HANUMANGARH, Rajasthan—Sikh leaders from various organizations held a meeting with three Gursikhs lodged in a Rajasthan jail for their involvement in the Suraj Muni Case. In particular, Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, Bhai Jaspal Singh Manjpur, Bhai Baljinder Singh Sardulgarh (Ik Noor Khalsa), Prof. Baljinder Singh Morjand, along with local Gursikhs from Rajasthan were present at the meeting. These leaders also meet with Labh Singh Mann, the lawyer of these Gursikhs.
After the meeting, the leaders told the press that the Gursikhs lodged in the jail are in high spirits. Bhai Bittu said that Bhai Nirmal Singh, Bhai Sewak Singh and Baba Naginder Singh are keeping the honour of Guru Granth Sahib. He requested the Rajasthan Government to refrain from associating innocent Sikhs in this case and carry out an unbiased probe into the incident.
Statement by the Gursikhs Lodged in Jail
The three Gursikhs involved in the Suraj Muni case have written to the Khalsa Panth that the three are solely responsible. They claimed that no other individual or organisation had compelled them and neither were they under anyone’s influence. Bhai Nirmal Singh, Bhai Sewak Singh and Baba Naginder Singh said that the Indian law considers Guru Granth Sahib “jaagdi joot” (living light of the Gurus) however anyone who commits sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib’s saroops is considered guilty of “hurting one’s religious sentiments” only. It is to be noted that Suraj Muni caused sacrilege to multiple saroops of Guru Granth Sahib ji as he threw them into a river near his dera.
Gursikhs held that they had performed ardas to Guru Granth Sahib Ji before taking any action. They alleged that this act was not committed to under anyone’s obligation, but solely “to punish the desecration of our father – Guru Granth Sahib Ji.”
The three Gursikhs have appealed to the Khalsa Panth to come together under the Akal Takht Sahib and forget whatever differences that separate the Panth. They asked all Sikhs to recognize their duties and free the Khalsa Panth from the shackles of the Brahminvaad. They further asked Sikhs to be wary of the hypocrite religious and political leaders who are infiltrating the Panth. This statement was made by the three Gursikhs in a meeting held with Prof. Baljinder Singh Morjand, a Sikh journalist based out of Rajasthan.