AISSF Seeks Akal Takhat Intervention To Stop Mass Conversions of Sikhs

Chief Minister Parkash Badal and Murderer Izhar Alam
Chief Minister Parkash Badal and Murderer Izhar Alam

AMRITSAR SAHIB—All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), Peer Mohammad faction, has submitted a memorandum with [the appointed] Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh seeking his intervention into the incident of alleged conversion of Sikhs into Islam by former DGP Mohammad Izhar Alam Khan. AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad blamed [the former Punjab top cop and alleged mass murderer for] converting poor Sikh children into Islam. He informed that a delegation comprising of senior Sikh scholars handed over a memorandum to Jathedar along with a 14 page petition signed by 565 Sikhs from US.

The AISSF president alleged that Alam had so far contributed Rs 99000 each for the construction of more than 480 mosques besides he had installed Imam’s of these mosques of his choice.

“He had constituted 21 member committee of each mosque with majority of convert Sikhs as its members” he said. When contacted, Alam said “My only comment is no comment” adding that earlier also a lot of people and organizations had leveled allegations against him . Peer Mohammad alleged that Alam as well as other senior Muslim police officer of Punjab had settled Muslim colonies in various parts of Punjab especially in Malwa where now mosques were being erected.

He further alleged that many Sikhs who were earlier named Gurmail Singh, Gurtej Singh were now known as Gurmail Khan and Gurtej Khan after conversion. The Federation has demanded intervention of Akal Takht to hold an inqury into the incident and also urge state government to conduct a probe and prevent such a malpractice.

Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh said it was a serious issue . He said he would ask Dharam Parchar Committee of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to conduct an inquiry into the allegations.


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