Prisoners Rebel in Jalandhar in Defense of Sikhi

jail.jpgThis morning 1500 prisoners in a Jalandhar jail rebelled due to the attack by prison guards on the Sikh religious icons. Initial reports seem to indicate that the guards forcibly cut the hair of the Sikh inmate and others had prisoners had been pressured to cut their hair as well. The acting superintendent alleges that the cutting of the hair was a concocted story, but widespread abuse by the Punjab Police seems to give little credence to his comments. Such rebellions were common during the British Raj and it seems the zulm (injustice) continues.

The rebellion became violent as maltreatment, lack of justice, and deteriorating medical and food provisions had been grievances. BBC News has reported on the story and more reports seem to filtering in. More updates soon.


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4 Responses to “Prisoners Rebel in Jalandhar in Defense of Sikhi”

  1. […] will continue to impunity in which the Punjab Police functions. Earlier this week we read of the prison rebellion after the Punjab Police prison officials forcibly cut a Sikh inmates […]

  2. Cool Ranch says:

    Honestly, what does the Punjab Police and Government expect when you have this type of misuse of power. Sometimes I really wonder about India's freedom from British Raj … I feel as though they left and now everyone just tries to "Raj" on each other … before it was a white man who benefited from misuse of power and corruption now its your fellow Punjabi/Indian brother or sister.

  3. Cool Ranch says:

    Honestly, what does the Punjab Police and Government expect when you have this type of misuse of power. Sometimes I really wonder about India’s freedom from British Raj … I feel as though they left and now everyone just tries to “Raj” on each other … before it was a white man who benefited from misuse of power and corruption now its your fellow Punjabi/Indian brother or sister.

  4. BBC News says:

    Nowadays, information shatters around the world in a matter of seconds. Now published these materials that otherwise would have remained inaccessible. Thanks for sharing the nice piece of news with us. What we can do in this respect?