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"Punjab being pushed towards darkness": Akal Takht Jathedar on Morinda sacrilege incident

Bathinda: After the sacrilege incident at a gurdwara in Punjab's Morinda, Jathedar of Shri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh expressed concern over these incidents in Punjab.
The Jathedar said that incidents of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Gutka Sahib are happening continuously in Punjab, which is a matter of concern. He said the incident that happened on Monday in Morinda deeply hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs.
"A person came and thrashed the granthi and also talked about Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This incident is not tolerable," Giani Harpreet Singh said.
The Jathedar further said that the government and the administration should take strict action against the person.
"Until strict action is taken against such persons, sacrilege cannot stop. These things happening in Punjab indicate that the State is being pushed towards darkness. There must be some bigger forces behind them," he said.
The video of the incident went viral on social media.
In the video, a man can be seen entering the sanctum sanctorum of Gurdwara in Morinda, hit granthis (priests) and desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has assured action after the video of sacrilege at a Gurdwara in Morinda surfaced on social media.
"The incident that happened at Gurdwara Sri Kotwali Sahib of Morinda is highly condemnable and no one will be spared for this incident. Anyone who commits the act of blasphemy will be severely punished... For us, the honour of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the first priority," tweeted Mann.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh demanded strict action against the perpetrator.
"The beadbi incident at Gurdwara Sri Kotwali Sahib in Morinda is highly condemnable. I urge Punjab Police to immediately arrest the perpetrator of this heinous crime and award the strictest punishment possible," tweeted Capt Amarinder Singh. (ANI)

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