A day after Punjab police launching a large operation to arrest Khalistani chief Amritpal Singh, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh requested the federal government to keep away from creating an environment of terror within the state. Akal Takht is the very best temporal seat of Sikhs, and Jathedar is its appointed head.
“Punjab has already suffered sufficient, and now it is time to transfer in direction of a greater future,” he mentioned in an announcement.
He mentioned that Punjab has acquired deep wounds prior to now and no authorities has taken steps to heal them.
He mentioned there may be nice discontent within the Sikh youth as a result of discrimination by the governments prior to now. Some persons are additionally brainwashing kids and utilizing them for their very own political positive aspects, he mentioned.
“Studying from the errors, the long-standing non secular, political and financial problems with the Sikhs needs to be simplified and the sensation of alienation among the many Sikhs needs to be eliminated,” Harpreet Singh mentioned.
The chief added that the discrimination on occasion has performed a job in creating a way of alienation among the many Sikhs who made essentially the most sacrifices for India’s freedom. He urged the present governments to study from the errors made by their predecessors.
The non secular chief’s assertion comes at a time when the Centre and state are working collectively to arrest separatist chief Amritpal Singh.
The Khalistani chief continues to be on the run, however cops have already arrested 78 of his supporters. 4 of his aides, members of his organisation ‘Waris Punjab De’, have been dropped at Assam’s Dibrugarh.
Authorities have stepped up safety at a number of locations and suspended web and SMS companies throughout the state after his aides shared some movies on social media claiming that policemen had been chasing them.
The crackdown comes a month after Amritpal Singh and his supporters broke right into a police station with swords and weapons for the discharge of one among his aides. Six police officers had been injured within the conflict.