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Akal Takht jathedar denounces PM's security breach, pleads against blaming Sikhs for it

Amritsar, January 7

The Jathedar of Sikhs’ highest temporal seat Akal Takht, Giani Harpreet Singh, on Friday denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety breach in Punjab’s Ferozepur, terming the incident as “unlucky”.

Whereas denouncing the highway blockade by farmers close to Piareana village in Ferozepur, leaving the PM’s convoy caught on a flyover on the Ferozepur-Moga highway for 15-20 minutes and forcing PM Modi to chop quick his go to, the Jathedar additionally appealed in opposition to blaming the Sikh neighborhood at giant for it.

“The Prime Minister of the nation is a extremely respectable and esteemed persona however no matter occurred with him was a matter between the Punjab authorities and his safety employees in addition to the Central authorities because it was a case of absolute lack of coordination between them,” he stated in a video assertion.

On the similar time, it is usually extremely unlucky that after the incident the Sikh neighborhood was being focused and held accountable for the blockade, going by what was circulating over the social media, Giani Harpreet Singh added.

“However concentrating on the Sikh neighborhood and holding them answerable for it are usually not good practices. The federal government ought to guide all such individuals who have been spreading hatred,” he stated.

Referring to some social media posts, the Jathedar additionally denounced “some accountable personalities” for blaming Sikhs for the incident.

“Additionally it is extremely unlucky and condemnable whereby some accountable personalities within the society are issuing threats to the Sikh neighborhood, saying that incident of anti-Sikh riots that occurred in 1984 could possibly be repeated as soon as once more,” the Jathedar stated.

“Such statements are spreading hate crime and Sikh Neighborhood is being focused unnecessarily and governments are watching as mute spectators,” he alleged.

After PM Modi’s safety breach, the Union House Ministry had directed the state authorities to file a right away report, saying it didn’t make sure the required deployment.

Union House Minister Amit Shah too had stated such dereliction of the safety process in the course of the prime minister’s go to was unacceptable and accountability can be mounted.

The incident has triggered a serious political row with the BJP alleging that the ruling Congress in Punjab “tried to bodily hurt” the Prime Minister whereas different events too attacked the state authorities over the legislation and order problem. — PTI

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