The Nirankari Mission Monday said that they were satisfied with the ongoing police investigation into the Amritsar attack. While avoiding any reference to the past trouble between the sect and the Sikhs, the regional in-charge of the Mission, Joginder Kaur, also refused to comment on the state government’s claim about separatist terror forces being involved.
Responding to a question, she said, “1978 conflict is an old thing now. We have no enmity with anyone.” Joginder Kaur met the injured at Guru Nank Dev Hospital along with CM Amarinder Singh. She was accompanied by zonal in-charge of the Mission, Sukhdev Singh.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri militant groups are under scanner after the attack. However, Joinder Kaur said, “We are not able to understand the reason behind the attack because we don’t have bad relations with any individual or group. We do not comment against followers of any religion. We have no enmity with anyone. If anybody has problem with us or our style of preaching, we don’t know why would that be. We are satisfied with ongoing probe.”
She added, “I can’t confirm how many Narankari Bhavans are their in Punjab. There is Bhavan at every 8-9 km. We have already installed CCTV cameras in many of such Bhavans and soon cameras will be installed at all Bhavans.”
About security at these congregation centres, she said, “We have no deployment of the police at our Bhavans. We had no idea that anything like this can happen. We never asked for security. Police have said that they will provide security and there are no issues in this. Maybe we have been treated as an easy target.”