temple on the other. A senior Punjab police officer said at least two more FIRs … Read more

Explained: Why in land of Guru Nanak, Patiala clash is an aberration

It was October 14, 2015 and for several days after, the angry residents of Punjab were on the roads. The roads in entire state — from villages to highways– were blocked protests raged against the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and killing of two men in police firing at Bargari and Behbal Kalan in … Read more

Why in land of Guru Nanak, Patiala clash is an aberration

It was October 14, 2015 and for several days after, the angry residents of Punjab were on the roads. The roads in entire state — from villages to highways– were blocked protests raged against the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and killing of two men in police firing at Bargari and Behbal Kalan in … Read more

Curfew in Patiala, violence breaks out over ‘anti-Khalistan’ march

An 11-HOUR curfew was imposed in Punjab’s Patiala from 7 pm on Friday after the police fired several rounds in the air to avert a clash between members of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), who had called for an “anti-Khalistan” march, and Sikh and Nihangs brandishing swords outside the Kali Mata temple, officials said. The incident … Read more