Satlok Ashram Karontha Incident (May 2013) versus Satlok Ashram Barwala Incident (Nov 2014)
Highly Discriminatory action of the police and administration in two similar scenarios
Both cases had similar scenarios. Both the cases involved contempt charges. In the first case the orders of Supreme Court were not being complied with, and in the second case the orders of High Court were not being complied with.
Both Cases involved similar police activity but the outcomes and conclusions were gravely different.
In the May 2013 Satlok Ashram Karontha incident the Arya Samaji followers and villagers attacked police with sticks, brickbats, rakes and even fired at them using illegal arms. They burnt police vehicles, public vehicles, buses an ambulance and a liquor vend. In all, 3 people died and more than 100 people were injured including more than 60 police personnel.
Still the police failed to lodge even a single complaint and the arya samaji leaders and perpetrators roamed free. No cases were registered and no arrests were made. WHY?
Whereas in Satlok Ashram Barwala incident of November 2014, the police registered all possible cases they could against Sant Rampal Ji and arrested more than 930 followers. WHY?
Please read case details below.
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Arya Samaji goons and villagers attacking the ashram
At all times there was no confrontation between the arya samaji goons and the ashram followers. The arya samaji anti-social elements were being stopped by the police a few hundred metres away from the ashram. The only tussle happened between the police and arya samaji miscreants.
Appeal for action (May 2013) but no action taken
In May 2013 Satlok Ashram Karontha incident, repeated appeals were made to the administraton and the police to take action against those who attacked the ashram. Memorandum was submitted to the SDM for Prime Minister of India to take action against the arya samaji attackers but the police registered FIR against the unknown. The followers also met Superintendent of Police, Vivek Sharma but again no action was taken. Finally the followers staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and submitted a memorandum to Sonia Gandhi (Congress President). Again nothing happened.
The unanswered questions which demand answers
Why no FIR was registered against the Arya Samaji leaders and the attackers in May 2013 Satlok Ashram Incident?
Why no charges of sedition, waging war against the state, unlawful assembly, murder, attempt to murder were registered against the Arya Samaji leaders and its followers who attacked the police and the ashram?
In both cases the actions of the police and the administration have been highly discriminatory, partial, unfair and unjust.