Trouble broke out near Sikh Chawni near Bahadurpura, adjacent to the Old City, after miscreants burnt a religious flag in the early hours of Wednesday. Tension gripped the area as members of a community attacked two youths blaming them for the flag burning incident.
At least 2 to 3 people were killed in the police firing.
Now the truth:
Sikhs gather and raise up swords and daggers. Armed Sikhs set some Muslim houses on fire and caused damage to their property.
Rapid Action Force and Border Security Force officers which were stationed for election security was immediately called in. Paramilitary forces first fired tear gas shells and then opened indiscriminate firing over stone-pelters killing one on the spot seriously giving lethal injuries to 20 others; another youth later succumbed to injury in olive hospital.
Sources claim till now four persons have succumbed to bullet injuries, all of them Muslims.
Sikhs with weapons in front of the police who are backing the Sikhs.