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Supporters of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amripal Singh protest in Amritsar | Pics

Published on Feb 23, 2023 05:54 PM IST
  • Supporters of Amritpal Singh, the chief of the radical Sikh organisation ‘Waris Punjab De’ staged a massive protest in Amritsar on Thursday against the arrest of one of his close aides. Thousands of supporters, many of whom were armed with swords and other weapons, had gathered at the police station in Ajnala, Amritsar, led by Amritpal Singh. They also smashed the police barricades. The police imposed restrictions on all roads leading to Ajnala in order to prevent Amritpal's supporters from congregating from all over Punjab. Yet, many supporters carrying kirpans and other traditional weapons managed to reach Ajnala. Earlier on Friday, a case was filed against Amritpal Singh and his supporters for allegedly kidnapping and thrashing a man affiliated with the Ajnala faction of the Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal.
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Supporters of 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh protest at Ajnala in Amritsar on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2023 05:54 PM IST

Supporters of 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh protest at Ajnala in Amritsar on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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Protestors trying to enter Ajnala police station in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Protestors trying to enter Ajnala police station in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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Sikh separatist leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh arrived in a procession with a bus carrying the parkash (installation) of Guru Granth Sahib to the protest site in Amritsar. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2023 05:54 PM IST

Sikh separatist leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh arrived in a procession with a bus carrying the parkash (installation) of Guru Granth Sahib to the protest site in Amritsar.

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Thousands of protesters were seen trying to break through a police barricade near the Ajnala police station.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Thousands of protesters were seen trying to break through a police barricade near the Ajnala police station.(ANI)

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Protesters carrying kirpans and other traditional weapons smashed through barricades and clashed with officers.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2023 05:54 PM IST

Protesters carrying kirpans and other traditional weapons smashed through barricades and clashed with officers.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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