Chandigarh: In a shocking incident, a Sikh youth attempted desecration at a gurdwara at Morinda in Ropar district.
A youth entered the gurdwara and started beating granthis who was reciting and simultaneously attempted the sacrilege.
Following this, the sangat dragged him out of the gurdwara. After the incident, local people started protesting by blocking the road in Morinda. After this incident of sacrilege, the situation in Morinda became tense. A heavy police remained deployed near the gurdwara to avoid any untoward incident.
Accused has been detained by the police and further investigation is underway.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has also condemned the alleged sacrilege incident at Gurdwara Sahib in Morinda.
He described it as an unfortunate and tragic incident which has bruised the psyche of every individual who has faith in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Urging the people to exercise restraint, he said that exemplary action will be ensured against the perpetrators indulging in these types of dastardly acts. Bhagwant Mann unequivocally said that Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is supreme for every individual and no one will be allowed to disturb the hard earned peace in the state.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has condemned the Morinda incident and targeted the AAP government.
“It seems the deplorable act of sacrilege in Morinda is a devious ploy by the badly cornered AAP govt to deflect attention from the “arrest” of #AmritpalSingh, repression against Sikhs & failure to maintain peace & communal harmony. The real culprits must be identified & punished,” he wrote on his Twitter handle. ”
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Harmeet Singh Kalka and general secretary Jagdeep Singh Kahlon strongly condemned the sacrilege incident at Gurdwara Sahib Kotwali in Morinda and demanded that the conspiracy aspect in the case should also be thoroughly investigated and the culprits of the present case should be given the strictest punishment.
Taking strong note of the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji at Gurdwara Kotwali Sahib in Morinda, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami has demanded strict action against the person guilty of sacrilege. He said that Sri Guru Granth Sahib is highly revered for the Sikhs, but sadly, the incidents of sacrilege are not unabated in the state.