Morinda sacrilege: Punjab being pushed towards darkness, says Akal Takht Jathedar
Bathinda (Punjab), April 24: Following the sacrilege incident in a gurdwara in Morinda, Punjab, Jathedar of Shri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh voiced concern about recent incidents in Punjab.
The Akal Takht Jathedar stated that incidents of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Gutka Sahib are happening continuously in Punjab, adding that it is a matter of concern. He further added that the incident that happened on Monday in Morinda deeply hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs.
"A person came and thrashed the granthi and also talked about Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This incident is not tolerable," he said. He also added that the government and the administration should take strict action against the person.
"Until strict action is taken against such persons, sacrilege cannot stop. These things happening in Punjab indicate that the State is being pushed towards darkness. There must be some bigger forces behind them," he added.
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The video of the incident is also doing rounds on social media.
A man can be seen in the video entering the sanctum sanctorum of the Gurdwara in Morinda, hitting granthis (priests), and desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has also assured action after the video of sacrilege at a Gurdwara in Morinda surfaced on social media.
"The incident that happened at Gurdwara Sri Kotwali Sahib of Morinda is highly condemnable and no one will be spared for this incident. Anyone who commits the act of blasphemy will be severely punished... For us, the honour of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the first priority," Bhagwant Mann said on Twitter.
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