Sikh24.com – Karam Singh Bhoian’s peaceful struggle witness large influx of supporters

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Tarn Taran Sahib – Panjab – India, 14 April 2019. The peaceful sit-in-strike of Sikh leader Karam Singh Bhoian seeking indictment of the demolishers of historic Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib today completed 14 days.

A lot of Sikhs extended support to Bhoian’s struggle today by appreciating his initiative and discussing the future course of action with him.

Speaking to Sikh24, Karam Singh Bhoian informed that the SAD (Amritsar) activists will take out a protest march in Tarn Taran tomorrow. He added that a memorandum will be submitted to the Deputy Commissioner demanding action against the demolishers of this historic Darshani Deodi.

Pritpal Singh Amritsar, Balwant Singh Gopala, Kulwant Singh Kotlagujra, Mukhtar Singh Keedian, Balbir Singh Mundapind, Lakha Singh Marhana, Resham Singh Tarn Taran, Mohinder Singh Chautala, Rajan Singh, Kulwant Singh Majhail, Bibi Harjinder Kaur Khalsa etc. were present on this occasion.

Day 14: Karam Singh Bhoian’s Peaceful Struggle Witness Large Influx of Supporters  

Sikh24.com – SAD (Taksali) announces to support Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra; Revokes General J J Singh’s candidature

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 14 April 2019. Taking observation of Sikh sentiments, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) has finally decided to withdraw its candidate General J J Singh from the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary poll fray and extend support to Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra.

Notably, Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra is contesting elections on Punjab Democratic Alliance’s ticket.

SAD (Taksali) head Ranjit Singh Brahmpura shared the development from his social media account via two text posts made at 07:30 pm and 07:32 pm (IST). In his first post, he announced the withdrawal of General J J Singh’s candidature while in his second post he also announced to support Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra.

On being approached by Sikh24, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura has clarified that General J J Singh was yet to be informed about the revoking of his candidature.

“I have revoked his name on the suggestion of my party colleagues today and General J J Singh was still to be informed about this,” he added while claiming that General J J Singh won’t mind it as he is a close friend of him.

It is pertinent to note here that a majority of SAD (Taksali) leaders like Sewa Singh Sekhwan were against nominating any candidate against Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra from the very first day, but Ranjit Singh Brahmpura remained adamant on his stance to field General J J Singh from Khadoor Sahib.

At last, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura had to revoke his decision.

SAD (Taksali) Announces to Support Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra; Revokes General JJ Singh’s Candidature  

Sikh24.com – Day 13: Mass support to Karam Singh Bhoians’s peaceful struggle intensifies

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Tarn Taran Sahib – Panjab – India, 13 April 219. The peaceful sit-in-strike of Sikh leader S. Karam Singh Bhoian seeking action against the demolishers of historic Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib today completed 13 days.

Although the mass support to his struggle is intensifying day by day, but the Administration has still not depicted any positive sign to indict the SGPC officials and the Kaar Sewa sect men.

Speaking to Sikh24, Karam Singh Bhoian said that the administration is not depicting any positive attitude towards the demand of Sikh masses to indict the demolishers of the historic Darshani Deodi (Entrance gate) of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib.

“I shall continue my peaceful struggle until all the SGPC officials and the Kaar Sewa sect men indulged in demolishing this historic Darshani Deodi are not booked under criminal charges,” he added.

Mukhtar Singh, Sukhraj Singh, Harkirat Singh, Bibi Harinder Kaur Khalsa, Resham Singh Tarn Taran, Amrik Singh Nangal, Rajan Singh Chhina, Rajinder Singh Fauji, Amarjit Singh Kadeempur, Jagdeep Singh Hyderabad, Daljit Singh Jainpur, Suba Singh, Balwinder Singh, Mohinder Singh, Ranjit Singh Thind, Harpreet Singh Gill, Jagroop Singh Gill etc. were present on this occasion.

Day 13: Mass Support to Karam Singh Bhoians’s Peaceful Struggle Intensifies

Sikh24.com – CBI describes Sajjan Kumar as kingpin of 1984 Sikh genocide; Opposes his bail plea in Supreme Court

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New Delhi – India, 09 April 2019. While describing Sajjan Kumar as a kingpin of the 1984 Sikh genocide, the Central Bureau of Investigation strongly opposed the bail plea of Sajjan Kumar in the Supreme Court on 08 April.

The CBI’s counsel Tushar Mehta told the Court that a decision to grant bail to Sajjan Kumar would be a travesty of justice as he is also facing trial in another 1984 Sikh genocide case at the Patiala House district court.

Mehta further told the Supreme Court bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer that the CBI was currently recording prosecution evidence and that a direction from the Supreme Court to the trial court could expedite the case.

Deferring the next hearing of the case onto April 15, the SC bench asked the agency to apprise it of the status in the ongoing trial.

It may be recalled here that Sajjan Kumar was imprisoned for life by the Delhi High Court on December 17 in a case pertaining to brutal killing of five members of a Sikh family in the Raj Nagar of Delhi’s cantonment area on November 1, 1984.

