November 24, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Amritsar, Punjab: Former cricketer, comedian and former Member of Parliament (MP) from Amritsar Navjot Sidhu has landed himself in yet another controversy. Navjot Sidhu often referred as ‘Hindutva propagandist’ in Sikh attire distorted a Shabad of Gurbani. He went on to release a Gurbani Shabad by fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Ajran Ji to a mythological Hindu character Pandav ‘Arjun’.
Citing his address at the inaugural function of the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana, the All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has approached the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh, seeking strong action against Navjot Sidhu.
Meanwhile, a news reported by ‘The Tribune’ (TT) says Navjot Sidhu refrained from commenting on the issue, insisting: “I have not said anything objectionable against anybody.”
Video Source: AISSF (Peermohammad)
AISSF chief Karnail Singh Peermohammad has written a letter to Akal Takht Jathedar demanding that Navjot Sidhu be instantly summoned by Akal Takht for blasphemy. It also submitted a video clip of his speech to the Jathedar.
Giani Gurbachan Singh avoided any direct comment on the issue but said that the issue would be deliberated upon during the next meeting of the Five Singh Shaibs.
In a letter to Giani Gurbachan Singh, a copy of which is available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad alleged that Navjot Sidhu had deliberately distorted Gurbani at the instance of the RSS, which is trying to spread its wings in the state.