SIKH BODIES DEMAND MAKING PUBLIC JUSTICE GURNAM SINGH COMMISSION REPORT
Jalandhar 33 years after the Nakodar sacrilege incident, which claimed the lives of four Sikh youth, various Sikh religious bodies and political leaders on Sunday demanded that the chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh should make Justice Gurnam Singh Inquiry Commission report public in the Vidhan Sabha. Four Sikh youth namely Ravinder Singh, Baldhir Singh, Jhalman Singh and Harminder Singh, who were protesting against the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib were killed in police firing in Nakodar on February 2, 1986. The death anniversary of the four Sikh youth was observed in the presence of various Sikh bodies at village Litran in Nakodar sub division of Jalandhar on Sunday. Aam Admi Party (AAP) Kotakpura MLA Kultar Singh said that their party would vociferously take up the Nakodar sacrilege case during the upcoming Budget session in Vidhan Sabha. “We would ask Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government to make Justice Gurnam Singh Inquiry Commission report public”, he said. Among the speakers were Professor Baljinder Singh and Narain Singh, the two members of five-member committee formed by Sarbat Khalsa appointed parallel jathedar of Akal Takth. “CM Capt Amarinder Singh should make the Nakodar sacrilege incident inquiry commission report public, else they would approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court”, they added.
The Sarbat Khalsa jathedars also urged rebel AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira to raise the issue of victim Baldhir Singh, who hailed from Khaira’s native village Ramgarh in the Vidhan Sabha. Notably, Khaira failed to take up the issue of Baldhir Singh publicly. Rupinder Singh, the sarpanch of Litran village urged the Sikh bodies to ensure that the issue of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which took place in Nakodar in 1986 should taken to its logical conclusion. “Ravinder Singh, one among the four Sikh youth hailed from our village Litran. His father Baldev Singh Litran had been observing the death anniversary of all the Sikh youth at the village gurdwara every year”, he said. US based Baldev Singh Litran said that barring deceased Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Wadala, none from the SAD had come to pay condolences at that time. “The then Jalandhar SSP Izhar Alam and ADC Darbara Singh Guru did not play a justifiable role in this case. Rather, the duo was awarded with plum positions by the SAD leadership all these years”, he added. The sisters of the other three Sikh youth, who lost their lives in police firing, were also honoured on this occasion. Earlier in the day, Dal Khalsa leader Harcharan Singh Pasi and Sikh Student Federation president Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad also addressed the gathering.