Akali Dal seeks Punjab CM’s apology for insulting Akal Takht Sahib
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday requested Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to apologise to the Sikhs for insulting the best temporal seat of Sikhism — Sri Akal Takht Sahib in addition to its Jathedar Harpreet Singh, moreover instantly releasing all harmless Sikh youth who had been “wrongly” detained.
Senior SAD chief Daljit Singh Cheema informed the media right here the social gathering additionally requested the Chief Minister to hunt forgiveness from the supreme temporal seat for submitting a criticism to take away a tweet of Jathedar Sahib from social media, moreover accusing the latter of inflaming passions.
“Everybody is aware of the other is true. Jathedar Sahib convened a gathering of intellectuals and political leaders to debate the state crackdown in opposition to harmless Sikh youth. Respecting the feelings of the ‘sangat’, an ultimatum was given to launch the harmless youth inside 24 hours.
“As a substitute of respecting this non secular directive, the Chief Minister selected to not solely insult Jathedar Sahib but in addition earlier Jathedars of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, moreover politicizing a case which was basically one among human rights abuses.”
Asserting that every one this had damage Sikh sentiments, Cheema stated it was condemnable that as an alternative of realising his mistake, the Chief Minister was displaying vanity.
He stated it was a undeniable fact that the state authorities was pressured to launch a lot of Sikh youth who had been arrested on trivial expenses.
He demanded that every one pending circumstances in opposition to the youth who had secured bail following the current crackdown needs to be withdrawn.
He additionally demanded a cease to state repression in opposition to youth, intelligentsia, artistes and media individuals.
Asserting that Sri Akal Takht was a logo of pleasure for Sikhs and that it had all the time stood up in opposition to repression and tyranny, Cheema stated “the Akal Takht has additionally all the time upheld human values”.
He stated regardless of attempting occasions, together with the demolition of the Takht by Afghans and later by the free India authorities led by Indira Gandhi, the Takht had all the time emerged supreme.
Asserting that the Chief Minister was defaming Punjabis in league with the Central authorities, Cheema stated the present politics of polarisation was geared toward taking Punjab again to an period of darkness.
Asking the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) to desist from this divisive politics, the Akali chief stated “it’s clear to Punjabis that every one that is being finished to divert consideration of the individuals from the utter failure of the federal government on all fronts, be it regulation and order, managing state funds, endeavor growth works or extending social welfare advantages to the weaker sections of society”.