SRI AKAL TAKHAT SAHIB VERSUS SHIROMANI AKALI DAL
AKALIS’ JULY 20 PROTEST AT JANTAR MANTAR SANS ALL THE MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED AT THE INSISTENCE OF HIGHEST TEMPORAL SEAT OF SIKHS FOR RELEASE OF DETENUES SIKHS
Recently a protest march for release of Sikh prisoners was organized at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal supported by other parties in which apart from others Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Sri Amritsar’s President Harjinder Singh Dhami, Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi (SADD) President Paramjit Singh Sarna and JAGO Party’s President Manjit Singh G.K. also participated alongwith their supporters.
It was but natural to raise questions on this protest march because absence of 6 members out of 11 members Committee constituted under the patronage of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib namely Head of Damdami Taksal Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, Head of Nihang Singh Tarna Dal Haria Vela Baba Nihal Singh, President of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Simranjit Singh Mann, President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Harmeet Singh Kalka, President of Haryana Gurdwara Committee & Sikh preacher Baljeet Singh Daduwal and President of Management Committee of Takhat Sri Hazur Sahib Bhupinder Singh Minhas was noticed.
Position of Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal became embarrassing when they confronted Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Cabinet Ministers with placards in the premises of the Parliament House but their repeated requests to release the Sikh prisoners went unnoticed by these Ministers who did not care to listen to them.
Till now, it is not clear that under whose behest this protest march was organized because if it was from Shiromani Akali Dal than as per information received, why more than 200 employees were deployed in this march by the SGPC under written orders and why its President Harjinder Singh Dhami, SAD Delhi President Paramjit Singh Sarna and JAGO Party President Manjit Singh G.K. participated?
If this protest march was organized by the Sri Akal Takhat Sahib’s constituted 11 members Committee, then why are 6 remaining members not invited ? It is pertinent to say that the DSGMC office bearers through their Press Conference raised strong objection for not including Delhi Gurdwara Committee in this protest march.
In view of such circumstances, it is quite clear that the participating members left apart the main motive of the 11 members Committee and decided to organize a protest march on their own with their selfish motive and now they have no much interest in the so called Committee.
It cannot also be denied that the so-called Sikh leaders are embracing and giving clean chits to each other’s to save their downward image and to get control of the DSGMC, whether may be the Delhi unit SAD President Avtar Singh Hit, JAGO Party President Manjit Singh G.K. or SADD president Paramjit Singh Sarna.
On the other side, no fruitful progress has been made by the said 11 member’s Committee due to their internal fights because after lapse of more than 2 months, this Committee failed to hold meeting with either the Prime Minister or Union Home Minister for release of Sikh Prisoners or to approach the Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Delhi for release of Sikh Prisoners Bhai Gurdip Singh Khera & Devinderpal Singh Bhullar.
No news of any movement of other decisions of this Committee viz. constitution of an Advisory Committee of retired Sikh Judges of Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Courts, setting up of other sub-committee and collection of data of Sikh Prisoners lodged in various Jails in India etc.
The Jathedar Sahib of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib should take cognizance of this entire episode and see why some interested parties of this 11 members Committee constituted under Orders of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib are organizing protest march on their own by diverting from the main motive, which can create more hurdles for release of Sikh Prisoners.