Shiromani Akali Dal- Sanyukt (SAD-S) senior leader Parminder Singh Dhindsa has slammed the Congress party for encouraging its workers to enter the holy Harmandir Sahib wearing T-shirts with a photograph of Jagdish Tytler, one of the accused in the 1984 Sikh massacre.
“The Congress party is notorious for its mischievous acts and irresponsible behaviour. It does not miss any opportunity to vitiate the atmosphere of Punjab,” Dhindsa, a former finance minister of Punjab, said in a statement on Thursday.
“A party worker visiting the Golden Temple, wearing a T-shirt with a photo of party leader Jagdish Tytler is a part of the Congress’ nefarious design to destabilise Punjab. We demand an impartial investigation into the case to unearth the conspiracy behind the whole incident,” he added.
Dhindsa, a former MLA from Lehra, claimed that the Congress has a long history of being anti-Sikh and has always hurt the sentiments of the community by indulging itself in abominable acts against Sikhs. “We will never forget the wounds and pain caused to us during the 1985 Sikh pogrom. Tytler was among the Congress leaders who led the mob in Delhi and incited them to kill our innocent sisters and brothers,” he said.
The SGPC has also condemned the act of the Congress worker for getting his photograph clicked inside the premises with the T-shirt carrying the photograph of Tytler. Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, SGPC assistant secretary, media, has confirmed that, on the instructions of the SGPC president, a police complaint against Karamjit Singh has been lodged by the manager of Sri Darbar Sahib.
Meanwhile, the Congress has denied any connection to Karamjit Singh Gill. Karamjit Singh visited the Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib wearing the T-shirt and got his photograph clicked on the premises of the gurdwara.