The protests were organised by Muslim organisations across the state after Friday's Jumma namaz.
Speaking about the controversial comments by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, Ludhiana, said Muslims need to raise their voice against it.
Dinesh Kumar, a volunteer with Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), said that the NHRC order was significant as the rescued child labourers would now be eligible for compensation under the Central government's scheme for rehabilitation of bonded labourers and might not return to work.
Kamaldeep is a sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassination case.
All India small scale and tiny industry president Rajesh Bansal said, “Instead of focusing on reducing the purchasing power of consumers, they need to focus on increasing the production. This will give a push in the market.”
According to farmer Avtar Singh, around Rs 14 crore worth dues of farmers are outstanding, out of which nearly Rs 1.79 crore is the government share.
As thousands gathered for the Antim Ardaas or the prayer meeting for Sidhu Moosewala, his mother said that everyone who loved her son should help in making his memories grow like a banyan tree by planting a sapling.
Dharamsot was minister of forests and social welfare during Captain Amarinder Singh's term as the Punjab Chief Minister. He was later stripped of his ministries when Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as the CM last year.
Police said that the official used to work from her cabin, which was separate from the seating area of other staff members. The cabin was found locked from outside on Monday. She also had not gone home for lunch on Monday like usual, raising suspicions.
Goldy even posted a message showing details of Moosewala's 'bhog' to be held on June 8 in Mansa grain market located on Mansa-Sirsa road on his social media handles.
The Congress leader’s aide said multiple WhatsApp calls were received from a UK number and the caller threatened to kill Bittu over his remarks against slain pro-Khalistan militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
Prominent labourers’ unions in the state have planned a mega protest rally in Sangrur on Thursday raising demands including allocation of panchayati land to Dalits for farming.
According to the letter accessed by The Indian Express, the “likely targets of execution could be Bathinda jail, Ferozepur jail, Amritsar jail or Ludhiana jail”.
The accused have been identified as Nirmal Singh, a resident of Ravidas Puri in Khanna, his son Jaswinder Singh alias Gogi and an unidentified sorcerer.
Police said that the attackers, believed to be five or six, came on two bikes at Bada Bazaar of Badhni Kalan and opened attack on Desraj (28).
Soon after the CM declared Gurmel Singh's name, comments on his social media post mentioned that by not naming his sister as the candidate, the AAP had saved itself from a blunder.
A police team, led by Police Commissioner Sharma, later also conducted a search operation inside the jail barracks during which three mobile phones were recovered.
Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants on May 29, a day after the state government pruned his security cover.
"Bandi Singh Rihai Morcha has announced me as the candidate for this bypoll, but I will be meeting Bhai Sahib (Rajoana) in Patiala jail on Friday and will talk to him. I will abide by whatever decision my brother takes on contesting the election," Kamaldeep Kaur said.
It was Sidhu Moosewala's bad luck that his weapon was left with only two bullets, said Banawali after meeting the friends of the singer-politician who were also injured in the attack on May 29.
In a letter written to the chief minister after the murder, Moosewala’s father had demanded that government should take action against those officers who not only pruned his son’s security cover but also made those orders public.
Police said that as per initial investigation and after checking footage of the CCTV installed at the toll plaza, it was found that there was no loot and no belongings were snatched but only a skirmish occurred between the two parties.
Puri said that farmers across the country were getting benefits under 'Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana' being run by the central government.
SKM members have stated a number of times that SSM members are not part of SKM and they can join SKM after dissolving SSM.
Residents of the area claimed that the shock of Sunday evening's shooting had still not worn off and the decision to keep their businesses shut was unanimous.