July 19, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Hoshiarpur: In a scathing attack on Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal)’s history of somersaults in recent times, the Dal Khalsa has observed that Badals speak for Panth when out of power and their conduct is anti-Panth when in power.
“In other words“, reads a statement of Dal Khalsa, “for them Panth is in danger when they are out of power and the same Panth comes out of danger the moment Akalis come in power“.
Badals were in power when Bargari beadbi was committed. They handed over the probe to SIT, constituted by them. When SIT failed to deliver and arrest the culprit, under public pressure and to save their own skin, SAD (B) handed over the probe to the CBI, said party spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh, while reacting to SAD (B)’s core committee decision to challenge CBI closure report on Bargari Sacrilege incident.
Now with the CBI presenting closure report before the court, the status of the Beadbi case is back to square one i.e. unresolved, said Dal Khalsa leader.
Justice still eludes the Sikhs not just in this case but many others. In public perception Gurmeet Ram Rahim is culprit and he is behind bars but in some other cases. Ex-DGP Saini, who is considered to be responsible for Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura police firing incidents has gone scot-free despite all efforts by SIT key member Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh to bring him to book, said Dal Khalsa leader.
Badals, who are an alliance partner with BJP at Centre (under who’s command CBI operates) did nothing in those years to get justice and expose the conspiracy and conspirators. Now, out of power, they are desperate to do everything to see that none of the conspirator escapes the so-called long arm of the law.
Taking a dig at SAD (B)’s doublespeak, he said the people of Punjab were continuously suffering due to SAD (B)-BJP government’s inept handling of the situation pre and post Bargari beadbi and Behbal Kalan firing and their vested interests in defending the guilty cops.
It was the SAD (B) government with Parkash Singh Badal as CM that entered into tactical understanding with Haryana Govt to dig the SYL canal way back in late 70’s. Once out of power in 1982, they changed their track and launched Morcha against the Centre’s move. During Rajiv-Longowal accord, Akalis again committed to dig the canal. It was Akali Govt under SS Barnala in mid 80’s that started digging canal. The work on SYL came to standstill after militants associated with Babbar Khalsa carried out attack gunning down top engineers of the SYL.
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