Chandigarh- Former MP and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Prem Singh Chandumajra on Wednesday condemned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) authorities in Punjab for committing “atrocities” in opposition to farmers and devotees on the historic Amb Sahib gurdwara in Mohali, stating the transfer was harking back to the atrocities dedicated by the Congress.
The SAD chief instructed the media that “it is shameful that the AAP government has turned gurdwaras into cantonments and even ousted devotees from its premises on the assumption that they had come there to support farmer organisations that had planned a protest in Chandigarh to demand fair compensation for flood ravaged farmers”.
Terming the act as a direct interference within the non secular affairs of the Sikh group, Chandumajra stated “the disrespect shown to the Sikh community has reminded the community about the ‘raj’ of Beant Singh. I request Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann not to tread the same path as its repercussions would not be in the interest of the state of its people”.
He additionally requested the Chief Minister to difficulty orders to the police to not are available in the best way of devotees visiting gurdwaras to pay their obeisance.
“I have also requested the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President to take up the issue and register a strong protest against the mistreatment of devotees who were forcefully taken out of the gurdwara premises, ” he stated.
“Such incidents hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community. The AAP government should ensure communal peace is not destroyed in the state under its watch, ” he stated.
Answering a query, Chandumajra stated the state authorities couldn’t impose prohibitory orders in gurdwaras. He stated the power used on farmers to cease them from coming into Chandigarh was additionally unlawful and in opposition to democratic ideas.
“The Chandigarh administration had given farmers permission to hold a protest in the UT. The Punjab government is not within its rights to stop them from entering the UT, ” he added.
He expressed solidarity with the reason for the farmer organisations and stated SAD supported their battle to safe justice for farmers. He stated the get together had additionally began a celebration programme to power the AAP authorities to pay truthful compensation to farmers and stated this may be expanded throughout the state.
“Even though the government has released Rs 186 crore yesterday after the ‘dharna’, this is too less. We demand the government release Rs 50, 000 per acre as compensation for farmers whose paddy crop was destroyed and Rs 2 lakh to all those whose houses were damaged.”
He stated farm labourers must also be compensated appropriately.