Bajwa calls for House session on sacrilege: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Chandigarh, July 27

Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Partap Singh Bajwa has urged Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to convene a special Vidhan Sabha session on the sacrilegious incidents.

The Congress leader has written to Mann and Assembly Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan in this regard.

In his letters, Bajwa said the incidents of sacrilege were nothing less than a serious crime for which the most dissuasive punishment should be meted out to the perpetrators.

“However, with lenient contemporary laws, the culprits fearlessly continue their acts of desecration due to which the number of such incidents has reached over 400 in the past few years,” he said.

The Qadian MP said he saw tears streaming from the eyes of devotees, who attended the July 17 congregation in Khalsa over the issue of sacrilege at Fatehgarh Sahib.

“The chief duty of the chief minister is to do justice to the people of his state. An extraordinary session of the Assembly should be called to respect people’s feelings,” the PLC leader added.

In 2015, a “bir” (copy) of the Guru Granth Sahib was stolen from a gurdwara, handwritten sacrilegious posters were put up, and torn pages from the holy book were found scattered in Faridkot in 2015.

These incidents led to anti-sacrilege protests in Faridkot.

When police fired on anti-sacrilege protesters in October 2015, two people were killed in Behbal Kalan and a few others were injured in Kotkapura.

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