Pro-Pakistan slogans in north Kashmir as Sikhs protest 'desecration' of holy book

Pro-Pakistan slogans in north Kashmir as Sikhs protest 'desecration' of holy book

The protesters shouted slogans, “Kashmir banega Pakistan, Punjab banega Khalsa,” during the demonstration.

Sikh protesters on Sunday shouted pro-Pakistan slogans during a protest against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikh religion, at Baramulla in north Kashmir.

The protesters shouted slogans, “Kashmir banega Pakistan, Punjab banega Khalsa,” during the demonstration.

The protests, called by radical Sikh groups, are being held against the ‘desecration’ of the Guru Granth Sahib. 

A ‘bir’ (holy book) was ‘desecrated’ in Bargari village, 15 km from Kotkapura in Punjab, leading to tension on October 12. 

Over 100 pages of the Sikh holy book were found scattered on a street near a gurdwara. The holy book had been stolen from a gurdwara in June.

At least two people were killed and nearly 70 injured, including police officials, on Wednesday in clashes between police and Sikhs near Kotkapura town in Faridkot district.