Uttar Pradesh—A new incident of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s saroop has taken place in Uttar Pradesh. This incident took place in village Haridaspur, district Pilibhit near Bareilly in which two saroops of Guru Granth Sahib were severely manhandled. According to the activists of Dashmesh Khalsa Fauj, which is actively working to stop sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, one saroop was burnt and other was torn apart, causing sacrilege of over 70 angs.
There are reports of damage being done to the building of the Gurdwara Sahib as well but to what extent the destruction was done is not known yet.
Police has made one arrest although the name of the arrested person has not been publicly released. It has been disclosed that the arrested person belongs to the local Muslim community and has a record of criminal history. He has been arrested on two counts of theft in past. According to the details received from the Dashmesh Khalsa Fauj, it is unlikely that this person is behind the sacrilege. At this point it is too early to point fingers at anyone, although individuals who could benefit from disturbance between Sikhs and Muslims could be behind the incident.
It is known that Sikhs and Muslims have strong relationships in nearby villages and such an incident had not taken place in the past. More details about the incident will be released soon, along with pictures of the sacrilege. The Sikh24 team, a global Sikh media outlet, appeals to Sikh organizations based worldwide to take a step to stop the increasing sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s saroop.
This breaking news has come to the surprise of the entire Sikh Nation as just about one month ago, a similar incident had taken place at the Udhampur Nalan village near Morinda in Punjab. Such increasing sacrilege cases are on the rise in Punjab and Sikh organizations are battling forcefully to ensure proper Satkar of Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
For more information about the incident, please contact S. Tarlok Singh Khalsa at +91-98899-34910