Punjab & Region

SGPC strongly objects to parole to Gurmeet Ram Rahim

The Fact News Service
Amritsar, June 17

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate Harjinder Singh strongly objected to one month parole to Dera Sirsa head Gurmeet Ram Rahim by the Haryana government and said this decision shows double standards of the government.

Harjinder Singh said that on one hand, the governments are not bringing the Bandi Singhs (Sikh political prisoners) out of the jails despite they have completed their sentences, while on the other, Dera Sirsa head, who is a convict in heinous crimes like rapes and murders, is being brought out from the jail time and again.

He said on the 500th Parkash Purb (birth anniversary) of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Centre government had announced to release the Bandi Singhs but due to malice of the government, the same has not been implemented.

“Despite the fact that the Sikh bodies are repeatedly raising this issue, the governments are not giving any meaningful revert. However, the governments are kind to Dera Sirsa head, who is also directly associated in the beadabi (sacrilege) cases of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari in 2015 and a murderer of religious sentiments of Sikhs. Sadly, the BJP government in Haryana and Centre are playing a political game together”, said Harjinder Singh.

Dhami said that the BJP government in the Centre had already given a furlough to Ram Rahim during the elections for the purpose of political gain and again gave parole to Ram Rahim for taking advantage of the Sangrur election.

SGPC President said that the Sikh sentiments will never tolerate the patronage being given to Ram Rahim by the governments and it will be strongly opposed.