Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: The Akal Takht Jathedar has played a cruel joke on the Sikh community by awarding Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia a mild tankhah (punishment), the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) said today.
Held guilty of distorting a “shabad,” Majithia has been told to wash langar utensils at the five Takhts.
Randev Singh Debi, president of the youth wing of the SAD (Amritsar), reminded the Sikh clergy that Guru Har Rai had ex-communicated his son for distorting hymns.
“ If the same mistake was committed by a leader of any other party, he would have been definitely ex-communicated,” he said.
Debi said there was a feeling among the Sikhs that the Akal Takht Jathedar had become a puppet in the hands of the state government.
He criticised SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal for trying to shield Majithia.
He asked the Sikhs to boycott Majithia as well as the Chief Minister.