It is better to blame the villagers and local gurdwara commitee ,if we have Sikh villages where people have more faith in Samadh's than Guru granth sahib then its better to call these people something else but not sikhs.Even millions of Gurdwara going hindu's are not going to do this type of beadbi of Guru granth sahib and someone did that and entire village was silent.
Just tear 1 page of quran and there will be riots here and there
just kill 1 cow and and mobs will go out of control
Do whatever with GGS or sikh symbols ,sikhs will do nothing
Chandigarh, Panjab - UNITED SIKHS has petitioned the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) to investigate the desecration of five Saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and other Sikh scriptures in a Panjab village on 12th Aug 2011.
The petition filed through UNITED SIKHS Legal Director, Mejindarpal Kaur, calls upon the Commission to use its power under section 14 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, to have the desecration case investigated by a special investigation team headed by an officer of Indian Police Service rank for offences of injuring religious sentiments and promoting enmity between religious groups and acts which threaten national integration under sections 295-A, 153- A, 153-B of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“UNITED SIKHS had to petition the PHRC because the Punjab Police had to date, more than a week after the sacrilegious incident, only investigated the incident as a mere theft and trespass,” said Gurvinder Singh, UNITED SIKHS’ Chandigarh based lawyer who filed the petition. You may read the petition here. Voices For Freedom , an international human rights group, which is based in Chandigarh, has also filed a similar petition though its lawyer, Simranjit Singh.
On the rainy night of 12th/13th Aug 2011, five Saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the eternal Guru of the Sikhs, were desecrated after they removed from the Gurdwara at Udhampur Nallan, a small peaceful village near Chandigarh, and thrown in a nearby disused well along with other religious scriptures and the Chaur Sahib ( fly whisk). This was discovered by local Sikh women who had come to clean the Gurdwara at dawn, when they saw the unlocked entrance door to the Darbar Sahib, where the congregation gathers to pray in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. They then noticed that the Saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji were missing. They alerted the Sarpanch (village head) and the Gurdwara president who gathered the villagers to look for the Saroops. When the rain subsided, the Saroops were found in a nearby disused well along with other missing items. The Saroops were removed from the well and after conducting a religious ceremony of Ishnaan they were restored to the Gurdwara before final rites were performed on 14th August 2011 at Goindwaal Sahib.
“This incident was well planned, where the perpetrator(s) removed from the gurdwara all five saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Chaur sahib (fly whisk) and all other religious books and scriptures and threw them in the well nearby making no attempt to hide the items. Further there was no sign of forced entry nor was any golakh money (community donations) or anything of monetary value stolen, save an amplifier system which is hitherto unrecovered.
“This suggests that this was not a simple act of theft. Instead the perpetrators intended to incite the Sikh community and by so doing cause disharmony. Hence it is imperative that investigations are stepped up to investigate the more serious offences of causing religious enmity and jeopardizing harmony,” added Mejindarpal Kaur.
The UNITED SIKHS legal team filed the petition after visiting Udhanpur Nallan to interview the villagers and the Gurdwara President, Kulwant Singh. Our team also met with the Punjab Police investigating team, led by Jarnail Singh.
“The village community is in shock and we pray for forgiveness that this sacrilege took place in our Gurdwara . Until the culprit is found we take full responsibility for the pain that has been caused to the community,” said a tearful Kulwant Singh.
Punjab Radio USA made a program that is worth listening to the full. The contributions made by participators highlighted the issue further.
There is also an exhibition on Golden Temple Amritsar in London by UKPHA where Mr. Toor explained that on the temple parkarma there used to be buildings where Sikhi was researched and taught to local and foreign scholars and those buildings were demolished by Akali group in 1945 - why? Are we really blind not be able to see the problem! http://www.facebook.com/PunjabiRadio?sk=wall&filter=2