A brawl between two groups took place on Friday in Patiala, Punjab. The clash started amidst a rally carried out by the Shiv Sena, under the supervision of Punjab Shiv Sena working president Harish Singla. They were protesting against the banned Khalistani terrorist outfit in Patiala.
At least four people were injured in this incident. Heavy stone pelting could be seen from both sides. Police reached the spot immediately to take control of the situation.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann described the incident as unfortunate and vowed that his government would not allow anyone to cause trouble in the state.
Slogan in rally
At a rally, fighting broke out between members of a Sikh organisation and a Shiv Sen supporters. During the rally, several people started raising slogans like “Khalistan Murdabad,” then several members of the Sikh community came out on the street, many of them with swords. Gradually, the situation turned tense as heavy stone pelting was started by both groups.
Harish Singla said that the Shiv Sena would never allow Khalistani groups to be formed in Punjab.
“The incident of clashes in Patiala are deeply unfortunate. I spoke with the DGP, peace has been restored in the area. We are closely monitoring the situation and will not allow anyone to create a disturbance in the state. Punjab’s peace and harmony are of the utmost importance, “Mr. Mann tweeted.
Admin appeals to maintain peace
The district administration has also appealed to the residents to maintain peace and harmony, requesting the two groups to resolve their “dispute or misunderstanding” through a dialogue.
“Peace and harmony is crucial to all our religions and their basic ethos. Even if there is any dispute or misunderstanding, it is important to resolve it by dialogue. As such, the District Administration appeals to all brothers and sisters of Patiala and Punjab to continue to maintain peace and brotherhood. The present situation is under control and being continuously monitored. All measures are being taken to ensure peace and harmony, “Patiala District Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney said in a statement.