October 30, 2015 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh/ Mohali: Sikh pracharaks are continuously staging a sit-in at Punjab and Chandigarh border near sector 51 as negotiations are going on between Sikh pracharaks and the representatives of the Punjab government. So far (30/10/2015 – 23:01 hrs, IST) three rounds of negotiation have taken place but both sides are yet to reach some agreement. Cabinet Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa and MP Prem Singh Chandumajra were participating in the negotiations on behalf of the Punjab government along with senior administrative, civil and police officials.
Sikh pracharaks had put forward three demands. First demand was that the government should unveil the conspiracy behind repeated incidents of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib, especially theft of Guru Granth Sahib from village Jawahar Singh Wala and beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari in Faridkot district and the government should also find and arrest the culprits.
Second demand was that Panjgaraian Sikh brothers, Rupinder Singh Panjgaraian and Jaswinder Singh – who have been framed by the Punjab police in Bargari beadbi case should be released immediately.
Third demand was that the police personnel responsible for firing on Sikh sangat at Behbal Kalan village in which two Sikhs were got killed should be booked for murder and 307 (IPC) and their names should be mentioned in the FIR itself.
The government has been saying that it has formed a SIT to investigate the incidents of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib and Sikh pracharks may nominate their representatives to co-ordinate with the SIT.
As regards release of Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, the government said that they should apply for bail and the government won’t oppose it. Government officials have been taking a plea that the government can not “discharge” the case against them as the matter was in the court and said that Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh should undergo “lie detector test” to prove their innocence.
As regards third demand the government officials and representatives say that the police has named suspended Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma in the Behbal Kalan firing FIR. But on being asked to show the copy of FIR they failed to show any document.
At the time of writing this news (23:09 hrs IST) the Sikh pracharaks were waiting for reply of the government regarding their demand related to unconditional release of Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh.
Sikh pracharaks say that they would wait for government’s response before sending out a “bowl of blood” to the Punjab CM as a symbol of their protest and opposition against so-claimed ill-deeds of the Punjab government.
Earlier today around four hundred Sikh pracharaks gathered at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib and started a march towards Chandigarh under the leadership of Bhai Panthpreet Singh, Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, Bhai Daler Singh Kheri, Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala and Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal.
The march first reached at Gurdwara Amb Sahib Mohali where the Sikh sangat parked their vehicles and started a foot march towards Chandigarh based residence of CM Parkash Singh Badal. They march was prevented from entering the UT city by the police that had placed barricades to block the road. Hundreds of police personnel, including women, have been deployed at Punjab and Chandigarh border.
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