On Sunday, Pak Sikh leadership hits India during an event held at Pakistan’s Gurdwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib to observe the centenary of Saka Nankana Sahib. Aamir Hashmi, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) spokesperson from Nankana Sahib said that the Sikh leaders of Pak including Chawla, PSGPC president Satwant Singh, former president Bishan Singh, and others had declared to take up the issue of alleged atrocities on Sikhs in India to international human rights organizations. Reportedly, the event was jointly organized by ETPB and Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC).
Supposedly, during the event, Khalistani Gopal Singh Chawla including Sikh leaders instigated Indian Sikhs in the presence of Pak’s federal minister Brig (r) Izaz Shah to join hands with Kashmiri terrorists and jointly raise their voices against the Indian government. The spokesperson also noted that the event was virtually addressed by officiating Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Harpreet Singh. The Sikh jatha was also denied by India to leave for Pak owing to the covid situation in the neighboring country.
Hashmi said that to return the Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and historical religious articles that were earlier taken away during the post-Indo-Pak partition, Pakistan Punjab’s Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Human Rights and Minority Affairs Mohinderpal Singh demanded its return from SGPC. He further added that the demand was made because the Pak govt wanted to build a museum for ‘darshan’.