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Disrespect for Constitution brings arrest of 9 Sikhs

Police arrested nine Sikh leaders Monday for destroying copies of the Indian Constitution, but tight security muffled their protest. Four Sikh leaders tore up a copy of the Constitution in Chandigarh, the Punjab capital, while five others burned a copy behind the locked gates of a New Delhi temple.

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Five of the nine arrested, including the head of the Golden Temple, holiest shrine of the Sikh religion, planned to burn the Constitution outside Parliament. But they were foiled by a security clampdown in and around the capital.