Cong holds massive protest at Nadala, seeks SAD boycott

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nadala (Kapurthala)
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2015 20:29 IST
Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira addressing a massive protest at Nadala in Kapurthala on Monday. (HT Photo)

In the wake of the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village of Faridkot on October 12 and killing of two Sikh youths in police firing, Congress workers on Monday held a massive protest at Nadala in the district.

Hundreds of protesters led by a party spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira sat on the road to mark the protest in Nadala and raised slogans against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal government (SAD)

Addressing the gathering, Khaira demanded complete boycott of the Shiromani Akali Dal-led government in the state.

“Punjab is passing through a phase of complete anarchy, unrest and civil war-like situation due to the Badals who are playing a dangerous game with religion for their political survival,” he said.

He said to achieve their nefarious goals they (Badals) have not even spared religious institutions such as Akal Takht and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee (SGPC), besides grossly misusing the official machinery of the state.

Khaira said incident of the sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib and killing of two innocent Sikh protesters by the police in firing have completely exposed the anti-Sikh face of the so-called panthic Akali government and it is clear that the Badals and their cronies are dancing to the tunes of fascist right-wing RSS to eliminate the very identity of the Sikhs.

“The sudden reversal of the decision to pardon the Dera Sacha Sauda chief by the Akal Takht, which was based merely on a letter, speaks volumes about the abject surrender of its authority before the Badal family,” he alleged.

Taking a dig at Bholath MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur, Khaira said she tries to portray herself as a very religious person through her attire and speeches but has failed to utter even a single word against the sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib or the gruesome killing of two Sikh youths.

Khaira announced to hold a similar dharna at Begowal on October 21 and appealed to people to show their presence to teach lesson to the ruling dispensation.

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