Chandigarh, Aug 11: Activists of Sikh Students Federation (SSF) on Monday staged a violent protest seeking immediate action against the alleged blasphemous act of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh donning the attire of Guru Gobind Singh last year.
Police resorted to cane charge and fired tear gas shells to disperse the protestors when they tried to break through police barricades to lay seige on the Haryana Chief Minister, Bhoopinder Singh Hooda. They were seeking immediate action against Singh.
In the melee, several SSF activists alongwith policemen were injured, police said.
Accusing the Haryana government for providing "shelter" to a "criminal" responsible for the killing of Sikhs, SSF president Gurcharan Singh Grewal said that the state government had continuously failed to take action against the Sirsa based Dera chief.