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Sacrilege was political move to divert focus from dera case: Sarna

Paramjit-Singh-SarnaAmritsar: On the disturbed situation in Punjab following the sacrilege incidents, SAD (Delhi) chief Paramjit Singh Sarna has said that it was a political move to divert attention from the controversial decision of the five Takht heads to grant pardon to the Sirsa dera head.

On his return from Pakistan today, the former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) said that the government was not only responsible for firing at peaceful protesters which claimed two lives at Kotkapura, but also implicated two innocent persons to save its skin.

“The sacrilege instances were a planned political game to deflect attention from the dera head case which had invited the ire of the Sikh community from all over the world.

“When it too backfired, two Sikh brothers Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh were nabbed on frivolous grounds. I have visited their village and enquired from the residents who guaranteed that both of them are baptised Sikhs and could never commit such an act,” he said.

Sarna advocated that the prevailing disturbed conditions demanded the resignation of the Takht heads and the SGPC president on moral grounds. “The SAD president has been interfering in the SGPC’s affairs which resulted in total chaos in the Panthic decisions,” he said.

About the holding of Sarbat Khalsa proposed at Amritsar-Tarn Taran road, he said, “I support the idea of calling Sarbat Khalsa, but it should be organised overseas in the USA, Canada or England and the resolutions passed unanimously be announced from Nankana Sahib. Here, the whole government machinery will try to scuttle the move.”

About his Pakistan tour, he said that he went there to monitor the ‘kar sewa’ of the historic Sikh shrine Gurdwara Dehra Sahib in Lahore. “The purpose was to hold a meeting with the engineers in Pakistan as the first phase of the kar sewa has been completed,” he said.

(Courtesy: TNS)