Turban abuse in Punjab: Sikhs want police officers charged with blasphemy
SIKHS worldwide have expressed outrage over an incident in Punjab which resulted in a police officer snatching a turban off the head of a young protester.
The incident, according to this report, took place on March 28 when pharmacists from Punjab gathered in Mohali for a peaceful sit-in. Punjab police first charged the gathering with canes, and women were beaten mercilessly. Senior officers then ordered the police to forcibly remove turbans of Sikhs who were present in the gathering.
The video below clearly shows a Sikh police officer order another police officer to forcibly remove the turban of one protester.
After the incident, the two police officers were suspended, but various Sikh organisations jointly held a protest march in Mohali in which they rejected the suspensions as too lenient, and demanded that they should be booked for blasphemy and for intentionally using criminal force to dishonor a person.