A day after Punjab police launching a large operation to arrest Khalistani leader 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 the direction of a greater future,” he stated in a press release.
He stated that Punjab has acquired deep wounds prior to now and no authorities has taken steps to heal them.
He stated there’s nice discontent within the Sikh youth because of the discrimination by the governments prior to now. Some individuals are additionally brainwashing children and utilizing them for their very own political beneficial properties, he stated.
“Learning 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 stated.
The chief added that the discrimination every now and then has performed a task 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. Four of his aides, members of his organisation ‘Waris Punjab De’, have been brought to 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 have 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 considered one of his aides. Six police officers have been injured within the conflict.