JAMMU, Sept 12: While introducing the newly constituted Shiromani Akali Dal J&K office bearers, Sudershan Singh Wazir, chairman J&K Sikh United Front, strongly condemned the sacrilegious acts of Akali Dal Badal in Punjab which also resulted into the killings of two youth in Bargari and other incidents of violence in Behbalkalan.
During the joint press conference of various Sikh organizations here today, Mr Wazir lambasted the `Badals’ and their Akali Dal for betraying the ethos of Sikhism while indulging into a conspiracy with Gurmeet Ram Rahim of Sacha Sauda to create a situation in Punjab by denigrating and insulting the sanctity of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in order to garner few votes during last assembly elections held in Punjab. Wazir further said that Akalis in Punjab stand exposed badly before the eyes of Sikhs all over the world and their nefarious designs are before the public. Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report which has been presented in the Punjab Legislature has clearly indicted not only the Badals but Jathedar Akal Takht as well.
Wazir also gave a detailed account of how the sacred seat of Akal Takht has been blemished by Badals and their men, by using the Jathedars of Sri Akal Takht Sahib for their petty political and personal interests. He said that there was a time when the then Jathedar Akali Phoola Singh, during Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s regime summoned Maharaja Ranjit Singh to Akal Takht and punished him for certain anti – panthak acts and Maharaja Ranjit Singh was given not only lashes but was also asked to perform Sewa which Maharaja received and accomplished with humility and grace. Wazir regretted that now the same Akal Takht Sahib is being manned by cronies of Badals who stooped to the lowest levels and the recent example is the present Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh who first granted pardon to Gurmeet Ram Rahim because of his blasphemous acts, at the behest of Badals and when the Panthak forces joined hands, the same Jathedar withdrew the pardon.
Wazir and all other Sikh organisations declared their full support to Dhian Singh Mand and other leaders who are leading the protests in Bargari and Behbalkalan.
Wazir also announced adhoc body of Shiromani Akali Dal , Jammu and Kashmir under Darbinder Singh (president), Narinder Singh Poonch Wale (senior vice president) Shiromani Akali Dal, Amar Singh (Udhampur Wale), Mohinder Singh (Kathua), Jagjit Singh (Akhnoor), Hardeep Singh Gill vice president), Rajinder Singh, Ravinder Singh (general secretaries); Gajan Singh, Manmohan Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Ravinder Singh (Advisors), Surinder Singh Kala (Financial Advisor), Mohinder Singh (chief organisor) while Satinder Pal Singh Sethi, Paramjeet Singh Raina, Manmohan Singh and Pardeep Singh- organisors.