CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Expressing deep concern over the missing saroops of Guru Granth Sahib, the Dal Khalsa today hit out at Akali and SGPC leadership for hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikhs and showing their callous attitude to address the issue.
“No one from the SGPC leadership and its controlling body Akali Dal was coming forward to own the malpractices and blunders that have denigrated the premier institution,” said party spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh.
He demanded that the probe report should be made public and those who were indicted by the panel should be handed over to the police for interrogation to dig out the truth and the present president should put in papers on moral grounds.
“This was the least what Sikhs expect from the SGPC leaders to do before the sangat comes out on streets to take head-on with them,” said he while adding that the present SGPC’s house has lost its trust in Sikh Sangat.
“It’s believed that the employees of the publication department conniving with their higher-ups have done trade with birs or passed on the birs to undisclosed and unwanted persons either out of favour or bribe,” he pointed out.
He further said that the inept handling of the situation leaves no one in doubt that persons occupying the top posts in the SGPC were unfit and untrustworthy. “The stoic silence of Badal family, who otherwise is the de facto controller of SGPC, was mystifying,” he added.