In a shocking incident that has sent ripples through the community, a case of desecration of Gutka Sahib has surfaced at a dera in Dan Singhwala village of Bathinda. The sacrilegious act, discovered on a somber Sunday, has not only left the local Sikh community in dismay but has also raised questions about the sanctity of religious spaces.
The disturbing incident unfolded when members of Takht Damdama Sahib’s Dharma Prachar Committee were alerted to the sacrilege. Panj Pyaras, representing the religious committee, swiftly responded by visiting the dera where they apprehended Bakhtoor Singh, the head of the camp. However, Dharma Singh managed to evade capture, fleeing the scene before authorities arrived.
Upon searching the premises, torn pages of Gutka Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhism, were discovered within a trunk. To ensure the sacred text’s proper reverence, members of the Dharma Prachar Committee took immediate action, relocating the damaged Gutka Sahib to a nearby gurdwara in the village.
Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police, Gulneet Singh Khurana, confirmed the seriousness of the incident, stating that an FIR had been registered in connection with the desecration. Two individuals, including Bakhtoor Singh, were swiftly arrested, marking a crucial step towards justice for the reprehensible act.
The incident has sparked concerns among the local Sikh community, prompting discussions about the need for increased security measures to safeguard religious institutions. The desecration of Gutka Sahib is not merely an attack on a physical object but an affront to the spiritual and cultural fabric of the Sikh community.
Leaders within the Sikh community are calling for a thorough investigation to uncover the motives behind the act and ensure that all individuals involved face appropriate legal consequences. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance in preserving the sanctity of religious spaces, fostering unity among communities, and upholding the principles of religious tolerance.