Cancel case against Sikh youth registered due to photo of Sant Bhindranwale in Madhya Pradesh : SGPC

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami has strongly condemned the arrest of a Sikh youth after registration of a case against him for placing a photo of Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwala on a tractor during Nagar Kirtan (religious procession) at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh (MP).

SGPC President said that this action taken by the MP police is a big injustice and excess on the minority Sikhs, which has hurt Sikh sentiments. He said that India is a multi-religious country, in which everyone has religious freedom as per the Constitution.

Harjinder Singh Dhami said that Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale is a martyr of the Sikh community, who attained martyrdom in June 1984 while struggling against the desecration of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib.

“Placing the photo of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala is not a crime, so the case against the Sikh youth in Jabalpur should be canceled immediately”, said SGPC President.

SGPC President appealed to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Home Minister Narottam Mishra to intervene in this matter and issue instructions to cancel the case registered against the innocent Sikh youth.

He also appealed to the representative Sikhs of MP, Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha, MP and other Gurdwara committees to raise this issue vigorously at the local level so that the Sikh youth can get justice.