September 2, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar: Taking serious view of the demolition of Bhagat Ravidas ji temple in Delhi, the Sikh bodies have decided to take out a March in Jalandhar on Sep 3 to express their solidarity with Ravidasia community and to send message to Delhi Govt that nothing short of reconstruction of temple would soothe the hurt sentiments of aggrieved community.
The three Panthic parties that joined hands are Dal Khalsa, SAD (Amritsar),and United Akali Dal.
Informing the media, Kanwar Pal Singh said the demolition of temple was as painful and hurtful to Sikhs as it was to Ravidasia community. They said Bhagat Ravidas ji’s Hymns are part of Guru Granth Sahib, hence both the communities have shared bonds. Moreover forceful demolition of any holy place irrespective of religion leaves lacks of its disciple and followers in pain and stress.
We condemn the Govt’s move and fully stand by Ravidasia community in this hour of crisis. He said the March will be led by Simranjit Singh Mann and Harpal Singh Cheema.
He said their groups will support Ravidasia community in their future action program to build temple in case Govt fails to reconstruct the same at original location.
He said before taking out the solidarity march in Jalandhar, they would hold convention at Gurdwara Guru Teg Bahadur where speakers will share their views and concerns on the matter and formalize future strategy. We have invited BSP and BMP representatives to join the March.