Protest outside Golden Temple, Amritsar over missing ‘saroops’ - ECAS Punjab

Protest outside Golden Temple, Amritsar over missing ‘saroops’

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 7

Akal Takht former Jathedar Ranjit Singh along with a few SGPC members and his supporters took out a protest march towards the Golden Temple and held a sit-in today, questioning the SGPC about the whereabouts of 328 missing 'saroops' of Guru Granth Sahib.

They held a four-hour-long sit-in outside the Ghanta Ghar Gate where neither representatives from the SGPC nor Akal Takht came out to meet them.


Ranjit Singh, Akal Takht Ex-Jathedar

Original report not on website

The SGPC concealed the original report of a three-member panel led by Telangana High Court advocate Ishar Singh and uploaded another report on missing 'saroops' on its website.


He alleged that the SGPC concealed the original report written by Akal Takht appointed three-member panel headed by Telangana High Court advocate Ishar Singh and had uploaded another report pertaining to misappropriation of 328 'saroops' on its website on October 6.

He claimed that the original report carried

Ishar Singh's signatures on its each page whereas the secondary report,

which contained 1,100 pages, had his signature only on its last page.

Though the SGPC had banned protests in the holy complex, the protesters staged a sit-in at the Golden Plaza for four hours, raising slogans against SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal and the Badal family.

Jagjot Singh Khalsa, president of the religious wing of the Lok Insaaf Party, said his party extended support to Jathedar Ranjit Singh-led protest, seeking criminal proceedings against SGPC officials who were involved in misappropriation of the 'saroops'.

He said they were seeking account of those Sikh manuscripts also which were returned by the Army to the SGPC after the Operation Bluestar.

from The Tribune

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