—At a program organized yesterday for the anniversary of Operation Bluestar Genocide, various eminent Panthik personalities were invited by the Dal Khalsa at Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Along with various others, Bhai Beant Singh, brother of Shaheed Bhai Shabeg Singh was invited as a guest. Baba Harnaam Singh Dhumma was also invited as a chief guest however the entire program turned into big embarrassment for the Government appointment Taksal Chief when Bhai Beant Singh refused to take siropa from his hands.
The program included other personalities from various organizations, including the Damdami Taksal, All India Sikh Students Federation, and the Akhand Kirtani Jatha. Although many of the leaders present at function have expressed their dissatisfaction with Baba Dhumma as Taksal chief, Bhai Beant Singh was vocal about his invitation at the Dal Khalsa program yesterday.
As per reports of Dal Khalsa spokesperson, Bhai Kanwarpal Singh, Bhai Beant Singh left the program without accepting siropa. According to Bhai Beant Singh himself, had he known that Baba Dhumma was going to be welcomed as chief guest, he would have never accepted the invitation to attend the program. Bhai Beant Singh furthered stated that he did not accept Baba Dhumma as the chief of Damdami Taksal.
The courage by Bhai Beant Singh to speak up against Baba Dhumma should work as a precedent for all Panthik organizations to boycott the Government appointed chief of Damdami Taksal. During its past, Damdami Taksal has acted as a forefront Panthik organization however it’s recent infiltration through hands of Bhartiya Janta Party is known to everyone.
Recently, the Khalra Mission Organization, also publicly labelled Baba Dhumma as a pro-Hindutva person. In an official press release, the organization alleged that Baba Dhumma was not fit to be Jathedar of the much respected Damdami Taksal. It should be noted that Bhai Shabeg Singh become a martyr during the Operation Bluestar genocide. He had a high rank in the Indian Army and was also a very close associate of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale.