Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The Bassi Pathana Sub Jail, where the ninth guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji had been kept for several months on the order of Mughal Administrator of Sirhind, Nazim Abdul Azeez Dilawar Khan way back from July 24 to the end of October 1675 should be announced as a religious monument of the Sikhs.
This has been demanded by Bir Devinder Singh, the former deputy speaker of Punjab.
Bir Devinder Singh said the ancient jail should be preserved as a Memorial in commemoration of the four months imprisonment of the ninth Guru of the Sikhs.
A delegation led by Bir Devinder Singh today met the Deputy Commissioner of district Fatehgarh Sahib and briefed him about the stay and captivation of the ninth Guru of Sikhs along with his ardent disciples Bhai Mati Das Ji, Bhai Sati Das Ji and Bhai Dyala Ji.
Authenticating his claim Bir Devinder Singh referred to several history books based on the research of eminent historians and Sikh Scholars such as Dr. Fauja Singh, Dr. Tarn Singh, Prof Piara Singh Padam and Giani Garja Singh proving the stay and captivation of Guru Teg Bahadur ji at Bassi Pathana In the Hawalat of Ancient Jail.
He urged the state Government through the Deputy Commissioner to announce the place as a religious site for Sikhs and get its renovation done by the state archeological department.
Bir Devinder Singh warned State Government that any attempt of the state government to construct a modern district jail on the site shall be resisted in form of peaceful agitation of Sikh Sangat.
The former deputy speaker along with several other prominent local leaders submitted a detailed memorandum to Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, Fategarh Sahib.