Dinesh K Sharma, Editor

Sikh youth to be trained to use modern weapons, now is the time to preach from village to village: Jathedar Sri Akal Takht

Sikh youth to be trained to use modern weapons, now is the time to preach from village to village: Jathedar Sri Akal Takht

Dinesh K Sharma

Amritsar: Amidst the deteriorating law and order situation in the state following the AAP coming to the power, Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib has exhorted the Sikh youth to be prepared to serve panth and equipped with the latest weapons.

During the commemoration of Ghallughara Day at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, kirtan ceremonies were held after the bhog of Sri Akhand Path Sahib. Later, Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib delivered his message to the nation. Giani Harpreet Singh, Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, said that it was high time that Sikh youth be trained to use modern weapons to serve the panth. He said he will ask the two Sikh institutes to prepare a shooting range to legally train the youth to use modern weapons. The Jathedar said that Gatka Training Centers should also be set up as much as possible to prepare Sikh youth. “ At the time of partition of India and Pakistan, Jawaharlal Nehru had devised a strategy to weaken the Sikhs politically, under which efforts were always made to weaken the Sikhs religiously, economically, and socially,” he said adding that Sikhs always recite Ardas in which they pray for the rule of Khalsa. However, the rule of the Khalsa will come when the Khalsa is ready for sacrifice. The Jathedar said that we need to be strong religiously, economically, and socially so now we have to get out of such rooms and go from village to village preaching the panthic agenda.

On this occasion, Simranjit Singh Mann separately demanded Khalistan where he said that the Sikh community should accept Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara as Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. He said that Bhai Harnam Singh Khalsa, head of Damdami Taksal should be removed and Bhai Daya Singh Lahoria should be appointed in his place. Bhai Davinderpal Singh Bhullar should be made the president of the Shiromani Committee. The election of the “Shiromani Committee was being operated by the Central Government due to which Panthic unity is not taking place,” he claimed. Many personalities including Jathedar Singh Sahib Giani Raghbir Singh of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, President of Shiromani Committee Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar Simranjit Singh Mann, Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, Baba Avtar Singh, Giani Harnam Singh Khalsa were present on the occasion. Notably, Dal Khalsa has called for a bandh in Amritsar city today and a heavy police force has been deployed at various places in the city.