October 10, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: As per the media reports the Justice Ranjit Singh’s Commission appointed by the Punjab government to probe the incidence of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib Ji here on Monday made scathing observations about SGPC after its president Kirpal Singh Badungar didn’t appear before it.
SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar has time and again failed to appear before the Congress government-appointed commission on Monday. The Badal family controlled SGPC has already rejected the panel, claiming that it is supreme body managing Sikh religious affairs and thus can’t be summoned by a commission.
Furthermore, the commission has alleged that the SGPC for adopting an “obstructive” approach and “non-cooperation”, the panel held it responsible for joining the chorus with politicians and spreading misinformation on summoning the Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar, despite being aware that no such summons were issued, media reports said.
“The SGPC was expected to willingly come forward to help and assist the commission trace the culprits committing beadbi (sacrilege) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji… Those raising objections seem to have no concern to unearth the acts of beadbi (sacrilege),” reads the statement given by commission published in an English vernacular.
Additionally, the panel said that it had been deprived of the “august” body’s views due to its non-cooperative attitude. “The commission will now have to depend upon unauthenticated record. But it would still wait for assistance from the SGPC, if it ever has a change of heart,” the panel further adds.
Fixing October 17 for recording statements of other witnesses, the panel concluded: “The commission has given a call to the public at large to come forward and assist it to complete its legal task, notes The Tribune (TT).