Flaying the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and police firing on Sikh activists in which two people were killed in Faridkot, Nawanshahr Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa on Friday announced his resignation from the committee.
In his resignation letter, Khalsa said he was also quitting from the post of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) district general secretary, claiming that he was very disturbed over the incident.
Khalsa said he had tendered his resignation from the Akali Dal as the party had faltered from its path to gain political mileage.“I am a true Akali servant, but the recent developments are very disturbing…I don’t have any other option left,” said Khalsa.
SGPC member from Samana Kuldeep Singh Nassupur also resigned on Friday. Sources said his supporters forced him to quit. Nassupur was elected on SAD ticket. “As per wishes of the Sikh sangat, which is hurt with firing on protesters at Faridkot, I have decided to resign from the SGPC membership”, he said.