Police within the Indian metropolis of Amritsar command a man suspected of attempting to commit a sacrilegious act at Sikhism’s holiest shrine has been overwhelmed to dying.
The incident took station at some stage in a prayer service on the metropolis’s Golden Temple on Saturday, in step with local media.
The man allegedly barged into the internal sanctum, where Sikhism’s holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, is saved.
He then tried to contact a ceremonial sword placed subsequent to the book, however turned into as soon as overpowered by guards and worshippers.
The scuffle took station at spherical 17: 45 local time (11: 45 GMT), and turned into as soon as captured on digicam as evening prayers had been being broadcast on tv.
It is unclear exactly what came about subsequent. Police acknowledged the man turned into as soon as chanced on unimaginative as soon as officers arrived on the scene, and an investigation is below plot.
In a tweet, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi acknowledged he had ordered police to “zero in” on the “underlying motive and precise conspirators within the encourage of this dastardly act”.
The incident comes finest days after another man turned into as soon as apprehended for allegedly throwing a dinky Sikh holy book, the Gutka Sahib, into an synthetic pool surrounding the temple.
The desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib is a extremely emotive arena among the Sikh crew.
Loads of desecrations took station in 2014 and 2015, and it became a serious political arena at some stage in elections within the Pujab in 2017 and 2019.
The ruling Congress event has been criticised by political opponents, and hundreds of Sikhs, for failing to elevate justice to old offenders of desecrations.
Balwinder Bhunder, an MP for opposition event Akali Dal, condemned the most in type incident on Saturday, telling local outlet NDTV that it turned into as soon as a deliberate try “to weaken Punjab, which is the sword arm of India”.
“Some folks like made it a political sport all the plot thru the final 5 years,” he added.