Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

Early signs ignored: Punjab govt’s response to Amritpal Singh is a disaster

The response by the Punjab police to the violence orchestrated by the supporters of Khalistan backer, Amritpal Singh is laughable. The writing was on the wall and the Punjab administration slept over the issue.

The warning was on the wall. The Punjab Police knew well in advance about the rise of the Khalistan movement in the state and yet decided to let Amritpal Singh go on a tirade.

Punjab has in the past been bitten by terrorism. It has cost the country a Prime Minister and a Chief Minister-Indira Gandhi and Beant Singh.

When Amritpal Singh’s supporters wrecked havoc, the Punjab police were caught napping. Following the incident, there was criticism galore, but the Punjab police defended their actions on keeping mum.

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