BIRMINGHAM, UK—The spokesman for Harnam Singh Dhumma (head of one of the Damdami Taksal factions), who has been the most outspoken supporter of the attack on Ranjit Singh Dhadriawale in May, has arrived in the UK.
Charanjit Singh Jassowal is accused of being party to the individuals who stopped Ranjit Singh’s convoy of vehicles under the pretext of a shabeel (historical Sikh water serving stall) and opened fire, killing Sikh sevadar (volunteer), Bhai Bhupinder Singh, in the process.
The incident took place after speeches of Ranjit Singh were taken out of context by a few of the fringe Taksal groups in the UK and India. Most notably, the Jagowala group and close supporters of Dhumma released inflammatory speeches against Ranjit Singh, which culminated in the subsequent violent events.
Most surprisingly, Jassowal spoke with media after his arrest in connection with the killing, and he was broadcasted condoning the killing, as well as inciting further killings of those who spoke up against their group leader, Dhumma. Jassowal openly sprinkled flowers on the accused killer of Bhai Bhupinder Singh, in a display of support for his attack.
The visit to the UK has surprised many regular Sikh sangat, as well as Dhadriwala’s supporters in the UK and India, as they begin to peace together which Gurdwara organizations and individuals may have sponsored the entry for such a volatile individual who is likely to spread further disharmony in the Sikh community in the UK.
Video of Jassowal’s inflammatory comments:
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