Punjab - Sikh Organisations are not Happy with the Apology from the false dera
The Jathedar, Akal Takht, has convened an emergency meeting of the Sikh clergy at the Akal Takht secretariat on May 29 to discuss the letter allegedly tendered by Dera Sacha Sauda. The 10-line one-page press release allegedly issued by the dera did not carry any signature or reference number. It was issued under the letterhead of the Dera Sacha Sauda. While distributing the press note, no cameraman of electronic or print medium was allowed. Besides, no member of the committee allowed any question. The alleged apology came only a few hours before the end of the ultimatum served on Dera Sacha Sauda.
Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti after holding an informal meeting with Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh and Giani Tarlochan Singh — Jathedars of Takht Damdama Sahib and Kesgarh Sahib, has stated they will hold the emergency meeting.
However, Sikh organisations have already made it clear that they are not satisfied with the contents of the letter. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Parmjit Sarna said though the dera had apologised for its acts, the contents of the letter had not assuaged the feelings of the Sikh masses.
The Dal Khalsa hit out at those who feel that “apology” by Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh would pacify the already hurt sentiments, emotions and pride of the Sikhs.
The bhog ceremony of Shaheed Bhai Kanwaljit Singh (who was martyred in firing near a dera at Sunam) passed peacefully at Gurdwara Nankiana Sahib.
The DSGMC took a serious view of the “pulling up” of the SGPC chief by the Chief Minister. DSGMC chief Parmjit Singh Sarna said it was an attempt to denigrate the Shiromani Committee which was formed after making supreme sacrifices . He said Badal should stop using the SGPC chief as his “puppet.”
Badal had told the SGPC chief to withdraw his statement over the dera issue. Parkash Badal is no doubt encouraging the Jathedars of the Takhats to not take a strong stand on the Pakhandi Baba. Badal and his family have continued to have very, very good relations with all of the different Pakhandi Cults operating in Punjab from Noormehal's Ashutosh to Ram Raheem, Namdharis and Nakali Nirankaris. Parkash Badal talked to Jathedar Vedanti to "help defuse the situation".