August 29, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Amritsar, Punjab (August 29, 2014): Dal Khalsa has urged the Jathedar Akal Takht Gaini Gurbachan Singh to direct the SGPC to install the portrait of Bhai Dilawar Singh in the Sikh Central Museum to mark his 19th death anniversary on August 31.
In the light of Akal Takht bestowing the status of a martyr on Dilawar Singh on 23 March 2012, the organization has made this demand.
Notably, Dilawar Singh blew himself to kill former CM Beant Singh on 31st August 1995 within the premises of Punjab secretariat in Chandigarh.
Meanwhile, an Akand path has begun at Akal Takht today and bhog ceremony will be held on Sunday to pay tributes to Dilawar Singh on his 19th death anniversary. The ceremony is being organized by parents of Dilawar Singh and pro-freedom groups will participate in it, said the organization in its release.
In a statement, party’s senior leader Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib and Sarbjit Singh Ghuman said the decision to accord martyr status on Dilawar Singh was historic and significant in many ways. They said in view of Bhai Dilawar Singh’s sacrifice to avenge the violations of human rights of Sikhs, his portrait should be installed along with other martyrs of the recent Sikh struggle. They took a dig at the SGPC for its meek response on most of the Panthic issues.
They came down heavily on Punjab government for implicating and arresting Sikh preacher Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal in old case that was closed way back. They were of the view that Badals were doing so to “satisfy their false ego and avenge their moral defeat” vis-a-vis formation of HSGMC”.
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