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Friday, May 25, 2007

Punjab - Taksal Says only arrest of the chief is aceptable!

Nothing short of dera chief’s arrest acceptable: Taksal

Asserting that any apology by Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is not acceptable to Sikhs and that it will close down all deras of the sect in Punjab, Damdami Taksal has urged Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to get a resolution passed in the Vidhan Sabha for immediate arrest of the dera head.
The Taksal has said the ongoing fight against the dera chief is not that of Sikhs alone, but also of Hindus, Christians, and Muslims as “the dera is a threat to all religions”.
Bhai Mohkam Singh, spokesperson for the Taksal and his followers said here today, “We are going to wait for the Akal Takht’s directive after May 27 (the deadline for closure of all Sacha Sauda deras in Punjab). We will abide by the Takht’s decision. But, any apology by the dera chief is not acceptable to the Sikhs”.
“Had Badal acted in time, the Sikhs would not have been suffering like this,” said Bhai Mohkam Singh. The Sikh MLAs, belonging to any party, who didn’t support the resolution in the Vidhan Sabha should be summoned by the Akal Takht. The dera chief has not only imitated Guru Gobind Singh, but he has also been attacking “Maryada” of the Sikhism by using words such as ‘Sacha Sauda’, which suggests a religious act of Guru Nanak Dev, he added.

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