Srinagar, Jun 20: Scores of Kashmiri Sikhs took out a protest rally on Thursday in the summer capital, Srinagar, against thrashing of a Sikh driver in Delhi earlier this week.
Holding placards and banners, which read, ‘Make some laws to protect religious symbols’, ‘Turban – It is an Identity, a Promise, an Honour’, besides other slogans, scores of youth, including girls, hit the streets outside Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Amira Kadal.
Shouting slogans, the protestors, members of Gurmat Taksal (IGS), later marched towards Press Enclave through Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, demanding action against the Delhi police personnel for thrashing the driver.
Meanwhile, a similar protest was held by a group of Sikh and Muslim youth at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Wednesday.
In a video clip that has gone viral on social media, Delhi policemen could be seen thrashing a Gramin Sewa driver, Sarabjeet Singh, and his son Balwant Singh with batons and dragging them on road in the Mukherjee Nagar area in Delhi on June 16.
However, police in its FIR said that the accused (Sarabjeet) had started the fight without any provocation, which resulted in Mangal suffering from grave injuries for which he was treated at the RML Hospital in Delhi. “Prior to this, he had also been booked for incidents in 2006 in the Timarpur police station, 2011 in the Burari police station and in 2013 again in the Timarpur police station,” police said in a statement. (UNI)