December 12, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Ropar: Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) president Simranjit Singh Mann yesterday made an annpuncement that the action plan for securing the release of three Takht jathedars — appointed during the November 10 Sarbat Khalsa — would be announced on December 15 at Bargari village in Faridkot district.
In a news reported in the Hindustan Times (HT) S. Mann said ‘bhog’ of ‘akhand paath’ would be held on December 15 to mark the completion of two months of the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village and the killing of two protesters in Behbal Kalan police firing.
He alleged that the Punjab government had neither been able to arrest the real culprits of the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib nor trace the stolen saroop from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village in June.
Mann said he had gone to the district jail here on Friday to meet a ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ organiser, Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singhwala, but was denied a meeting. He accused Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal of scuttling his meetings with jailed Sikh leaders.
Mann said all Panthic factions which had supported the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ and were against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal would join hands for the 2017 assembly elections.
Notably during the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ 2015 Bhai Dhian Singh Mand had been appointed ‘acting jathedar’ of the Akal Takht, Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala as ‘jathedar’ of Takht Keshgarh Sahib and Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal as ‘jathedar’ of Takht Damdama Sahib. They were later arrested by police on charges of sedition on Dec. 11.
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