It Is Attached To Guru Granth Sahib: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Chief On Two Sacrilege Killings

New Delhi: There has been a ruckus in Amritsar and Kapurthala of Punjab over the alleged sacrilege of religious sentiments of Sikhs and the killing of two people on its charges. Sikh organizations are seen mobilizing to hurt religious sentiments. On Monday, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Harjinder Singh Dhami said that these incidents were not “ordinary incidents” and they “simply cannot be condemned”. Dhami refused to allege the murder of those killed in these incidents and said that he “cannot directly condemn the incident”.

Dhama said that ‘this is not a simple matter. This is not a social crime, it is attached to the Guru Granth Sahib. We cannot directly condemn the incident (killing of two accused) as the matter is related to the faith of Sikhs. Dhami said that this is not the first case of sacrilege and not a single accused has been convicted in the sacrilege cases till date. This is no ordinary incident.

Dhami was also seen saying that the mob killing was done in an attempt to ‘self-defense’. He said, ‘The law of self-defense says that if someone tries to kill you, you can do any harm to him in your defence.’However, Dhami further said that ‘this matter should be investigated first, then action should be taken’.

Let us tell you that a senior medical officer of the local government hospital in Kapurthala told that more than eight deep wounds of the neck and other parts of the body of the man who was thrashed to death for an alleged sabotage attempt at a gurdwara. There are marks, which may have been of the sword. The Kapurthala incident came a day after a similar incident took place at Amritsar’s Golden Temple in which another man was lynched to death over alleged sacrilege on Saturday.

Police have registered complaints regarding alleged sacrilege in both the cases but no FIR has been registered. The police have released the manager of Kapurthala Gurdwara Amarjeet Singh, who was taken into custody on Sunday night for questioning. Initially, the police had said that there was no direct indication of sacrilege in the Gurdwara.

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