Punjab

Nihang Singhs extend support to Punjab Cong, repose faith in Capt Amarinder’s leadership

Devinder Singh Kohli /kaumimarg .com | November 22, 2016 11:39 PM
Nihang Singhs extend support to Punjab Cong, repose faith in Capt Amarinder’s leadership

Chandigarh

The Nihang Singhs from various organisations have extended their support to the Punjab Congress, expressing their full faith in the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh.Led by Dr. Karan Warring, the Nihangs, hailing from Halka Dakha (Ludhiana), met the Punjab Congress president here on Monday to convey their solidarity with him ahead of the state Assembly elections.

Acting under the guidance of Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, General Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), Dr. Warring led a large number of the Nihang Singhs from Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Satkar Committee, Guru Khalsa Dal and Dal Nihang Singh Parchar to the meeting.Prominent among the Nihang Singhs present at the meeting, which assumes significance in view of the polls ahead, were Jarnail Singh Bains, Pradeep Singh Ayali, Amanjot Singh Gahor, Parminder Singh Gahor, Fateh Singh Pamal and Lakhvir Singh Kailpur.

 Captain Amarinder assured the Nihangs that his party, once in power, would look into their pending demands, which include a free and fair inquiry into the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargadi, as well as probe into incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahin in various parts of the state. The Punjab Congress chief expressed concern at such incidents and promised action against those found guilty after a thorough investigation.The Nihangs, in their list of demands submitted to Captain Amarinder, said that baptized Sikhs working in government or private organisations should have the liberty to wear their religious clothing and items, and should also be allowed to keep their bears untied, as per their religious customs.No political interference in religious affairs is another key demand of the Nihang Singhs, who further said no member of the community should be arrested in the villages without first informing the Sarpanch about the case in which the arrest is being made, along with details of the policy party. And their families should not be subjected to undue harassment, they added.

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