Noormahal, Punjab: Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh seems to have started preparing for the Lok Sabha elections. Along with a team of top Congress leaders, including Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Leader Sunil Jakhar, former ministers Santokh Chaudhary, Chaudhary Jagjit Singh and Amarjit Singh Samra, Member of Parliament Ravneet Bittu and Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Vikramjit Jit Singh, he visited the Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan today.
Amarinder and his team spent at least 30 minutes with the followers of anti-sikh baba Ashutosh and attended his pravachan (sermons). Amarinder garlanded the dera head as a mark of respect. The visit was arranged by PYC president Vikramjit Jit.
This was Amarinder’s second visit to the dera. He had earlier visiteded the dera during the Adampur byelection. To a query, he claimed that the visit had nothing to do with the coming parliamentary elections. To another question, he said: “We respect all the deras.”
About Ashutosh Noormahal
After Narakdharis, Noormahal was the second cult to have physical clash with the Sikhs. The cult was started by a Bihari “bhaeeya” named Ashutosh soon after the decline of the Sikh movement. Ashutosh was a servant at “Delhi Manav Dharam” from which he was kicked out due to his immoral activities. He left Delhi and came to Patiala where he became the puppet of the government and decided to mislead people of Punjab. He established his center in Noormahal and called it “Diveya Jyoti” or light of God. His misleading propaganda involves some new and different scamming techniques than many of the other cults.
To mislead the people, Ashutosh has his pictures taken wearing different dresses. He is wearing turban in one picture and has hair open in the other. He wears orange dress to pose off as a Hindu saint and green clothes to look like a Muslim ‘pir’.
Belief system of Noormahal cult is created solely to insult Sikhi. Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib are kept in the dera just like other books on the shelf and read like books. No respect is shown such as washing hands, covering head and wrapping in rumalas. Gurbani is called “summary of Vedas”. Gurbani is quoted and misinterpreted in their programs on daily basis. Followers are preached that keeping hair, reading bani, following the Shabad Guru, wearing five kakkars and going to the Gurdwara etc. are waste of time. Gurbani is misused to prove their belief system. Insulting comments are delivered about Khalsa in their programs and they refer to themselves as the ‘true khalsa’. They believe Jot of Guru Sahib is not in Guru Granth Sahib but within themselves and consider themselves the ‘true image’ of the Guru. Sikh martyrs of 1984 and Khalistan movement are branded as terrorists and Ashutosh is portrayed as the only ‘national hero’. It is further preached that all Gurus were Hindus and Guru Gobind Singh Ji revered hindu deities.
They hold regular diwans at the heart of Sikh cities like Taran Taaran, Amritsar and Gurdaspur. Many times, events of 1978 have been repeated where police was used for protection and attacking and killing the Sikh protestors. On one occasion, a program was held on 19th April 2002 at which a preacher of Ashutosh, Shardha Nand, grossly insulted Sikhi and Guru Granth Sahib (video can be found online). When Sikhs showed up to protest they were attacked and fired upon. Shardha Nana escaped in government vehicles and Sikhs were arrested for causing violence. Similar events have taken place in other cities but with the help of the government Noormahals always managed to escape and Sikhs became the target of violence and police brutality. All of this is being done to cause violence in Punjab so that the government could move in and kill Sikhs in large numbers in the name of “terrorism”. Such events are also used to identify Sikhs who are outspoken and show some bravery. They are arrested and put away in jails forever.
Preachers are trained to tell false stories to glorify Ashutosh to attract new followers. One time a woman preacher came to an Amritdhari person and started telling made up stories about Ashutosh. She claimed that Ashutosh is so great that one time one of his followers had passed away and was cremated at a grave yard. But Ashutosh liked him so much that he brought the dead follower back to life. The woman preacher was not even finished with the story that an Amritdhari Sikh grabbed her from throat and threatened to kill her. She started begging for life and mercy. Amritdhari said, “Don’t worry. You will be brought back to life by your guru. So why are you afraid?” She replied, “We are taught to tell these false stories to mislead Amritdharis and convince them to follow Ashutosh.” This is just one example of how they deceive and mislead people into following an immoral person.
Ashutosh has a taste for wealth and women. While he takes a large sum of money from his followers he also urges them (especially Sikhs) to donate their young daughters to him. He sells them in the flesh market in Bihar. According to a report published in “Shamsher-E- Kaum” two girls Rekha and Paramjit were sold in Bihar for 500,000 rupee (half million) each. His follower Mr. Sandhu from village Duniya testified to this. This is being done to destroy the progress of Sikh faith and Sikh population.
Ashutosh was caught having an illicit relation with his female follower named Sweeti in Chandigarh. He was caught by his driver who decided to expose his true face. Although numbers of his followers have decreased since then but Sikhs collectively need to start a massive campaign of parchaar to deal with this thug. If Sikh preachers work hard and preach Gurbani then no one will be brainwashed and Sikhs will stay stronger in their faith. Only then such cults will go out of business.