LUDHIANA, Punjab—Bhai Sukhjit Singh Khose has challenged the threats of violence and intimidation of Baba Dhumma and Jagowale group in UK in attempt to silence critics of Badal-supporting Taksal faction.
Speaking with Sikh24 regarding recent issues, Bhai Khose challenged the UK based Jagowale group to go-ahead with their appeals to Government sponsored Jathedars to excommunicate Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale. “These people are asking Government backed Jathedars to shun Sikh leaders, however, the same Jathedars have been shunned by the Sikh Sangat in past already. We don’t believe in their supremacy.”
“We only have faith in the Punj Singhs and Jathedar Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara who is lodged in the Tihar Jail,” Bhai Khose said.
“We have many differences in the Panth, however, if someone believes in the supremacy of Akal Takht Sahib but has some differences with us, it doesn’t mean we will go kill them. Such people remain our brothers. Right now our focus needs to be on Panthik unity so we can challenge the external enemy, not kill our own brothers,” he added.
Referring to recent acts of violence by Baba Harnaam Singh group in Punjab, Bhai Khose added, “These Government agents are only good for holding chabeels or killing Singhs through accidents as they did to Bhai Joga Singh. I challenge them anytime but I will not accept authority of Baba Dhumma as the Damdami Taksal Jathedar nor of the Government backed Jathedars.”
Bhai Khose also spoke about recent attempts by Dhumma faction to malign him through pictures where he posed as nirmalas. Bhai Khose said, “Those pictures date back to August 2013 when we wanted to inquire about parkash of Guru Granth Sahib at same level as the Ramayan. We did so to enter a mela in Talwandi Chaudhrian as no Sikh was allowed to enter. After this, I was arrested and several cases were registered against me.”