Curfew reimposed in Dabwali

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Dabwali, Sirsa, Jul 19 (UNI) Curfew was reimposed in this sub-divisional town in Sirsa district of Haryana today after relaxation to allow the cremation of a Sikh activist who was killed yesterday following clashes between Dera Sacha Sauda supporters and members of a local Sikh religious group.

The indefinite curfew was clamped yesterday after members of the Satkar Sabha, a Sikh religious group, went on rampage alleging the killing of its member Harminder Singh by Sacha Sauda supporters.

The curfew was relaxed in the town from 1030 hrs to enable members of the Sikh community to perform the cremation of Harminder Singh. The cremation ceremony concluded at 1430 hours, following which the curfew was reimposed.

Earlier, the funeral of the sikh youth started from a local gurdwara amid chanting of religious hymns. Hundreds of Sikhs, including SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar, attended the funeral. The funeral procession was escorted by heavy police force.

Situation in this town, bordering Punjab, was reported to be tense but under control. However, a Satsang Bhavan was set blaze after its walls were damaged by a Sikh group at Dhukanwali village, near here, last night. Four companies of BSF, CRPF and RAF had been deployed in the town to maintain law and order.

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