Press Reporter News Service
Amritsar, February 21
The BJP-led Central authorities was criticised on each the edges of India-Pakistan border for its denial to allow Indian ‘jatha’ to go to Pakistan to participate within the centenary of Nankana Sahib bloodbath, often known as Saka Nankana Sahib, on Sunday.
Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh addressed the Pakistan devotees’ digitally by way of ‘zoom’ and appreciated the Pakistan authorities for organising the occasion to pay homage to the a whole bunch of Sikhs who laid down their lives for the sake of Sikh Panth and the shrine’s administration.
In Pakistan, round 2,000 Sikhs and Nanak Naam leva sangat attended the event. Federal Minister Brig (Retd) Ejaz Shah was the chief visitor.
Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) president Satwant Singh instructed that each one the preparations have been made in collaboration with the Evacuee Belief Property Board.
“Pakistan had issued 720 visas to Indian devotees as particular permission to attend the event however in useless,” he mentioned.
The SGPC marked the event at Godharpur village in Gurdaspur district, the place the kin of Bhai Lachhman Dass Singh Dharowali, who was killed throughout Nankana Sahib bloodbath, lived.
Launching an assault on the Central authorities, Giani Harpreet Singh mentioned the BJP-led Central authorities has been enjoying politics of “polarisation”.
“Since 1947, the minorities like Muslims and Sikhs have been being focused politically, socially, economically and religiously solely to seize powers by way of votes from the bulk group. The Sikhs should be politically robust whereas burying inner conflicts,” he mentioned.
On Centre’s transfer to limit Indian Jatha to Nankana Sahib, he mentioned it was a fallout of Sikhs’ lively participation in protest in opposition to the newly enacted farm legal guidelines.
He mentioned that even when the Centre tried to intercept the Sikh jathas on Gurpurabs forward, the Sikhs would by no means bow down earlier than the Centre.
“I wish to make clear to the Central authorities that its try to desist the Sikhs’ participation in farm protest may by no means be fructified. A century in the past, the British authorities had stopped the Sikh jatha heading to Nankana Sahib, a day after the bloodbath, led by Jathedar Kartar Singh Jhabbar and right now the BJP’s Central authorities did the identical,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Sikhs would commemorate Saka Nankana Sahib martyrs yearly and the event would additionally memorise the Centre’s transfer to cease Sikh jatha to Nankana Sahib.
Addressing a gathering, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal additionally questioned the Centre for its denial to jatha and the CM for not taking over the problem.
“Even few days again few individuals have been granted permission to go to Pakistan on the insistence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh,” he mentioned.
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur urged Sikhs to unite beneath the banner of the SGPC and in addition introduced to assemble a Guru Ka Langar corridor in remembrance of Bhai Lachhman Singh and a library in reminiscence of the martyrs of Nankana Sahib of their native villages.