Punjab Govt. helped Wrong People Even After Information: Shiv Sena
BEAS, Punjab—Giving impression of unity against anti-panthik forces, thousands of Sikhs assembled on the Beas river bridge on GT road on Wednesday, May 25, to challenge various Hindu terrorist groups including Shiv Sena who had announced to take out a “Lalkar Rally” to Amritsar.
This past week, the Shiv Sena, Hindu Surakhia Samiti, Hindu Students Federation and other right-wing organizations had announced to carry out a rally against Khalistani groups in Punjab. Shiv Sena leader Nishant Sharma, along with other leaders had made provocative statements, challenging Sikhs for a confrontation in Beas. Video of Nishant Sharma has been circulating on social media; however, no one from these groups dared to confront with Sikhs who were led by Akal Takht Sahib acting Jathedar Bhai Dhian Singh Mand and Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala.
Other prominent Sikh leaders who participated the gathering included Dr. Gurjinder Singh (Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala), Bhai Bagicha Singh Rattakhera, Bhai Surinder Singh Thikriwala, SAD (A) leader Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh wala, Satnam Singh Manawa, Ranjit Singh Damdami Taksal and Bhai Balbir Singh Muchhal from the Guru Granth Sahib Sarkar committee.
Amid heavy security arrangements made by the Police of Amritsar and Kapurthala, the Sikhs started gathering on the bridge since Tuesday night in view of Police restrictions. Several buses arrived here from different parts of Punjab, full of Sikh activists. While the right-wing Hindu organizations failed to stand up to their own challenge, Sikh groups gave their gathering the name of “Anakh Rally”. Sikh groups also shouted pro-freedom slogans as well as slogans against the Shiv Sena and Badal government.