He had challenged the Delhi High Court’s verdict of convicting him till death on December 23 last year. The prosecution lawyer Advocate HS Phoolka was informed about the Sajjan Kumar’s petition by the Supreme Court via registered post.

Later, Sajjan Kumar had to surrender before a Delhi trial court on December 31 last year to serve life sentence awarded to him by the Delhi High Court as his plea couldn’t be taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court of India.

CBI describes Sajjan Kumar as kingpin of 1984 Sikh genocide; Opposes his bail plea in Supreme Court

Sikh24.com – Darshani Deodi Demolition: Armed supporters of Baba Jagtar Singh threaten Karam Singh Bhoian

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Tarn Taran Sahib – Panjab – India, 07 April 2019. Around 8-10 armed supporters of the Kaar Sewa sect head Baba Jagtar Singh today threatened Sikh leader S. Karam Singh Bhoian beneath the demolished Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib.

Equipped with sharp edged weapons, all these supporters of Baba Jagtar Singh abused and threatened Bhoian of serious consequences if he doesn’t quit his strike.

It is pertinent to note here that on one side Baba Jagtar Singh is facing immense Sikh wrath for demolishing the historic Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib and on the other hand Karam Singh Bhoian’s peaceful sit-in-strike has closed all the channels for Baba Jagtar Singh as well as for the SGPC to get rid of this issue.

Sharing the development with Sikh24, SAD (Amritsar) activist S. Pritpal Singh informed that around 8-10 supporters of Baba Jagtar Singh today started abusing and threatening them for no reason.

He added that they didn’t pay any attention to them as their sole motive was to launch an attack by instigating them. “We have lodged a complaint in the Tarn Taran’s city police station in this concern,” he added.

Meanwhile, the mass support to Karam Singh Bhoian’s struggle is intensifying day by day. On the seventh day of his strike today, a group of Nawnshahr based Sikhs headed Jaswinder Singh Kahma and Dr Kashmir Singh extended support to Bhoian’s struggle by paying a special visit to him.

Beside it, a group of Sikhs headed by S. Vakeel Singh Brar from Mandi Dabwali (Haryana) also extended support to Karam Singh Bhoian’s struggle

https://www.sikh24.com/2019/04/07/darshani-deodi-demolition-armed-supporters-of-baba-jagtar-singh-threatens-karam-singh-bhoian/#.XKtzg6RS_IU

Sikh24.com – SGPC constitutes heritage committee to “preserve” historic buildings

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 06 April 2019. In an attempt to calm down the outrage among Sikh masses, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee has constituted a Heritage Committee to “preserve” the heritage memorials, historic buildings, articles and trees related to the Sikh history.

The SGPC’s chief secretary Dr. Roop Singh has shared this development with Sikh24 through a press release.

Dr. Roop Singh has said that this Heritage Committee has been constituted to control the demolition of Sikh heritage. “It will be mandatory to get the nod of this committee for destroying any building,” he added.

Members of this Heritage committee are as follows:

– SGPC member Rajinder Singh Mehta
– SGPC member Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka
– Raval Singh Architect (GNDU, Amritsar)
– Karamjit Singh Chahal (GNDU, Amritsar)
– Sulakhan Singh (GNDU, Amritsar)
– Narinderpal Singh (PAU, Ludhiana)
– Sajjan Singh (Incharge, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad)
– Kulbir Singh Shergill
– SGPC Secretary (Buildings)
– SGPC’s Xeon for Buildings Department

SGPC’s vice secretary has been tasked to coordinate this 10 member heritage committee.

It is pertinent to note here that the SGPC is under fire after the demolition of historic Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib on March 30. Although, the SGPC and the Kaar Sewa sect headed by Baba Jagtar Singh kept their safe sides very cleverly to evade any legal action, but still they are unable to get rid of Sikh wrath.

Sikh leader S Karam Singh Bhoian has been sitting on strike since March 31 seeking action against the Kaar Sewa sect head Baba Jagtar Singh and the SGPC officials. His peaceful sit-in-strike has entered into seventh day today.

https://www.sikh24.com/2019/04/06/sgpc-constitutes-heritage-committee-to-preserve-historic-buildings/#.XKi0LaRS_IU

Sikh24.com – Indict Baba Jagtar Singh under criminal charges, demands Sikh leader Karam Singh Bhoian

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 02 April 2019. Karam Singh Bhoian, the Tarn Taran district head of SAD (Amritsar), has demanded registration of a criminal case against the Kaar Sewa sect head Baba Jagtar Singh, the manager of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Partap Singh and the SGPC office bearers responsible for the demolition of the historic Darshani Deodi.

It is noteworthy here that Karam Singh Bhoian has started an indefinite strike outside the demolished Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib.

Interacting with Sikh24, S. Karam Singh Bhoian said that the Darshani Deodi has been demolished under a highly deliberated plan and the Kaar Sewa sect as well as the SGPC very cleverly maintained their safe side. “A high level judicial probe is needed to unearth the hidden conspiracy behind the demolition of this Darshani Deodi,” he added.

