Mazhabi Sikhs protest outside Badal`s residence

Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 22:05

Chandigarh: Mazhabi Sikhs Friday staged a
demonstration outside Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh
Badal`s residence here demanding among other things job quota.

Chanting slogans, they said they wanted to meet the
Chief Minister in connection with their demands.

Besides reservation in jobs, their demands included
hike in old-age and widow pensions.

Badal, however, did not meet them and his staff told
them to come on some other day for an audience with the Chief

"Badal did not meet us to listen to our demands. We
were told to come next time. This has angered us and we have
lodged a protest," Valmiki Mazhabi Sikh Bachao Morcha chief
Avtar Singh Sahota said.

The protesters, however, disbursed later, he said.

A Mazhabi is a member of the former scavenger class
of Hindus who have converted to Sikhism.


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First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 22:05

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