Punjab Congress Holds Special Program for Akali Dal Veteran Master Tara Singh

LUDHIANA, Punjab—A special program to mark the 50th commemoration ceremony of veteran Akali leader Master Tara Singh was organized in Ludhiana by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) on December 2.  Punjab Minister Navjot Sidhu was the Chief Guest of this function organized at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan campus.

Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Navjot Sidhu launched an attack on the current Badal led Akali leadership for undermining the glory of Shiromani Akali Dal among common masses. “Some people have started considering Akali Dal as their property, which has damaged the entire party,” he said.

Making public the demand of Master Tara Singh’s grand-daughter Bibi Kiranjot Kaur of establishment of a University on her Grandfather’s name in Punjab, Sidhu said that he would take up the matter with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

“If Kiranjot wants a statue or a memorial or a university or all three in the name of Master Tara Singh, I promise they will be established soon. I will convince the Chief Minister to fulfil her desires,” he added.

President of Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) Paramjit Sarna said that at the time of Master Tara Singh, every member of the Akali Dal used to be a baptised Sikh, however now the Akali Dal in Punjab is no more a party of Sikhs. He claimed that he would again establish the true spirit of Akali Dal in Punjab.

Master Tara Singh was a prominent political and religious figure in the first half of the 20th century. He was instrumental in organising the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee. He is also considered responsible for misleading the Sikhs during the Partition of India. He later led the demand for a Sikh-majority state in Punjab by  initiating  a hunger strike in 1961 at the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, promising to continue it to his death unless the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru agreed to his demand for such a state.

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  1. This is the biggest insult one can render to Master Tara Singh ji . This congress govt cheated him from 1929 onward. They backed out of every promise they made to him be it be Gandhi or Nehru. He conveyed his true opinion’s just before he died that his biggest mistake was to believe these congress leaders and he has let the Sikhs down. To top it all this congress govt after 1947 kept him more time in jail than the British Govt did during the so called movement for independence. I am ashamed that his grand daughter even doesn’t know what Master ji stood for?

  2. Absolutely! Well presented. Master Tara Singh was arrested for sedition in 1951 by the Congress Indian Imperialists when called for an independent Sikh state. He was arrested on his,way to Dheli to address a major Sikh conference on the subject of a Sikh independent state. He realised that he had been misled into a false and deceptive marriage with India. His grand-daughter is pandering to the Indian establishment. Shame, Shame kiranjot!!!! We don’t want to be part of reject India!!!! We want the dignity of sovereign, self-determination, independent statehood. No minimal or half-packages. India has killed us. Burnt us. Destroyed us. India get lost!!!!! The eternal, undieing dream of RAAJ KAREGA KHAALSA IS OUR HEART-BEAT!!!!!!

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