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Sikh bodies tell SGPC to install portrait for Bhai Dilawar Singh at Sikh Central Museum

August 31, 2015 | By

Amritsar: Taking a dig at the SGPC for its meek response to this Panthic demand, Sikh groups namely Dal Khalsa, SAD (Amritsar) and Panch Pardhani has urged the Jathedar of Akal Takht, Gaini Gurbachan Singh to direct the SGPC to install the portrait of Bhai Dilawar Singh in the Sikh Central Museum. In the light of Akal Takht bestowing the status of martyr on Dilawar Singh on 23rd March 2012, the organizations made this demand on 20th martyrdom day of Bhai Dilawar Singh observed today at Akal Takhat.

Notably, Dilawar Singh blew himself up to kill former CM Beant “Singh” on 31st August 1995 within the premises of Punjab secretariat in Chandigarh.

Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind, Kanwar Pal Singh and Harpal Singh Cheema addressing media

Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind, Kanwar Pal Singh and Harpal Singh Cheema addressing media

Meanwhile, bhog of Akand path concluded today at Akal Takht where representatives of pro-Khalistani groups participated in it beside Jathedar Akal Takhat Gaini Gurbachan Singh. Representatives of Sikh groups paid homage to Bhai Dilawar Singh and eulogized his contribution and sacrifice to uphold the honour of Sikh Panth and restore Sikh human rights. Akand Kirtani Jatha head Gaini Baldev Singh read out the message of life convict Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara- the co-accused of Bhai Dilawar SIngh in the Beant Singh assassination case.

Talking with the media, SGPC member Jathedar Kulbeer Singh Barapind and Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh 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 hu

A view of Sangat during Shaheedi Samagam

A view of Sangat during Shaheedi Samagam

man rights of Sikhs, his portrait should be installed along with other martyrs of the recent Sikh struggle. They said for some obvious reasons, the SGPC has cold shoulder this demand made by Panthic groups from last two years. They said the assassination of late CM Beant Singh was last resort to restore Sikh human rights as killings of Sikh youth was order of the day under Beant Singh’s illegal rule.

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