Bathinda, Punjab: A deputation of the Sant Samaj, the Damdami Taksal and various Sikh organisations will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express concern over the spread of Gurudam and Deraism, insult of Sikh gurus and ‘gurbani’, murder of Sikhs and failure of the state government in checking such incidents.
In reply to a question here today, former Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Bhai Jasbir Singh Rode said the deputation would meet the PM on the latter’s convenience to air their grievance at the Central level. He said they would tell the PM that if such incidents continued to occur in the state, the peaceful atmosphere of the state might vitiate.
Bhai Jasbir Singh also said a meeting of the Damdami Taksal, the Sant Samaj and Sikh bodies would be held at Gurdwara Gurdarshan Parkash at Chowk Mehta, the headquarter of the Damdami Taksal, on December 12 to chalk out an action plan for checking Gurudam, Deraism and discussing other Sikh issues. He also appealed to all Sikh organisations to participate in the meeting.
Bhai Jasbir Singh alleged that the Akal Takht system was being destroyed by the SGPC by way of misusing powers while taking decisions. He also alleged that Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal were responsible for the recent Ludhiana incident, in which one Sikh had died.
He claimed that they had informed the SAD president four days before that if Guru Ashutosh’s Ludhiana programme was organised it could have serious ramifications. He also alleged that the Ludhiana programme had been allowed just to please a BJP leader.
Bhai Jasbir Singh admitted that Deraism had been spreading due to the failure of Sikh institutions like the SGPC.