Two days after former refused to ‘seek forgiveness’, after he was declared ‘tankhayia’ (guilty of religious misdeed) at the Sarbat Khalsa, radicals Sikh outfits on Thursday decided to organise a meeting and decide on action against him.
Gill had been declared ‘tankhayia’ along with Operation Bluestar Commander, Lt Gen Kuldip Singh Brar (retd), by the radical Sikhs during the Sarbat Khalsa in Amritsar on Tuesday. He had been directed to appear before the Akal Takht by November 20 to explain his position. Gill, however, has questioned the sanctity of the Sarbat Khalsa and has said that he will not appear before the Akal Takht.
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Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, chief of the All India Sikh Students Federation and an organiser of the Sarbat Khalsa, said: “We will take a call on him during a meeting to be called within a day or two”. He added that a person held guilty of religious misconduct can be excommunicated if he refuses to appear before the Akal Takht and seek forgiveness.
“The ‘tankhayia’ is akin to a suspension. Those who refuse to provide an explanation could be excommunicated. But I cannot say anything on KPS yet, unless we all sit together and decide on the further course of action. We are waiting for the organisers of Sarbat Khalsa to be released before we call the next meeting,” he said. Singh added that after the declaration of tankhayia, an official communication is sent to the ‘guilty.’
“I am not sure whether the duo have been informed officially about it. Since all our organisers were arrested by the police yesterday, we are yet to know what has been done. He has to then make a confession and seek atonement. He will be asked to perform a service,” he further said.
The radicals have also decided to constitute a People’s Commission to look into the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, “We will soon organise a meeting to decide on who all will be part of the commission. Our only aim is to find out the real culprits,” Karnail Singh said.