The Dal Khalsa has urged Akal Takht jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh, not to lower the status and prestige of the Takht by repeatedly appealing to the central and state governments to release those Sikh detainees who have completed their jail term.
"When we see that all pleas of the jathedar to the Modi government fall on deaf ears, it pains and hurts us," said Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh while speaking at a dharna organised here on Thursday to protest against the central government's indifferent attitude towards the release of the detainees.
The Dal Khalsa leader said that instead of making appeals, the jathedar should issue a directive asking the central government to release the 80 detainees whose names have been forwarded to the Union home ministry. This list was forwarded on Tuesday.
"Give the central government a time frame for the release. If the demand is not met, then the jathedar should announce a protest programme against the centre,: he added.
The Dal Khalsa leader also asked the workers of his organisation to go out to the Sikh masses for creating awareness about Article 25 (b) and the reasons why its amendment is being sought. He also demanded a ban on the movie 'Messenger of God', which stars Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda.