The ‘Nagar Kirtan’ began from Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan, and crossed over to India in the afternoon with around 500 Sikh devotees who crossed the border carrying the holy Guru Granth Sahib on their head.
The Akali leaders recalled that Brahmpura was “in the forefront of the party’s resolution expressing total faith in the leadership of Sukhbir Singh Badal immediately after the results of the Vidhan Sabha poll were declared”.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is importing a new computerised machine worth about Rs 8 crore for printing Guru Granth Sahib. The move comes at a time when Punjab is planning to strengthen an anti-blasphemy law to cover any ‘sacrilege’ of the holy book.
Facing massive outrage over the sacrilege and killing of two protesters in police firing, the SAD-BJP government had removed Sumedh Singh Saini and appointed Suresh Arora as Punjab Director General of Police on October 25, 2015.
Set up on April 14 by the Amarinder Singh government, the Ranjit Singh Commission was given six months to probe the desecration cases of all religions. It was on May 20 that the Commission in its first advertisement in newspapers asked people to record their statements about desecration of any religious scripture belonging to any religion.