Vienna shootout: Punjab violence continues, 2 dead

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Jalandhar Protests
Jalandhar, May 25: The violence in Punjab continues and reports now state that two people have died in these violent protests.

Mobs have torched three trains and reports of more violence have come in from Amritsar, Patiala and Nawanshahr.

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Vienna shootout: Punjab sees arson, curfew imposed

Punjab saw violent protests on Monday, May 25; following the clashes in Vienna between two Sikh communities which led to the death of a Sikh Guru on Sunday, May 24. The protestors have resorted to violence methods have prompted the authorities to bring in the army to Jalandhar and the neighbouring areas along with imposing indefinite curfew.

"Curfew in the entire Jalandhar district has been extended for an indefinite period and five columns of army (containing 75 personnel each) have been deployed to control the violence", A S Pannu, Deputy Commissioner said.

The violence is widespread across the state of Punjab. One person was killed and four others injured as army personnel opened fire in Lambra village, the police said. Before this the protestors attacked the convoy of IG (zonal) Sanjeev Kalra and set afire the vehicle of SP (city-II) Sarabjeet Singh in the village which forced the security men to open fire too, the police said.

In other parts of Punjab and Ambala in Haryana the protestors set fire to four bogies of Jammu Tawi-Kanyakumari Express at Jalandhar cantonment station, besides damaging bogies of a train in Phagwara. In Patiala, some buses were damaged by the attackers who also blocked the National Highway No 1 in Ambala. Another mob attacked the Maqsudan police station in Jalandhar district and burnt several vehicles parked in the premises.

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