JAMMU, Dec 13: A delegation of Kashmiri Hindu Samaj participated in Sheesh Marg Yatra from Kiratpur Sahib to Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.
A large Jatha of Kashmiri Hindus, organised by Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra Jammu, reached Anandpur Sahib Punjab on December 11 to participate in the celebrations to commemorate the memory of the great sacrifice laid by Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, the Ninth Sikh Guru, to uphold the dignity of religious freedom, before the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. His sacrifice is held in deep memory by the Kashmiri Pandits, as at the pleadings of Pandit Kripa Ram Dutt, the great Guru confronted Aurangzeb against the torture and forced conversion of the Hindus in the Kashmir Valley.
The large Jatha, paid obeisance in the memory of the Guru at Shri Anandpur Sahib. Welcoming the Nihang Jatha returning back from Shri Kiratpur Sahib, the Kashmiri Pandits recounted the conditions under which the Governor of Kashmir, representing Aurangzeb, was subjecting the Hindu population to extreme cruelty and forced conversion. The KP community is indebted to the Sikh Panth and always feels emotionally connected to it. Responding to the warm and emotional participation of the KPs in the programmes at Shri Anandpur Sahib, the Nihang Sants assured their commitment in the tradition of their Ninth Guru and reaffirmed of the bond between the two communities.
Hriday Nath Pandita, senior trustee of (SSK), on behalf of the Kashmiri Pandits, paid gratitude to the Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at Kiratpur Gurdwara, Baghpat Gurdwara, Shaheed Bagh in Anandpur Sahib, Shri Har Gobind Ji Gurdwara, Kesh Garh Gurdwara and Sheeshganj Gurdwara for his great sacrifice.
Dr. Maharaj Krishna Bharat and other community members who were leading the group, while speaking in front of the descendants of Bhai Jaita Ji, said that the way Pandit Kriparam Dutt Ji appealed for protection of entire human race and Sanatan in front of Guru Tegh Bahadur in the same way, Pandit Kripa Ram’s descendants keep this appeal before the descendants of Bhai Jaita Ji that there is a need to play a major role even in the present times.
Under the leadership of Chief Jathedar of Gurdwara Shri Baba Bakala, Baba Baldev Singh (Misal Baba Jeevan Singh) Jathedar Makhan Singh of Sri Anandpur Sahib, Dasmesh Tarana Dal Chief, Major Singh Sodhi (Nankana Sahib), Gurdwara Tibba Sahib and other Jathedars led this Yatra. Hundreds of Nihang Jathedars, Saad Sangat and Sarva Samaj participated in this yatra and assured all possible help to the suffering community.