Parties seek harsh punishment for Vienna culprits

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Punjab Riots
Chandigarh, May 26: While the state of Punjab seems to be slowly cooling down, an all party meeting attended by SAD-BJP, Congress, CPI, CPM, BSP, and Shiv Sena parties urged the Centre to take steps to bring the guilty in the Vienna shootout which claimed the life of a Sikh preacher.

The meeting convened by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the Centre to accelerate parleys with its Austrian counterpart to give rigorous punishment to the culprits. The Chief minister Badal strongly condemned the incident and called for a two-minute silence as a mark of respect for Sant Rama Nand and those killed in protests.

In this meeting a unanimous resolution was passed seeking stringent punishment for those responsible behind the crime.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Badal informed that he would take up the issue with the Foreign Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday, May 26.

Badal also appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and communal harmony and compensation to those who were killed was announced.

"The government will compensate those whose private properties have been damaged in the backlash and next of the kin of three killed in violent protests," he said.

On the other hand, the former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday, May 26 sought a judicial probe into the incident, and accused the state government of doing nothing in this matter.

ANI

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