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November 28, 2012 | By

Paunta Sahib/Ludhiana, Uttrakhand/Punjab (November 28, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), around 700 Sikhs including Panthic Sewa Lehar leader Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal, All India Sikh Conference leader Bhai Gurcharan Singh Babbar, Uttrakhand Punjabi Kranti Morcha leader Kanwar Jupinder Singh, were prevented by Police from entering Uttrakhand State. Later on they were arrested by Sehaspur Police on the orders of SDM Sri Tripathi and SSP Dr. Jagdish Chand.

Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal, Bhai Gurcharan Singh Babbar and others arrested by Uttrakhand Police on November 28, 2012.

It is notable that Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal and Bhai G. S. Babbar were leading a peaceful march from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib to Haridwar to observe the Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

It is a historic fact that Guru Nanak Sahib had held a dialogue with Hindu Pandits at Haridwar and a Sikh Gurudwara Sahib named Gian Godri Sahib was established near Har Ki Pauri at Haridwar in the memory of visit of Guru Nanak Sahib. This Gurudwara was demolished during November 1984 Sikh genocide.

The march named “Fateh Yatra” started from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar (Punjab) on November 27, 2012 and reached Gurudwara Paunta Sahib (Himachal Pardesh) on the evening. Sikh Sangat held a night stay at Gurudwara Paunta Sahib.

File Photo: Gurcharan Singh Babbar, Baba Baljeet Singh and Others at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib on August 08, 2011. A March was held from Sri Akal Takhat to Haridwara in August 2011.

On November 28, 201 2 when Sikh Sangat led by Baba Baljeet Singh and others reached on the banks of Godavri River, they were prevented by heavy police force deployed at the borders of Uttrakhand from entering the State. Sikh jatha began to recite Satnam Waheguru on the banks of Godavri.

There are reports that peaceful dharna by Sikh sangat continued for more than three hours.

Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal, Bhai Gurcharan Singh Babbar, Kanwar Jupinder Singh, Baba Pardeep Singh Chandpura and Nihang Singh Bhai Raja Raj Singh  reportedly addressed the dharna. They criticized the government for banning entering of Sikhs in Haridwar.

According to reports the Sikh jatha was arrested by Sehaspur Police on the orders of SDM Sri Tripathi and SSP Dr. Jagdish Chand at around 2:30 pm.

Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema, acting president of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani has strongly condemned the arrest of Sikh jatha.

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