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The 2015 Guru Granth Sahib desecration (also known as the 2015 Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege) refers to a series of desecration incidents of the Sikh Guru Guru Granth Sahib and subsequent protests that took place in Punjab, India in October 2015. The first incident of desecration was reported from Bargari, Faridkot district, where 110 torn Angs of the holy Guru were found on 12 October. On the early morning hours of 14th October, two protesters died during an unprovoked firing by the police forces, while they were sitting in on a peaceful protest. The incidents were also condemned by the Sikh diaspora in UK, US and Canada. On 20 November, the Punjab Cabinet proposed to increase the penalty for sacrilege from three years in prison to life imprisonment. The bill was passed on 22 March 2016.

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  • The 2015 Guru Granth Sahib desecration (also known as the 2015 Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege) refers to a series of desecration incidents of the Sikh Guru Guru Granth Sahib and subsequent protests that took place in Punjab, India in October 2015. The first incident of desecration was reported from Bargari, Faridkot district, where 110 torn Angs of the holy Guru were found on 12 October. On the early morning hours of 14th October, two protesters died during an unprovoked firing by the police forces, while they were sitting in on a peaceful protest. The incidents were also condemned by the Sikh diaspora in UK, US and Canada. On 20 November, the Punjab Cabinet proposed to increase the penalty for sacrilege from three years in prison to life imprisonment. The bill was passed on 22 March 2016.
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  • The 2015 Guru Granth Sahib desecration (also known as the 2015 Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege) refers to a series of desecration incidents of the Sikh Guru Guru Granth Sahib and subsequent protests that took place in Punjab, India in October 2015. The first incident of desecration was reported from Bargari, Faridkot district, where 110 torn Angs of the holy Guru were found on 12 October. On the early morning hours of 14th October, two protesters died during an unprovoked firing by the police forces, while they were sitting in on a peaceful protest. The incidents were also condemned by the Sikh diaspora in UK, US and Canada. On 20 November, the Punjab Cabinet proposed to increase the penalty for sacrilege from three years in prison to life imprisonment. The bill was passed on 22 March 2016.
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