Burned rakes of Rewa Express were set of fire by enraged supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh at Anand Vihar Terminal railway station in Delhi on Aug. 25, 2017.

New Delhi, Aug 25 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday condemned the violence that erupted in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape case, and appealed for peace.

"Violence and damage to public property after court verdict is highly condemnable; appeal to all citizens to maintain peace," the President tweeted.

His remarks came after 30 people were killed in violence in Haryana after a CBI court in Panchkula convicted Baba Ram Rahim in a rape case.

Private and government property was vandalised in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi by Dera supporters.


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