Security up in Amritsar ahead of ‘Referendum-2020 registration’ - ECAS Punjab

Security up in Amritsar ahead of ‘Referendum-2020 registration’

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Amritsar, July 2

Following a decision by the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to start "voter registration" for "Referendum-2020" in Punjab from July 4, the police have cordoned off the area around the Golden Temple complex.

A heavy police force has been deployed around the shrine and barricades put up at vulnerable spots. Though police officials were tightlipped about the heightened security, sources in the intelligence agencies said it was done as a precautionary measure in the wake of a call by the SFJ to commence registration.

The sources said July 4 was chosen by the SFJ on this day in 1955, the government "ordered the police to enter the Golden Temple precincts" to disperse the assembled separatist Sikh volunteers. — TNS

from The Tribune

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