(New Delhi) Life of Guru Gobind Singh Gives Strength to Millions ;PM Modi
Paying tributes to the 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh on his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his life and message give strength to millions of people.
Modi said he will always cherish the fact that his government got the opportunity to mark his 350th Parkash Utsav (birth anniversary). PM tweeted, “Greetings on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. His life and message give strength to millions of people. I will always cherish the fact that our Government got the opportunity to mark his 350th Parkash Utsav. Sharing some glimpses from my visit to Patna at that time
(Asr,Pb)Govt Setup to Probe Desecration, Police Investigating Lynching at Golden Temple
Special investigation team (SIT) has been set up to probe an alleged desecration attempt at the Golden Temple in Amritsar whereas Punjab police are trying to ascertain the identity of the man, who was beaten to death after the incident. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said an SIT has been constituted under the deputy commissioner of police (law and order), which would submit its report in two days.
The accused spent a few hours at the “Parikarma” of the holiest shrine of Sikhs, Randhawa said, adding that he was “here with an aim”.
A case was registered against the unidentified man late on Saturday night under IPC sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 307 (attempt to murder), Amritsar Police Commissioner Sukchain Singh Gill said on Sunday.
He said footage obtained from all the cameras at the Golden Temple is being examined to collect information about the accused.
The footage shows that the man entered the Golden Temple around 11 am on Saturday and slept for a few hours in front of the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs
The incident occurred after 6 pm and he had spent several hours in the Golden Temple before committing the crime
The man jumped across the railings inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Golen Temple, picked up the ceremonial sword and reached near a place where a Sikh priest was reciting the holy Guru Granth Sahib.
He was caught by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) task force members.
When he was being taken to the SGPC office, the angry “sangat” (congregation) thrashed him badly, which subsequently led to his death.
SGPC task force has also been suggested to form its own intelligence
Earlier, several political leaders condemned the alleged sacrilege attempt at the Golden Temple.
(New Delhi)Pak Issued 136 Visas to Indian Pilgrims :Sant Shadaram Sahib
Group of Indian pilgrims is visiting Pakistan to participate in the 313th birth anniversary celebrations of Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib, at Shadani Darbar Hayat Pitafi in Sindh from December 4 to 15.
“Today, Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued 136 visas to Indian Hindu pilgrims for visit to their religious sites in Pakistan,” the high commission said in a statement.
Shadani Darbar, over 300 years old, is a sacred place for Hindu devotees from across the globe. The Shadani Darbar was founded in 1786 by Sant Shadaram Sahib.
(Asr,Pb)SGPC Gets New President in H S Dhami
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee honorary chief secretary Harjinder Singh Dhami Promoted to the Post of president of the apex religious body of the Sikhs.,Dhami succeeded Bibi Jagir Kaur as the president of the SGPC.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had on Monday announced Kaur as party candidate from the Bholath Assembly seat in Kapurthala district for the polls.
Dhami, a Badal family loyalist, is a member of the SGPC from Sham Chaurasi segment of Hoshiarpur district
The other officer-bearers who were elected include Raghujit Singh Virk (senior vice-president), Surinder Singh (junior vice-president) and Karnail Singh Panjoli (general secretary).
The SGPC general house of 191 members comprises 170 elected by Sikh voters, 15 co-opted and six sitting heads of Sikh temporal seats and the Golden Temple head priest.