Abohar, September 9: The SAD didn’t face any protest during its rally here on Sunday, but a group of Sikhs showed black flags to the party top brass when the cavalcade of former CM Parkash Singh Badal and party chief Sukhbir Badal passed by en route to the rally venue.
These protesters had assembled near a flyover on the town’s outskirts early in the morning. A heavy police force was deployed.
Leading the protest, Bakhshish Singh, an Abohar resident, said: “We have converged here to express resentment against the Badals’ role in sacrilege cases. The Akalis stand exposed today as the Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) Commission report has virtually indicted the party’s top leadership.”
Heera Singh, another protester, said the then SAD-BJP government should have acted tough against those responsible for sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. Ajaib Singh, a protester from Patti Sadiq village, said, “The Badals eroded the authority of institutions such as the SGPC and Akal Takht by granting pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. They also facilitated the release of his movie.”
Source Tribune India