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Fugitive Amritpal Singh’s new demand, asked to call ‘Sarbat Khalsa’, released two VIDEOS

S. Singh / Chandigarh. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has called for a special meeting on April 7 at Takht Damdama Sahib, Bathinda, to discuss the role of Sikh and Punjabi journalism, contribution of Sikh media and challenges ahead in the context of the situation in Punjab Will go This meeting will be held at Takht Damdama Sahib on April 7 at 11 am. This decision has been taken at a time when fugitive Khalistani supporter Amritpal Singh has released two videos and demanded to call “Sarbat Khalsa”.

However, in the message issued by the Akal Takht Secretariat, it has been said that like-minded people should participate in the meeting on 7th April. The message said that in the last few days, the Punjab government has tried to target the Sikh community, but the Punjab-based media has tried to bring out the real picture. It has been said in this that the government has also tried to suppress the voice of journalists.

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Expressed concern over arrest under National Security Act
Journalists associated with Panth, Punjab and Punjabiyat will address this gathering. The Jathedar has said in his message that all brothers and sisters associated with Sikh and Punjabi journalism should take part in this meeting. Meanwhile, SGPC general secretary Gurcharan Singh Grewal said, “To call or not to call ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ is the sole prerogative of the Akal Takht Jathedar, which no one else has.” Grewal said that since the Jathedar is leading the Sikh community, he takes every decision with deep thought and takes the opinion of Sikh scholars and intellectuals.

Apart from this, he said that the Jathedar will see what should be done in the light of the present circumstances. He said that there is no doubt that several Sikhs close to Amritpal have been arrested under the National Security Act, which is a matter of grave concern.

how is sarbat khalsa called
Sikh scholar Baljinder Singh said that Sarbat Khalsa cannot be called on the wish of a person. However, he said that if the Jathedar has to call “Sarbat Khalsa”, he will have to do so after a series of meetings with Sikh scholars and intellectuals and see if it is needed. It is notable that the last Sarbat Khalsa took place on February 16, 1986 when Giani Kripal Singh was the Jathedar of Akal Takht. Before that, the executive committee of SGPC raised its demand in its meeting on 28 January 1986. The “Sarbat Khalsa” was called twice by hardline Sikhs through their self-styled Jathedars in 1986 and 2015.

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