December 27, 2009 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Fatehgarh Sahib (December 25, 2009): Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardani), Khalsa Action Committee, Dal Khalsa, Panthic Council and Sikh students Federation Friday join hands to free Shiromani Gurdawara Parbhanbdak Committee (SGPC) from the control of Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Badals.
At a Shaheedhi Jor Mela conference, leaders of the Sikh parties and groups fired salvo against father and son ( sr Badal and junior Badal) for patronizing self-styled godmen and allowing Hindutva forces a field day in Punjab.
The Panthic leaders lambasted the SAD leadership for ruining Sikh institutions including Akal Takht for narrow political gains. Oust Badal from Gurdwaras was the common theme of all speakers. The conference reiterated its commitment towards the cause and mission set by Sikh martyrs.
Squarely blaming the Badal duo for Ludhiana shoot-out, KAC chairman Bhai Mohkam Singh asked the Sikh world over to boycott Akali ministers. A resolution to this effect was passed urging the Gurdwara managements not to allow Akali ministers to speak on Gurdwara stages because of their proximity with so-called deras and cults mushroomed in Punjab and elsewhere.
Harpal Singh Cheema, the organizer of today’s conference lambasted SAD (Badal) for all ills that have plagued the Sikh institutions. Pledging to raise joint platform with like-minded groups to defeat Badal Dal in the ensuing SGPC elections.
Dal Khalsa leader Kanwarpal Singh gave a clarion call to Sikhs to come out of slumber and reject gurudom that have thrown challenge to basic fundamentals of Sikh religion. A resolution demanding release of Sikh detainees were also sought. Sant Baljit Singh Daduwal, Satnam Singh and Narien Singh also spoke.
In hard hitting words, the conference condemned the state government against slamming false cases against Daljit Singh, chairman of SAD Panch Pardani to malign his image. It warned the state against playing with fire and sought withdrawal of all cases against him. Paying tributes to Darshan Singh Lohara, who was killed by police bullets on Dec 5 in Ludhiana, the conference through a resolution declared him martyr of the faith. Another resolution asked for abolishment of capital punishment from Indian statute and sought release of Prof Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, Jagtar Singh Hawara, Balwant Singh Rajohana.
SSF president Parmjit Singh Gazi read the resolutions amidst Bhole So Nihal. The gathering asked the Sant Samaj to lodge written complaint against Badal at Akal Takht before Dec 30 for allowing function of anti-Sikh cult DJJS led by Mahant Aushotosh in Ludhiana few days back.
Various other Political Parties held Conferences at Fatehgarh Sahib
As per media reports various political parties held conferences at Fatehgarh Sahib on Shaheedi Sabha. Besides Badal Dal and Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal), Shiromani Akali Dal 1920, Akali Dal Delhi jointly organised a political conference.Delhi Gurdwara Sikh Managing Committee president Paramjit Singh Sarna spoke against Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal as he listed the failures of the state government.
In SAD (Amritsar) political conference, Simranjit Singh Mann raised the issue of Khalistan.
BSP president and MP Avtar Singh Karimpuri alleged that not only the state government but SGPC also is not properly executing its duty.
Badal Dal and SGPC are synonymous, Makkar
Fatehgarh Sahib: While addressing from stage of Badal Dal, Avtar Singh Makkar, the President of SGPC, said that SAD (Badal) and SGPC were synonymous and President of SAD were controlling the SGPC.
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