COMMUNAL RIOTS SPREAD TO PUNJAB HINDU MOBS ATTACK SIKHS BURN SHOPS, BUSES — TWO KILLED
Dhariwal — Communal violence erupted in this industrial town near Amritsar. Hindu mobs attacked Sikh houses, shops and private buses on the pattern of Delhi riots. Two Sikhs were killed and many establishments burnt to ashes.
Thirty six hour curfew was clamped in the whole town. This is the first mob violence in Punjab. The state had up till now witnessed only isolated cases of violence.