Solidarity expressed against anti-Panth forces in Panthic assembly convened by SGPC
Due to failure of government machinery in sacrilege cases, Sangat forced to take its own decision: S. Harjinder Singh Dhami
Amritsar, December 20:
With regards to the highly despicable incident of sacrilege that took place at Sri Harmandar Sahib on Saturday, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today convened an assembly with the representatives of various Sikh organizations, in which the Sikh leaders expressed their views and strongly condemned the incidents while expressing their commitment to defeat the anti-Panth forces.
At the assembly, presided over by the SGPC President S. Harjinder Singh Dhami, the leaders of the various Sikh organizations unanimously declared that the anti-Panth (anti-community) forces would be fought with unity. The Panthic assembly felt that the patience of Sikh Panth is running out, so the governments should act well in time. The Sikh leaders who spoke at the assembly said that the incident at Sri Harmandar Sahib has caused deep mental and spiritual anguish to the Sikh community and the Panth would never tolerate the perpetrators of such incidents being spared.
During the assembly, it has been discussed that the failure of the governments is raising the spirits of the people who are committing the heinous crime of sacrilege, but the Sikh Panth could never tolerate this. They said Sangat (community) has lost faith in the law and government machinery as it has not taken any culprit to severe punishment, forcing the Sikh Panth to take a decision on its own.
Apart from SGPC President those addressed the assembly included Shiromani Panth Akali Budha Dal chief Baba Balbir Singh, Dal Panth Baba Bidhi Chand chief Baba Avtar Singh Sursingh, Baba Sukhdev Singh from Damdami Taksal, Baba Sewa Singh Khadur Sahib Padma Shri, Bhai Jatinder Singh from California, USA, Baba Gurdial Singh Tanda, Baba Hardev Singh Talwandi Rai, Baba Amir Singh Nanaksar Samprada, Baba Jagjit Singh Lopo Wale, Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, and Mahant Ravinder Das. The leaders pledged cooperation with the SGPC at all levels.
On this occasion some resolutions were also passed by the assembly regarding the issue of sacrilege. The resolutions were announced by SGPC members Bhai Rajinder Singh Mehta, Bhai Ram Singh, Bhai Manjit Singh and S. Bhagwant Singh Sialka and the assembly approved them amid resonance of jaikaras (Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akal).
The resolutions passed said that the incidents of sacrilege are being carried out in a planned manner by the anti-Panth forces. Sadly, the masterminds behind those accused who were arrested have not yet been exposed and no one has been given exemplary punishment. Due to this behaviour of the governments, the morale of the people who are committing atrocities and sacrilege is increasing day by day.
A resolution also said that the ground is being prepared for conspiracies to disturb the peaceful environment of Punjab but the governments are taking it lightly.
The assembly, through resolutions, appealed that every Sikh should recognize their duty to expose the plots of anti-Sikh powers. While it is important to punish the perpetrators of sacrilege, it is even more important to reach out to the conspirators. The resolutions passed by the Panthic assembly also called for strengthening Panthic unity and harmony.
Meanwhile, the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib was urged to issue guidelines to the Sangat in view of the unfortunate incidents taking place.
In a resolution announced by Baba Nagar Singh Tarna Dal on this occasion it was announced to stand firmly with the SGPC at all levels. It was said that whatever Panthic program would be drawn up to tackle the challenges facing the Panth, all Sikh sampradas and jathebandis (organisations) would be at the forefront of putting it into practice.
Committee will be constituted regarding incident of Sri Harmandar Sahib: S Harjinder Singh Dhami
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