Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) rally at the Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib on Sunday saw the huge gathering passing three resolutions on the lines of the radical Sarbat Khalsa held on November 10 this year.
Even as they reiterated their demand for a separate Sikh nation, the SAD (A), the United Akali Dal, the Akali Dal (Independent), the Damdami Taksal and other radical Sikh organisations, passed the first resolution that calls for a meeting of all Sikhs in Fatehgarh Sahib on January 1, 2016.
The second resolution states that the Sikhs would march from Fatehgarh Sahib to Tihar Jail (Delhi) as a mark of respect to Jagtar Singh Hawara on January 10, 2016.
It was also decided that another radical Sarbat Khalsa would be called in 2016 and at the Maghi Mela at Muktsar in January, they would intensify protests if Dhyan Singh Mand, Bajit Singh Daduwal, Amrik Singh Ajnala and others were not released from jail by January 14.
Panthic Sewa Lehar Pardeep Singh Chandpur said, “At the January 1 meeting at Fatehgarh Sahib, we will draw up a strategy for 2016.”
Govt responsible for recent unrest: Mann
During his speech at the rally, SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann alleged, “The state government was responsible for the recent unrest in the state. The Badals must be thrown out of power in the 2017 assembly polls.”
Claiming that Sikhs needed a separate nation, Mann claimed, “The Badals are promoting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Hinduism by cooperating with Modi. Sikhs need a separate nation. The Badals keep on threatening me with house arrest. They must have forgotten what happened to Beant Singh.”
On an appeal from Pritam Kaur, the wife of Rashpal Singh (personal assistant of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale), that he should accept the post of chief minister if such a chance arose, Mann claimed he did not want to the CM.
“I do not want to be CM as this would not serve any purpose. I want a separate nation for Sikhs and not a cheap position in a Hindu nation like Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Giving a small ministry to Harsimrat is disrespect towards Sikhs.”