MEHTA, Punjab—As per emerging reports, a saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was found desecrated near Sri Amritsar at village Ram Dewali Musalmana Gurdwara Sahib. The incident took place around 12:30 AM last night.
While providing details of the incident, Bhai Gurdeep Singh Bathinda of United Akali Dal said, “three men entered the Gurdwara Sahib and desecrated Guru Granth Sahib and other pothiswhich were kept at the Gurdwara.”
“Several pothis were put atop the scripture of Guru Granth Sahib and set on fire,” he added. The volume of Guru Granth Sahib and 10 pothis were damaged completely.
Police has arrested three persons namely
Prem Titu, Raju and Shamsher Masih in relation to the incident.
The individuals apparently also broke the Gurdwara golak before putting the saroop and pothis on fire.
Prominent Sikh Jathebandis, along with the activists of Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee are present at the village.
Bhai Sukhjit Singh Khose of the Satkar Committee said, “this is the second incident of sacrilege in less than 24 hours. Just earlier today, we recovered three badly damaged saroops of Guru Granth Sahib from a jathera (place of ancestral worship) and samadh (tomb) from village Kishangarh (Jalandhar).”
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