Full Report: Torn and Buried Pages of Gutkas and Pothis Found in Tarn Taran Village

TARN TARAN, Punjab—Hundreds of torn pages of holy Gutkas and Pothis (sacred hymns) today found scattered in the village Mallia, 1 km from Tarn Taran.  Many of the pages have also been buried at nearby areas. The holy pages were torn into small pieces, which have again hurt Sikh sentiments deeply.

Sikh devotees undertaking a sit-in-strike at Tarn Taran – Jandiala Road outside Mallia village.

Local people and activists of Sikh organizations gathered in large number and they staged a dharna (peachful sit-in) at Tarn Taran-Jandiala Guru Road, blocking the traffic. The dharna continued until 6.30 pm. The dharna was lifted after Sikh bodies passed a Gurmata (unanimous decision) to form a committee on its own to probe the matter. As per this Gurmata, 11 members will be taken from Sikh bodies and 5 Amritdhari members to form an administration. 


As per information from locals, at around 10 am, a boy was going to the side of cremation ground on bicycle and he saw the torn pages scattered there. He immediately brought this to the notice of other villagers who gathered there in large numbers. They found that a very large number torn pages have been scattered and even buried on some places in plastic envelopes. When they carried out more searches, they saw that torn pages were thrown into sewers along the half kilometer of road.

Hazoori Ragi Bhai Tarbalbir Singh during sit-in-strike.
Hazoori Ragi Bhai Tarbalbir Singh during sit-in-strike.

An official from the authorities gave no information except giving assurance to the people that they would investigate the matter. A heavy Police force has been deployed at the village and surrounding areas.

Lashing out at the Police and its intelligence agencies, leaders of Sikh organizations who are leading the dharna staged on the road to block the traffic, said it was quite shameful that despite so many sacrilege incidents happened in the state, they were still clueless about the a possible conspiracy behind it.

“The intelligence network of the government has totally failed to unearth the real conspiracy. The continuation of the incidents even questions the Police’s move of arresting Granthis and other persons in this connection. Had real arrested behind the sacrilege taken place, more incidents would have been prevented”, said Dr. Gurjinder Singh, president of Sikh Youth Federation.

Talking to media persons, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) vice president and former MP Dhian Singh Mand said, “Our patience is being examined through such blasphemous acts. Without the will of the government, not even single leaf can be stirred. So Parkash Badal is responsible for the incidents and he should resign immediately if he is unable to deliver justice to Sikhs”.

Connecting the recent incidents to the upcoming ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ congregation, he said recent happenings in a Moga village and here can be a conspiracy of Badal government to divert people’s attention from the Sarbat Khalsa”.

Some protesters also doubted followers of Dera Sacha Sauda or other deras were behind the blasphemy.

It has only been two weeks since a sacrilege incident in village Baath caused protests to erupt on a large scale. The demonstrations, shutdowns and blockade of roads had continued for more than 10 days in the district.



  1. This will happen with increasing frequencies to provoke you.
    You will then get angry and agitate .
    The State will then transform it self from a normal state to a Police state supported by the nation state and Empire.
    You will be transported back to the 1980-1990 era with the resurrection of
    KPS Gill-2, OP- Blue star -2 ,OP- Wood Rose -2 and a Genocide 04 .
    My advise to all of you is that don’t get provoked and fall into the Trap laid out for you.
    Learn from history and don’t do the same mistakes again.


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