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Former Jathedar of Akal Takht announced to hold protest over missing saroops issue

Former Jathedar of Akal Takht announced to hold protest over missing saroops issue

Joining the issue of 328 missing saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS), Bhai Ranjit Singh, a former Jathedar of Akal Takht, has announced a one-day sit-in at the SGPC gate and has demanded that Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal remove the confusion over missing Saroop and answer the questions raised by the Sangatas.

Ranjit Singh told reporters, “Sikhs across the world are deeply hurt with the disrespect to SGGS and we have vowed to find every Saroop that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) claims to have gone missing,”

He said that on November 7, he, along with other Sikhs, would sit in front of the SGRPC gate to seek answers from Harpreet Singh and Longowal, according to the report, advocate Ishar Singh’s team was prepared in the case of the missing Saroops. They said that they would sit till evening and if they did not get a reply, they would take the issue to the media.

“We will not allow anyone to run away from their responsibility or feign ignorance about the current status of missing SGGSs,” said the former Jathedar. 

Condemning a resolution adopted by the SGPC executive body against holding a demonstration in the SGPC complex, he said no organisation could stop Sikhs from holding a demonstration if something seriously wrong has been committed. 

Representatives of various agitating Sikh bodies held a nearly two-hour meeting near the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Heritage Street to protest against the registration of criminal cases against their volunteers. Professor Balwinder Singh of the Hawara panel said, “We organized a symbolic strike against the SGPC task force to attack the Sikhs who were agitating for their gurus, which dealt with sheer vandalism.”

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