A group of Nihang Sikhs on Thursday (October 21) attacked a worker of a poultry company, days after a Dalit man was brutally murdered near a farmers’ protest site on the Singhu border over alleged desecration of the Sikh holy scripture. Gave.
Manoj Paswan, a Dalit worker of a poultry company, was walking near the protest site in his vehicle carrying chickens when he was stopped by a group of Nihangs. He demanded a chicken from Paswan. When Paswan refused, he was beaten up and his leg was broken. The incident took place behind the main stage of the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border.
Describing the incident, Paswan said, “A Sikh came and asked me for a chicken. I said I can’t, I have a limited number of chickens. Just after saying this, he started beating me with a stick. Not only this, one person who tried to save me was also beaten up. He was a blue-coloured Sikh (Nihang).”
The survivor further said, “After that my master came and the public gathered but the man did not stop. I had fallen to the ground, after several pleas he stopped. I am a laborer. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to walk now.”
Let us tell you that a mob of sword-wielding Nihangs created a stampede in New Delhi in an attempt to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations. In April 2020, a group of Nihangs attacked police officers and chopped off the officer’s hand at a vegetable market in Patiala, Punjab, during the nationwide COVID-19 restrictions.