News In Brief

Second Attempt to march on Sikh shrine broke up

Indian police and paramilitary troops broke up a second attempt Tuesday by unarmed Sikhs to march on the Golden Temple to protest the Army occupation that began June 4. Police arrested 14 people for violating curfew.

The unarmed, self-styled ''suicide squad'' of protesters was demanding withdrawal of government troops from the battle-scarred temple, where repair work was begun Tuesday by 150 members of the Nihang faction despite objections from the Sikhs' dominant Akali Dal party.

High priests of the Sikh religion had insisted that only the authorities of the Golden Temple can repair damage incurred from an Army attack on the complex last month, and only ''after a complete pullout of the security forces.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK