India: Sikh killed in sectarian violence; Punjab rail line blocked

Sikh protesters blocked a rail line through Amristar in protests across India’s Punjab this week to demand the arrest of Ram Rahim Singh, leader of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, which combines spirituality with social work—but which orthodox Sikhs accuse of heresy. On June 20, a Sikh protester was killed and two more wounded when one of Singh’s bodyguards opened fire during a clash in Mumbai. Authorities say they are investigating. (Zee News, ANI, NYT, June 25)

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