AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Making a reactionary statement in response to Parkash Badal’s promise of ensuring the termination of black list, Harvinder Singh Sarna, general secretary of SAD (Delhi), has said that the statement made by the Punjab CM in this regard is astonishing.
He said, “It was the Badal government that termed Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar a “deadly terrorist” in order to prevent his shifting into Punjab citing risk of disturbing environment of the state. On the other hand, he is talking about taking up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Mr. Sarna said the efforts to terminate “black list” had begun to be made in 2007 when Parmjit Singh Sarna was chief of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).
The letter is still available in DSMGC record, wherein the union government made it aware of the fact that with the efforts of Parmjit Singh Sarna, names of Sikh youths have been deleted from the black list but the Badal government of Punjab did not like it. The latter wrote to the center government to include the names again in the list apprehending that environment of the state could be disturbed with the return of these guys.
He said this letter was also available with the reporters of Delhi.
He said that Badal’s statement in this regard was unbelievable as he himself did not set free the Sikh youths who have completed their jail terms. He said the center government should make the letter public wherein the Badal government urged the former to revive the black list that had been terminated partially.