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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Punjab The Latest as it comes

A call to all the Sikh Panth we need to get togehter and forget our differences put them in the past and it doesn't matter what jathebandi we are from lets all join to finsh these pakandi babe off if it be Gurmeet Raam Raheem, Austotosh, Nirankaris and Bhaniyarewala!

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There are now new reports of fresh protests in Jammu.

Mixed reaction by Sikh bodies

Prabhjot Singh

Tribune News Service

Deep regrets, short of an apology, expressed by Dera Sacha Sauda over incidents that followed the May 13 advertisement it inserted in various newspapers has evoked mixed reaction from various Sikh organisations.
While it may assuage the hurt sentiments of various Sikh organisations, besides providing the Sikh clergy a reason to reconsider its “edict” on social boycott of “premis”, some organisations maintained that nothing less than an outright apology would be acceptable to them.
They insisted that a ban on the entry of the dera chief in Punjab was the minimum they expected from the Punjab government so that “peace and communal harmony remains undisturbed in the state”.
The Sikh clergy had served a three-day ultimatum on the Punjab government to initiate action on the edict of social boycott of “premis”. The ultimatum expires tomorrow.
While the Union Government has been pressing both the Punjab and Haryana governments to defuse the crisis at the earliest, the dera leadership was reluctant to offer an outright apology, maintaining that it has always held the Sikh Gurus in high esteem and never tried to replicate any religious practices of Sikhism.
Though leaders of various Sikh organisations wanted the Sacha Sauda Dera chief to tender a public apology for attempting to replicate the Sikh practices associated with the 10 the Guru, they felt that the deep regret was a step towards easing tension. The dera, however, maintained that an “outright apology would have humiliated its followers throughout Punjab”.
Copies of the eight-line regret were released to the media late at night.
Sources in the Punjab government maintained that they would keep a close vigil on the situation. They reiterated that no one would be allowed to disturb peace and communal harmony in the state.

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