June 1, 2023

Navjot Singh Sidhu stated instances of sacrilege harm folks’s sentiments


Amid the deafening silence of Punjab’s political faces over the 2 lynchings after alleged sacrilege makes an attempt, state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has demanded public execution for these accused of desecrating spiritual texts.

Addressing a rally at Malerkotla yesterday, Mr Sidhu stated instances of sacrilege harm folks’s sentiments and demanded that the accused in such instances should be hanged in public. He alleged a “conspiracy against one community” and that fundamentalist forces are attempting to disturb peace in Punjab.

Mr Sidhu’s remarks come at a time when most politicians in Punjab are treading very cautiously on the topic within the run-up to the essential Assembly polls.

While most distinguished political figures have strongly condemned the alleged sacrilege makes an attempt and pointed to a conspiracy behind them, they’ve shied away from talking out on the mob lynchings of the accused.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, too, has slammed the the alleged sacrilege makes an attempt, however chosen silence on the lynchings.

The Chief Minister yesterday visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the place the primary incident happened. His official deal with tweeted that he has assured that the matter shall be “thoroughly probed to unmask real conspirators”. He additionally urged folks to be “vigilant” and “take care of all religious places/institutions”.

Sacrilege instances, which was a key subject within the Punjab’s final Assembly polls too, has but once more taken centrestage within the ballot run-up. A faction throughout the Congress has additionally accused the erstwhile Amarinder Singh authorities of failing to deal with the final collection of alleged sacrilege incidents.

As for the police motion within the instances, not one of the two folks overwhelmed to dying — at Amritsar’s Golden Temple and in Kapurthala — have been recognized but. In the Kapurthala incident, no FIR has been registered but relating to the killing. Police have stated the Kapurthala incident gave the impression to be the case of theft and never of sacrilege.

Amid the stress over the incidents, police have stepped up safety close to gurdwaras.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *