Fridkot: To commemorate the second anniversary of the Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege incident of 2015, members of various Sikh groups gathered at a gurdwara in Kotkapura’s Bargari village.
As per Hindustan Times report Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedar Dian Singh Mand, Baljit Singh Daduwal, Amrik Singh Ajnala and Simranjit Singh Mann, head of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar addressed the gathering.
Expressing disappointment, Amrik Singh Ajnala said: “Sikhs will have to get united to get justice. Even after two years of sacrilege, the culprits have been given political shelter. We will not sit quiet now.”
Baljit Singh Daduwal said “People voted for the Congress, believing that given a chance Captain Amarinder Singh would arrest the accused of Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege incidents. The assailant cops behind the killings of two Sikhs (during protests) at Behbal Kalan should be behind bars, but unfortunately nothing has happened. We are here to warn the government to not befool the public as we will not hesitate to launch protests,” said Daduwal.
“It is the responsibility of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to get the accused arrested immediately. We are giving the government a month, following which it would have to face the heat,” he said.
It’s pertinent to note that the holy Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib had gone missing from Jawahar Singh Wala village on June 1, 2015. On October 12, its torn pages were found in Bargari. Two days later, Krishan Bhagwan Singh, 42, of Behbal Khurd and Gurjeet Singh Bittu, 26, of Sarawan village died in police firing during protests against the sacrilege in Behbal Kalan. Justice Zora Singh Commission that was constituted soon after submitted its report on July 1, 2016, but it was not made public.
On April 14, 2017, the Congress government announced a fresh commission of inquiry under justice Ranjit Singh (retd) to probe into the sacrilege and the following incidents.