All party meeting seeks stringent punishment for Vienna culprits

May 26th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Chandigarh, May 26 (ANI): In a two hour-meeting attended by SAD-BJP, Congress, CPI, CPM, BSP, and Shiv Sena, parties urged the Centre to accelerate parleys with its Austrian counterpart to give rigorous punishment to those guilty in the incident which claimed the life of a Sikh preacher.

The meeting, convened by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal strongly condemned the incident in Vienna, which claimed the life of a Sikh preacher and a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for Sant Rama Nand and those killed in protests.

In this meeting a unanimous resolution was passed seeking stringent punishment for those responsible behind the crime.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Badal informed that he would take up the issue with the Foreign Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday.

Badal also appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and communal harmony and compensation to those who were killed was announced.

“The government will compensate those whose private properties have been damaged in the backlash and next of the kin of three killed in violent protests,” he said. (ANI)

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