DALAM, Punjab (January 12, 2012)—Sikhs in large numbers have come out to protest the horrendous beadbi incident of Guru Granth Sahib Ji that took place in the village of Dalam, 12 kilometers from Amritsar Sahib. The sacrilege was discovered by the Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee which has in the past uncovered many similar blasphemous acts. According to media reports by the Sikh Channel UK and Chardi Kala Time TV, angs of Guru Granth Sahib and other pothis and holy books were found in a ditch outside a paper mill. These saroops and pothis were found covered in dirt and trash.
Singhs in large numbers present outside the factory have also rounded up the SGPC bus drivers who are responsible for bringing angs of Guru Granth Sahib and pothis to the paper mill as waste. The SGPC is trying to cover up the incident and is not cooperating with the Satkar Committee volunteers or the media.
It has also been revealed that Badal-appointed Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh (Akal Takht Sahib) visited the site during the incident but took no action. Giani Gurbachan Singh visited the paper mill at the request of local Gursikhs of Dalam, but after witnessing the sacrilege, the Jathedar of the Sikh Panth and guardian of the Sikh rehat maryada returned home without following up at all. The Satkar committee rounded up workers at the paper mill who detailed that the angs of Guru Granth Sahib Ji were brought as waste materials in a bus belonging to the SGPC.
In the past, the Satkar Committee has faced harsh consequences for preserving the respect and honour of Guru Granth Sahib. The SGPC, on the other hand, has continued to repress activists relating to the committee and their seva. More details of the incident to be posted soon on Sikh24.com.