Chandigarh: Expressing grave concern over the latest incident of religious sacrilege in the state, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has asked the police to crack down heavily on anti-social elements while urging the people to maintain peace and harmony at all costs.
Anti-Punjab forces are trying to raise their head and exploit the state’s weak administration
Referring to the reported defilement of the Sikh religious text in Amritsar, Captain Amarinder called upon the district police to ensure that the culprits are arrested and brought to book without delay in order to prevent aggravation of the tension sparked off by the incident.
The growing incidence of desecration in the state is a cause of serious distress and a sign of the increasing polarization on communal lines, which SAD-BJP led government had tried to fan in the run-up to assembly polls in a desperate bid to consolidate the electorate in their favour, said Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president.
Congress chief ministerial candidate reiterated his pre-poll promise to put every single person found involved in all such incidents behind bars beginning with the Bargari sacrilege of 2015, which had led to two innocent people being killed in unprovoked police firing.
Captain vowed that, once elected, he will take stringent action against anyone found guilty of involvement, including Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Supremo Parkash Singh Badal.
Lashing out at the attempts of SAD and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to create unrest in the state, Amarinder warned that anti-Punjab forces were trying to raise their head and exploit the state’s weakened administrative as well as law and order .
He also expressed concern over the continuously deteriorating law and order situation, as evidenced in brazen killings and shootouts being reported from various parts of the state almost every day.
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