In the midst of horror of two lynchings in Punjab in recent days over alleged religious sacrilege, Navjot Singh Sidhu has demanded public execution for offenders.
Sidhu, addressing a rally in Malerkotla, said cases of sacrilege hurt people’s sentiments and demanded that such persons must be hanged in public. He alleged a “conspiracy against one community.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, too, has slammed the the alleged sacrilege attempts, but chosen silence on the lynchings.
The Chief Minister yesterday visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar, where the first incident took place. His official handle tweeted that he has assured that the matter will be “thoroughly probed to unmask real conspirators”. He also urged people to be “vigilant” and “take care of all religious places/institutions”.
Incidentally, none of the two people beaten to death—at Amritsar’s Golden Temple and in Kapurthala—have been identified yet. In the Kapurthala incident, no FIR has been registered yet.