Chandigarh: As per media reports a six-member SGPC team has reached at historical Cellular jail Andaman-Nicobar to study the alleged neglect of the Sikhs’ role in the presentation of documentary on historical narrative of Cellular Jail here popularly known as Kala Pani.
The team will study the light and sound programme in which the role Sikhs in the India’s freedom struggle has allegedly been neglected.
A report will presented to SGPC president Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar after the team returns on May 3 and the matter will, thereafter, be taken up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government reads a quote in Babushahi.
The team includes SGPC general secretary Amarjit Singh Chawla, interim committee member Surjit Singh Bhitewind, senior journalist Jagtar Singh, Director Education, SGPC Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha, additional secretary SGPC Harbhajan Singh Manava and Gurdarshan Singh Bahia.
It may be recalled that Jagtar Singh had, during a personal visit, noticed the glaring omission of the Sikhs’ role in the history of Cellular Jail narrated in the show while the emphasis was found more on the role of the RSS ideologue Vir Savarkar.
Taking a serious note of the matter, SGPC president Badungar first organized a seminar on this at Chandigarh to bring the issue to the centrestage and then commissioned a fact-finding visit to Andaman-Nicobar.\