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IN PROTEST: Members of Sikh community setting on fire an effigy of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Bangalore on Sunday.
IN PROTEST: Members of Sikh community setting on fire an effigy of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Bangalore on Sunday.

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Members of the Sikh community in Bangalore staged a protest in front of the Gurudwara in Ulsoor on Sunday against the alleged killing of a Sikh in Mumbai by the bodyguard of Dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh recently. They were seeking the arrest of Ram Rahim Singh in connection with the killing in Mumbai.

“We want the Government to register a case against him (Ram Rahim Singh) and seize his property. He has hurt the sentiments of the people in our community and should be banned entry into Karnataka,” said Harminder Singh, member of the Gurudwara Committee.

Describing the act of killing the Sikh in Mumbai as shameful, the Sikhs also questioned the need for providing security to Ram Rahim Singh. “He has maintained his own security guards,” said the agitating Sikhs. “The Government should take action against the Dera chief, as he continues to be a threat to national security,” they said.

The protesters also said that the Sikh community was a peaceful one and it was not against followers of any religion. However, they maintained that Ram Rahim Singh should not insult any religion by adding God’s name to his own.

Later, they met Governor Rameshwar Thakur and submitted a memorandum to him in this connection.

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