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Parkash Singh Badal asks Mulayam for compensation to Saharanpur Sikhs

Posted on Jul 30 2014 | IANS

Chandigarh, July 30 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday urged Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to personally intervene to ensure compensation for the Sikh families who were affected by recent riots in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur town.

In a telephonic conversation, Badal urged Mulayam Singh to ensure security for the Sikhs living in Uttar Pradesh. Mulayam Singh, whose son Akhilesh Yadav is the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, told him that the state government would do everything to help Sikhs.

Badal called up Mulayam Singh as a delegation of Sikhs from Saharanpur met him here Wednesday and sought help for those affected by the riots.

They also urged Badal to press the Uttar Pradesh government for cancellation of false cases against the members of Sikh community in Saharanpur.

Violence broke out in Saharanpur Saturday after a high court verdict in a land dispute led to some construction work on the land claimed by a gurdwara. This led to a violent clash between two communities, in which both sides pelted stones and fired at each other.

Three people were killed and over three dozen people were injured in the violence that followed. Over four dozen vehicles and shops were gutted.

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