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Congress urges people to maintain peace after Panchkula violence

Congress urges people to maintain peace after Panchkula violence

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Aug 2017, 09:53 pm
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IBNS); The Congress on Friday urged people to not to resort to violence as Panchkula witnessed clashes and disturbing scenes following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by a special CBI court in connection with a rape case.

Congress quoting its chief Sonia Gandhi tweeted: "Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has expressed grave concern & shock at the unabated violence in Panchkula & other parts of Haryana 1/."

"Resulting in the death of over two dozen people including children,wide spread destruction of public property & senseless attack on media," read another tweet.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said violence and brutality has no place in society.

"Violence & brutality have no place in our society. Condemn the rampage and lawlessness in Haryana & appeal to restore peace and tranquility," he said.

At least 28 people were killed as violence hit Panchkula city in Haryana on Friday following the conviction of Dera Sacha chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by a CBI court for the rape of two women.

The violence has left several others injured.

After the conviction of the self-styled spiritual leader, his followers went on a rampage as they attacked police, journalists and even destroyed vehicles.

Several OB vans were also damaged by the attackers.