Morning briefing: Foreign hand in desecration of holy scriptures, claims Punjab police

GN Bureau | October 21, 2015

The Punjab Police claimed the involvement of foreign hands in the cases of desecration of the holy book of the Sikhs (Sri Guru Granth Sahib) in recent days. The police apprehended many accused at several places in the state. Of seven such cases, police claim to have cracked five by arresting eight people.

Two dalit kids died in ‘revenge killing’; Rajnath Singh seeks report

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Hardik Patel moves Gujarat HC to set aside sedition charges

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