Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) the premier body of the Sikhs with Dal Khalsa and SAD (Panch Pardani) on Thursday observed the martyrdom day of Beant Singh, who assassinated late Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India 29 years ago on this day.
The head of Akal Takht Gaini Gurbachan Singh honored Sarbjit Singh the son of Beant Singh, Satwant Singh the son of Kehar Singh and Waryam Singh the brother of Bhai Satwant Singh.
Kanwarpal Singh, the spokesperson of Dal Khalsa, said that they observed the martyrdom anniversary of Beant Singh who had punished a person who was responsible for attack on Golden Temple.
"We along with Harnam Singh Khalsa, Akal Takht and SGPC honoured son of Beant Singh and gave him a silver plaque. We also gave a memorandum to Akal Takht to construct a memorial in memory of Beant Singh, Kehar Singh and Satwant Singh in Golden Temple complex," he added.
While talking to ANI, Gaini Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, said that the 29th anniversary of Beant Singh is being observed who killed Indira Gandhi who had engineered attack on Akal Takht and Golden Temple.
Beant Singh, Kehar Singh and Satwant Singh couldn't bear attack on Golden Temple and Akal Takht so they punished Indira Gandhi of her mistake. Sikhs have no personal animosity with anyone, her own mistakes came before her. He said that they are pride of Sikh Panth. SGPC had always been observing their anniversaries.
The radicals present there urged the SGPC to construct the memorial in memory of all the three in the Golden Temple Complex in any shape and at any place. As the sacrifice of Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh was meant to uphold the rich traditions and glory of Darbar Sahib and Akal Takht, it was the desire of the Sikh Panth that SGPC should build a memorial in their memory at suitable place within the complex said the radical leaders.
Sarabjit Sigh Khalsa, son of Beant Singh said, "My father had achieved martyrdom while taking revenge for attack on Golden Temple and Akal Takht. There should be a memorial in his memory in the Golden Temple complex".
Echoing with Sarabjit Singh, the son of Kehar Singh, Satwant Singh said, "Whenever Golden Temple or Akal Takht was attacked in past, Sikhs have taken revenge; so my father also took revenge with the help of Beant Singh and Satwant Singh for attacking Sikhs most religious place. To honour their martyrdom there should be a memorial and annual Panthic gatherings should be held there."
A resolution to this effect was adopted today on the occasion and the heads of Damdami Taksal, Dal Khalsa and Panch Pardani besides the kin of all the three martyrs signed the copy of the resolution, which was handed over to Jathedar of Akal Takht for implementation. Notably it took more than two decades to give nod the SGPC after it constructed the "Martyrs memorial of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the Golden Temple Complex.
Jathedar said, " I have received a memorandum from Dal Khalsa, I will contemplate with other Sikh high priests but already a memorial of all the 'martyrs' exists in the Golden Temple complex."
--ANI (Posted on 31-10-2013)