SRINAGAR: Sikh protesters chanted pro-Pakistan slogans during a protest against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikh religion, at Baramulla in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Monday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the protesters chanted slogans, “Kashmir Banega Pakistan, Punjab Banega Khalsa,” during the demonstration.
The protests, called by Sikh groups, were held against the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib possibly by Hindu fanatics in Punjab.
A `bir’ (holy book of Sikhs) was desecrated in Bargari village, 15 km from Kotkapura in Punjab, leading to tension since October 12.
Over 100 pages of the Sikh holy book were found scattered on a street near a gurdwara. The Sikh’s 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 Sikh protesters near Kotkapura town in Faridkot district.