Baisakhi Blight: Shocking Sacrilege Rocks Gurdwara Sahib

by Parminder Singh Sodhi

In a disturbing incident that marred the Baisakhi celebrations, a sacrilege act was reported at a revered Gurdwara Sahib in Chawanni Mohalla. The incident unfolded on Saturday, shocking devotees who had gathered to commemorate the auspicious occasion.

According to eyewitnesses, a man, whose identity remains unconfirmed, brazenly entered the sanctum of the gurdwara and allegedly desecrated the revered Guru Granth Sahib. Outraged by the sacrilege, the assembled devotees swiftly apprehended the individual and handed him over to the authorities.

Reports suggest that chaos ensued as some of the witnesses resorted to confronting the perpetrator, leading to a confrontation before the police intervened. Officers from Division Number 4 police station promptly responded to the distress call, rushing to the scene to restore order.

Parduman Kumar, the Station House Officer of Division Number 4 police Station, confirmed the arrest of the suspect. However, details regarding the suspect’s identity remained elusive as the investigation unfolded. A case has been registered under Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), highlighting the severity of the offense.

Initial findings indicate that the accused infiltrated the gurdwara premises during the serving of langar, a communal meal, which was part of the Baisakhi festivities. Subsequently, he proceeded to commit the sacrilege by disturbing the sanctity of the holy scriptures, an act that deeply offended the Sikh community.

The desecration, involving the pulling of a cloth sheet leading to the fall of the revered Guru Granth Sahib, has sparked widespread condemnation and calls for justice within the community. Despite efforts to ascertain the identity of the perpetrator, the individual remains reticent, refusing to disclose his name during police interrogation.

As the investigation unfolds, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for vigilance and respect for religious sanctuaries. The sacred occasion of Baisakhi, traditionally a time of joyous celebrations and spiritual reflection, has been overshadowed by this egregious act, underscoring the importance of preserving communal harmony and religious tolerance.

Parminder Singh Sodhi

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