Chandigarh, December 20, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) while strongly condemning the sacrilege incident at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib, called it a conspiracy.
Demanding a timely and impartial inquiry into this matter, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) said that Congress Government should immediately mark an inquiry into this matter to an independent agency under the supervision of the High Court.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters on Monday, Party President and Rajya Sabha Member, S. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that the Sikh community had lost faith in the working style of State Police and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee which is controlled by Badals. Therefore, a high-level investigation into the incident should be marked so that the perpetrators can be identified.
S. Dhindsa alleged that by committing such incidents, mischievous elements are trying to disturb the peace and unity of Punjab ahead of forthcoming Assembly elections.
S. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that such a heartbreaking incident just before the elections had been committed only due to gross negligence of the present government in enduring adequate security arrangements at religious places especially the Sikh shrine Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib.
He said that the purpose of such incidents is not only to hurt the religious sentiments but is also to weaken the social harmony in the community. The people of Punjab need to be aware of such incidents, added S.Dhindsa.
S. Dhindsa alleged that from time to time such commendable attempts have been made to create a sense of suspicion among the people by dividing Punjab into communal and religious grounds and this incident of recently committed sacrilege is also part of this conspiracy chain.
S. Dhindsa said that this incident also casts doubt on the management, plans and functioning of SGPC.
He said that no concrete action has been taken by the Congress government that came to power during the 2017 Assembly elections by making false promises to deliver justice on sensitive issues like sacrilege. That is why the accused involved in such cases have become fearless.
If strict action had been taken against the culprits involved in the previous indecency cases, no one would have dared to do such a thing again today, said S.Dhindsa.
He said that the recurring incidents of disrespect to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji are hurting the sentiments of Sikhs and the Center and the State Government should take such incidents seriously and a high-level inquiry into these cases should be conducted.