Cong: Majithia deserves harsher punishment

Amritsar, Punjab: Sukhpal Singh Khaira, PPCC spokesperson, today appealed to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to award a stricter punishment to Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, such as 50 lashes or excommunication, for his blasphemous speech. In a statement today, Khaira said: “By awarding Majithia a mild punishment, the Jathedar has lowered the prestige of this august and glorious institution.

“The legendary Jathedar, Akali Phula Singh, did not dither while ordering 50 lashes to Maharaja Ranjit Singh for marrying a Muslim woman.”

He said Majithia had been virtually let off at the instance of the Badals as distorting Gurbani was an offence more grave than that committed by Ranjit Singh. He wondered as to why the Jathedar had “chosen to shut his eyes” to the five-year sentence awarded to Bibi Jagir Kaur for kidnap and forcible detention of her daughter. “Why has not the Jathedar excommunicated Bibi,” he asked.

Source: The Tribune

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