ONTARIO, CANADA – Representatives of Canadian Gurdwaras under the umbrella of the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee issued a call for a Panthic conference at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib on Vaisakhi April 14th in support of Bhai Amritpal Singh and the Sikh youth that are being illegally detained and harassed by the Indian security forces in India.
In a press release directed to Sri Akal Takht Sahib and all pro-panthic organizations, the committee requested the Sikh sangat to gather in mass at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, on Vaisakhi day to iron out solid solutions for the various Panthic issues and challenges that include:
– The unwarranted arrest and detention of the Sikh youth who were rounded up under the pretense of NSA (National Security Act) and many have been flown to an internment centers in Assam, hundreds of miles from Punjab.
– Support Bhai Amritpal Singh, who spearheaded a successful campaign of Sikh Parchar, Amrit Sanchar, and anti-drug addiction efforts, and was consequently forced to go underground after being falsely implicated in various criminal cases by the authorities as a desperate attempt to squash his parchar in Punjab.
– The resolution to the release of Sikh political prisoners who are being illegally being held under government pressure despite serving out their official sentences, and confront other issues connected to Punjab water rights, and the ecological balance of Punjab and its agriculture.
|“ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਰਹਿਨੁਮਾਈ ਹੇਠ ਸਾਰਥਕ ਹੱਲ ਲੱਭੇ ਜਾਣ ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਹੀਰ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕਣ ਦਾ ਹਿੰਦੋਸਤਾਨ ਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਜੋ ਜੁਰਮ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ, ਭਾਈ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਉਸ ਵਹੀਰ ਨੂੰ ਪੂਰੇ ਖਾਲਸਾਈ ਜਾਹੋ-ਜਲਾਲ ਨਾਲ ਮੁੜ ਸੁਰਜੀਤ ਕਰ ਸਕਣ”|
The organizations requested the Sikh leadership and sangat to gather in mass on Vaisakhi day to focus and sort out solutions for these challenges in accordance with age-old Panthic traditions under the aegis of Sri Akal Takht Sahib.
They also requested that Bhai Amritpal Singh to resume the traditional “Khalsa Vaheers” in full-fledged majesty and grandeur, that were brought to a halt as a result of the heavy handed tactics of the government.
All Sikh organizations and Panthic political parties requested to put aside their differences and deliver a solid unified response to the anti-Sikh crackdown of the Indian government during this critical moment.
The press release of the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee was issued by spokesperson, Amarjit Singh Mann. Original Gurmukhi version attached below: