AMRITSAR SAHIB—The outburst among Sikh devotees across Punjab has led to deep worries for the Punjab Government. Chief Minister Parkash Badal arrived at Sri Darbar Sahib to pay obeisance at Sri Akal Takht Sahib. To clarify his innocence in the on-going cases of sacrilege in Punjab, Badal submitted an emotional letter to the appointed Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh. Live coverage of his visit was depicting gestures of fear and worry on his face.
In his letter to Giani Gurbachan Singh, Badal expressed that anti-Sikh powers are continuously trying to hurt Sikh sentiments. He expressed that these incidents can lead to “risky situations” in the upcoming days.
He attempted to clarify that he served his duties honestly and with utmost care till now. He stated that sometimes the situations go out of control despite hard efforts.
He told the Giani Gurbachan Singh that the serial incidents of desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib across Punjab have spiritually twitched him. Expressing worry about the deteriorating image of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) among Sikhs, he said that he will try to reverse the changes. Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema was also accompanying him on this occasion.