25 Aug 2017
Ram Rahim verdict: Violence breaks out, 30 dead, curfew imposed
In Delhi, the Rewa Express was set on fire at Anand Vihar railway station. Buses were also set ablaze.
Elsewhere, petrol pumps and vehicles were damaged. Journalists were attacked.
Dera Sacha Sauda reportedly gave freshly-made bats to supporters.
Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, Jammu on high alert
The borders of Delhi have been sealed. Buses were burnt in Nand Nagri and near Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital.
Security has been beefed up in Jammu and UP too.
In Rajasthan, prohibitory orders were issued in Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts.
Curfew has been imposed in Panchkula, Ferozepur, Mansa, Muktsar, Patiala, Fazilka and Bathinda.
Section 144 imposed in UP's Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat, Shamli, Noida and Ghaziabad.
Attach Dera properties to compensate for damages: HC
The Punjab and Haryana HC asked officials to attach all of the Dera's properties to compensate for the damage.
It has also asked the state governments to submit a report on the violence.
Meanwhile, the Dera insists they have been wronged. "We will appeal against the verdict. What has happened to all gurus in history has happened to us too," a spokesperson said.
After Jat agitation, another massive failure of the Khattar government
Even as 50,000 security personnel stood guard, they couldn't control the violence from spreading.
Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah slammed Khattar: "Chilli bombs? Pepper grenades? Pellet guns? Do the forces keep those only for protesting Kashmiris?"
First signs of violence abating after two hours
Two hours after violence broke out, the situation showed signs of abating. Thousands of Dera followers have been pushed out of Panchkula. However, according to reports, supporters in Sirsa refused to budge despite army deployment. Singh has meanwhile been flown to a Rohtak jail.
- Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
- Ram Rahim Singh Case
- Ram Rahim Verdict
- Amarinder Singh
- Anand Vihar
- Attach Dera
- Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital
- Dera Sacha Sauda
- Former J
- Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- Haryana HC
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh
- K CM Omar Abdullah
- Manohar Lal Khattar
- Nand Nagri
- Omar Abdullah
- Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
- Rajnath Singh
- Ram Rahim
- Rewa Express
- Section 144