Case registered against devotees protesting dhamal ban: report


DERA GHAZI KHAN: Civil Lines police registered a case against devotees who protested against the ban imposed by the government on dhamal on the Urs of Hazrat Syed Ahmed Sultan, revered as Sakhi Sarwar or Lakh Data, reported leading English daily.

On Saturday, dwellers of the ancient Sakhi Sarwar or Moqam town staged a protest in front of the offices of the regional police officer and commissioner against what they called undue restriction on performing of centuries-old spiritual rituals such as drumbeating and performing dhamal within premises of the shrine.

Owing to the ban, devotees have been forced to perform the dhamal outside the shrine amidst security concerns.

Civil Lines police registered a case against the nominated on charges of blocking a road, disturbing public order and shouting slogans against the government.