The BJP government in Haryana, many of its cabinet members used to visit the controversial, rape accused and self styled God man Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh completely collided with followers of Dera followers. This is what the Punjab and Haryana High Court bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Justice S S Saron, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Avneesh Jhingan said while hearing a PIL filed by local advocate Ravinder Dhull on security arrangements made before the verdict was delivered.
The High Court slammed the government for issuing Section 144 CrPC orders, in which the Panchkula district administration ordered that they shall only bar entry of people “moving with weapons” . It was only after facing the wrath of the court it changed the orders barring association of more than five people.
The government was very well aware of the situation and Additional Chief Secretary said three days ago that the administration Ram Niwas had said, “We are totally prepared to deal with any situation. Nobody shall be allowed to breach the peace. Preventive arrests shall be made, if required”.. More overthe Chief Secretaries and police chiefs of both Punjab and Haryana met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi in Both the States also sought paramilitary support. But as it turned down nothing happened and the Khattar government completely failed to maintain law and order.
This is not the first time the BJP administration is completely failing in its duty to maintain law and order in the state In November, 2014, six persons died during the 14-day standoff between police and followers of Satlok Ashram in Hisar led by self-styled Godman Sant Rampal. The state had a hard time getting Rampal in custody so that he could be produced before the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a contempt case. In February last year, at least 30 persons were killed in another police-public clash during the violent Jat agitation.