SAD (A), others announce radical Sarbat Khalsa on Nov 10
Leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), United Akali Dal and other Sikh organisations on Wednesday announced to hold a radical Sarbat Khalsa at Talwandi Sabo on November 10.punjab Updated: Apr 15, 2016 13:21 IST
Leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), United Akali Dal and other Sikh organisations on Wednesday announced to hold a radical Sarbat Khalsa at Talwandi Sabo on November 10.
These organisations jointly organised a rally at the Baisakhi Mela at Talwandi Sabo. Slogans of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ were raised during the speeches by various leaders and the ‘Khalistan’ flags were waved.
On November 10 last year, various radical organisations had organised the radical Sarbat Khalsa at Chabba village in Amritsar and had appointed parallel jathedars of various Takhts.
Speaking at the rally, SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann accused the Shiromani Akali Dal of treachery with Sikhs by allying with the RSS and BJP. Mann demanded that Jagtar Singh Hawara, the parallel Akal Takht jathedar appointed at last year’s radical Sarbat Khalsa be released from jail.
Mann also blamed the Badals for the sacrilege incidents involving Guru Granth Sahib.
Mann said in case their party came to power, loans of farmers up to Rs 7 lakh would be waived.
United Akali Dal leader Gurdeep Singh Bathinda read out a message by Hawara. Eight resolutions were unanimously passed at the rally.
The leaders said the Sikh organisations, which stayed away from the last radical Sarbat Khalsa, would also be invited to join this year’s radical Sarbat Khalsa. The leaders blamed the Punjab government and the SGPC for “not arresting” those responsible for the sacrilege incidents.
The Sikh organisations demanded the release of Hawara, Dhyan Singh Mand, Devinderpal Singh Bhullar and other Sikh prisoners from jails and also supported Surat Singh Khalsa’s agitation.
The leaders thanked the Canadian government for appointing Sikhs as ministers and for apologising about the Komagata Maru incident.
First Published: Apr 13, 2016 22:22 IST