It may be recalled here that around 400 hundred armed goons of the Kaar Sewa sect headed by Baba Jagtar Singh had destroyed the historic Darshani Deodi of Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib on March 30.

Later, Baba Jagtar Singh had tendered an apology to the Sikh community while claiming of having permission to demolish the Darshani Deodi by recalling the resolution passed by the SGPC in July last year.

Although the SGPC’s executive committee had paused that resolution in October last year but the Manager as well as the Kaar Sewa sect succeeded in keeping their safe sides as they were not given any intimation in written.

https://www.sikh24.com/2019/04/02/indict-baba-jagtar-singh-under-criminal-charges-demands-sikh-leader-karam-singh-bhoian/#.XKYUTqRS_IU

Sikh24.com – Kar Seva’s Baba Jagtar Singh evicted from Sri Tarn Taran Sahib

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Tarn Taran Sahib – Panjab – India, 01 April 2019. Following massive uproar of the Sikh Sangat in Punjab and worldwide, SGPC has taken the step the expel Jagtar Singh “Kar Seva” from Darbar Sahib Sri Tarn Taran Sahib.

Sikh activists are still present at Sri Darbar Sahib in Tarn Taran Sahib in large numbers. Bhai Baldev Singh Vadala (ex-hazoori ragi Sri Darbar Sahib) gave the following statement after the demolition of the Darshani Deordi last night by the Kar Seva babas.

“Kar Seva Jathas arrived here in large number last night. They came well equipped the remove the Darshani Deordi at night time. They had several weapons with them and when they were stopped by a handful of local Sikhs, those Sikhs were in turn attacked by the Kar Seva Jatha.”

After the incident, Sikh activists are calling for ex-communication of Baba Jagtar Singh from the Sikh faith and removal of Gobind Singh Longowal as the SGPC President.

“RSS/Modi gang/Hindu agencies are directly responsible for this and Longowal as well as Badal or both complicit in this. After Harmandr Sahib’s historic destruction in the name of making it a “tourist spot with VIP lounges ” this dastardly act is a part of the series which aims to destroy Sikh history, culture and identity.

The recent attacks on Sikhs in Haryana, Rudarpur and preventing Sikhs from giving exams with their articles of faith or all being done at the behest of Hindu agencies under RSS/Modi.”

https://www.sikh24.com/2019/04/01/update-kar-sevas-baba-jagtar-singh-evicted-from-sri-tarn-taran-sahib/#.XKN_iqRS_IU

Sikh24.com – Kaar Sewa seminary starts demolishing historic Darshani Deodi of Sri Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran

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Tarn Taran – Panjab – India, 31 March 2019. Putting aside the Sikh sentiments, the Kaar Sewa seminary headed by Baba Jagtar Singh has started demolishing the more than two centuries old main entrance gate of Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran.

To evade the protest by Sikh masses, the demolition was started during the intervening night of March 30 and 31.

Ranbir Singh, a local Sikh, told Sikh24 that his heart got twitched when he saw the top of this historic Darshani Deodi demolished during the morning hours today. “The Darshani Deodi was standing intact when I had come to pay obeisance here last evening,” he added.

It may be recalled here that an attempt to demolish this Darshani Deodi (Entrance gate) of Sri Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran under pretext of ‘Kaar Sewa’ was earlier failed by the Sikh devotees on September 14 last year.

Baba Jagtar Singh and other SGPC officials had to face a sharp protest by the Sikh devotees when they were about to begin work for demolishing the two centuries old entrance gate built during the kingdom of Kanwar Naunihal Singh.

At that time, the SGPC and Kaar Sewa authorities had found it better to stop the demolition of this ‘Darhsani Deodi’ for the time being.

https://www.sikh24.com/2019/03/31/kaar-sewa-seminary-starts-demolishing-historic-darshani-deodi-of-sri-darbar-sahib-tarn-taran/#.XKDaBqRS_IU

Sikh24.com – Harinder Singh Khalsa joins BJP; resentment erupts among Sikhs

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 28 March 2019. In an unexpected move today, the sitting Fatehgarh Sahib parliamentarian Harinder Singh Khalsa joined the saffron Bhartya Janta Party. He was inducted into the party fold by the Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Hardeep Singh Puri and the general secretary (organization) Ram Lal.

Notably, Harinder Singh Khalsa had won the parliamentary seat of Fatehgarh Sahib on AAP’s ticket in 2014 but later he was ousted from the party in 2015.

Harinder Singh Khalsa held high respect among the Sikh community as he had resigned from the Indian Foreign Services in protest of the Indian army’s invasion into the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandr Sahib in June-1984.

He had returned back to India from Norway in 1990, after being assured that the cases against him would be dropped.

Reacting to the move, Dal Khalsa patron Bhai Gajinder Singh said that Harinder Singh Khalsa has lost the respect among the Sikh community that he had earned with the sacrifices made in protest of June-1984’s attack on Sri Harmandr Sahib. “Harinder Singh Khalsa is no more for us,” he added.

https://www.sikh24.com/2019/03/28/harinder-singh-khalsa-joins-bjp-resentment-erupts-among-sikhs/#.XJ4ug6R7nIU