CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In a radio interview, Surinder Singh of Talking Punjab has alleged that the artifacts currently on display at the Dharmik Darshan Yatra are fake. He has alleged that Naeem Haider from Los Angeles, the eight-generation descendant of Pir Budhu Shah is currently in possession of the kangha (comb) of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and the one on display is not real.
The relics currently in possession of Haider were bestowed upon Pir Budhu Shah by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1680s after the battle of Bhangani.
Surinder Singh stated that the Dharmik Darshan Yatra has purposely inaugurated during this time to dissolve the growing movements for Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike and the demand for justice in Moga bus incident. He called out SGPC employees for remaining quiet on purpose despite knowing the fact that many of the artifacts on display were not real.
In addition to Surinder Singh, Punjab Congress spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira also asked the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to verify the authenticity of the artifacts that were bestowed upon Pir Budhu Shah by Guru Gobind Singh.