May 31, 2010 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Ludhiana/ Mohali (May 30, 2010): In a late night action Punjab police has arrested various leaders and workers of Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) in raids conducted throughout Punjab. Panch Pardhani Secretary General Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema, informed that their Party has decided to organize a ‘Holocaust Memorial March’ dedicated to Tri-century of establishment of first Sikh rule by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Third holocaust of Sikh history, from 1 to 6 June. He alleged that the Punjab government has imposed an undeclared ban on this pious event and in a politically motivated action Punjab police yesterday arrested senior party leaders including Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind, Daya Singh Kakkar, Baldev Singh Sirsa, Baba Hardeep Singh Mehraj, Sandeep Singh Canadian and Gurmeet Singh Goga, besides many others.
“In past years Panch Pardhani has organized many Khalsa Marches and other functions, nothing untoward has ever happened. This time too we sent prior information to Chief Secretary Punjab and DGP of Punjab Police.” informed HS Cheema, who alleged political conspiracy behind these arrests. He said that in an emergency meeting held by Panch Pardhani leaders it is decided that the party shall undertake the March as per the schedule. He renewed his appeal to Panthic organizations and Sikh masses to participate in the march.
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