Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh stated that Sikhs will remeber for subsequent 100 years that they had been stopped from going to Nankana Sahib on the one centesimal anniversary of bloodbath.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) noticed the primary centenary of the bloodbath that occurred 100 years in the past to free Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib, the start place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, from mahants.
The Akal Takht jathedar needed to lead a Sikh Jatha to Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, to look at the anniversary, however the Home Minister denied permission to the Jatha on the final second.
The Akal Takht jathedar attended different occasion for masscare anniversary on Sunday at Godharpur village in Gurdaspur district of Shaheed Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharowali who led the group of Sikhs to Nankana Sahib on the time of the bloodbath.
The occasion was attended by 32 households of martyrs who sacrificed their lives through the bloodbath.
Speaking on the event, Giani Harpreet Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, criticised the “attitude of Government of India towards Sikhs and asked the government to change its mind towards the minorities”.
He stated, “The incumbent government is into politics of polarisation. First you create hate against Muslims and Sikhs in the minds of the majority. Then thrash the Muslims. Thrash the Sikhs and get the majority votes. This politics is neither good for govt not for India. Politics of polarisation will destroy India.”
He stated, “Today hate is being unfold towards us. Then we will likely be thrashed. But Sikhs can’t be executed as a result of even Aurangzeb failed in it. Sikhs are impressed by their wonderful historical past to battle for rights and fact. Attempts have been made to finish Sikhs politically, socially, economically, and religiously since 1947. Our existance is at risk and it’s a should for the neighborhood to face unitedly.’’
The Akal Takht jathedar stated, “The Government of India has once again reminded us of the pain of Saka Nankana Sahib which took place a hundred years ago. The attitude of the Central Government towards observing the centenary of Saka Nankana Sahib at the birth place of Guru Nanak is the same as that of the British. The Government of India did not allow Jatha (group) to go to Pakistan due to full participation of Sikhs in the Kisan Andolan (farmers’ movement) but the government was under the illusion that Sikhs would withdraw support from the movement.”
He stated, “The Government of India is following the same path as the British used to do a hundred years ago. This is not in the interest of the country and the government should realise that every citizen living in this country has equal rights.”
Giani Harpreet Singh stated, “The unity is the need of the hour and the Sikh community should forget differences and show qaumi unity.”
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was current on the operate. Speaking earlier than the Jathedar, he raised questions on the ‘silence’ of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on this challenge.
He stated, “The decision of the Central government to stop the Sikh community from visiting Pakistan is unfortunate. The silence of the Punjab chief minister on the arbitrary decision of the Centre raises a big question. The chief minister of Punjab should have spoken to the Centre but unfortunately he remained silent.”
Libraries in villages of martyrs
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur introduced the organising of a langar corridor and library for Gurdwara Sahib at Godharpur on the village of Shaheed Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharowali.
“Libraries would be set up in the towns belonging to the martyrs of Saka Nankana Sahib and at the same time religious teachers would be provided in the schools of these towns,” the SGPC president stated.
Bibi Jagir Kaur additionally introduced the conduct of analysis to offer details about the historical past of Sikh martyrs and their households with the intention to restore the sanctity of gurdwaras.
Jathedar edict: Mention govt stopped Jatha in congregation
The Akal Takht Jathedar issued an edict to all of the members of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee and Delhi Sikh Management Committee members to organise spiritual congregations of their constituencies within the interval of 1 month to recollect Nankana Sahib martyrs and likewise should inform devotees that govt didn’t enable Sikh Jatha to go to Nankana Sahib.
Giani Harpreet Singh was talking from Akal Takht on Sunday night throughout an occasion organised at Akal Takht to recollect Nankana Sahib martyrs.
“Every SGPC member should organise five religious congregations in their constituencies. Every DSGMC member should organise two such congregations. All prominent Sikh bodies should also hold these congregations all over the world within one month in which devotees are told about the history of Nankana Sahib massacre. At the same time, it must be mentioned during these congregations that Indian government stopped Sikh Jatha from visiting Nankana Sahib on 100th anniversary of masscare,” stated the Akal Takht jathedar.