Situation tense in Punjab; road blockades continue

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AMRITSAR: Punjab on Wednesday continued to simmer over incidents of sacrilege with Sikh activists blocking key roads at many places and paramilitary forces taking out flag marches in sensitive areas, reports said.

Police detained two MLA brothers from Ludhiana Simrajit Bains and Balwinder Singh in Ludhiana when they were proceeding to Chandigarh to gherao the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, reports added.

In the wake of the sensitive situation prevailing in the state after a spate of sacrilege incidents, paramilitary forces have been deployed in four districts -Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Tarn Taran.

Sikh activists blocked Phagwara-Banga-Nawanshahar road near Mehlimudhali village while as in mritsar, protesters blocked a road at Amritsar-Jalandhar bypass and Harike in Tarn Taran.

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