‘Sacrilege’ Needs Rigorous Punishment: Golden Temple Administration

A gentleman was overwhelmed to death soon after he allegedly tried to dedicate “sacrilege” inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday night. The gentleman hailed from Uttar Pradesh and was observed in a movie, jumping within a fence, to achieve the Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple.

The incident took location all through the evening prayers (Rehraas Sahib). The man jumped from the golden railing inside the sanctum sanctorum, picked a sword and arrived at around the area where a Sikh priest was reciting the holy Guru Granth Sahib. The gentleman was caught by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) job force users.

In discussion with Outlook, Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (who are in cost of themnagement of the Golden Temple)  presents us insight into what happened and how at the Golden Temple on Saturday night time. 

What does ‘beadbi’ or ‘sacrilege’ of Guru Granth Sahib Ji mean?

Beadbi suggests getting disrespectful to Expert Granth Sahib Ji. It can be interpreted in so many approaches, ‘beadbi’is an insult to the Gurus, the maryada, Sri Dhan Expert Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. For instance, when you enter the premises the place Guru Granth Sahib Ji or any aspect of it is saved you have to abide by specific regulations like masking your head, not putting on sneakers, a single should be clean up, not be under affect of liquor, need to not have smoked or consumed non-vegetarian food stuff. A person generally demands to wash fingers, facial area and toes before touching Expert Granth Sahib Ji. Even the wrong pronunciation of Gurbani is regarded as ‘beadbi’. In very simple words and phrases, ‘beadbi’ is getting disrespectful and Guru Granth Sahib Ji is our 11th dwelling Expert and remaining Sikhs, it is our ethical duty to safeguard our Expert.

How can a man or woman attempt sacrilege in Golden Temple inspite of these types of substantial security?

Golden Temple is 1 of the five takhts of Sikhism and a important tourist location, each individual day lakhs of persons arrive to take a look at the holy shrine. Like other times, yesterday way too the shrine was entirely secured but the accused didn’t come with any weapon. For us, he was component of the Sangat but he experienced destructive intent and no a person we can odor that. He attempted to hurt when the night prayers ended up likely on and every person during this time are devoted in prayers, their guards had been down. He jumped from the railing went for Shri Sahib (sword) and in advance of he could take out the sword our guards took maintain of him. This all was recorded on CCTV cameras and considering the fact that the night prayers are stay telecast on a private channel, this incident was noticed by all people.

But why did the community destroy the accused in position of basically handing him over to the law enforcement?

The accused was interrogated but he didn’t say a phrase, neither discovered his identification and we attempted to choose keep of the problem but the Sangat was as well angry. If we experimented with to stop a thing we would have been the culprits of the Sangat also. So, yes, the Sangat did consider to interrogate the accused but he didn’t say just about anything and in the end, he was killed simply because the Sangat was in massive number and they have been genuinely offended.

How can you justify having the law and order into your very own palms?

I simply cannot justify the incident but we have to shell out awareness that around 300 conditions of sacrilege have been noted in the past 6 many years and the police have tried to examine it but owing to deficiency of proof the charges had been normally dropped and when a human being is charged with blasphemy, he/she can be booked only less than section 295A of Indian Penal Code, which doesn’t present strict punishment as blasphemy can vary particular person to particular person but sacrilege is the major sin in Sikhism. Three times back again, a human being was accused of ‘beadbi’ of Shri Gutka Sahib, we handed him more than to the police… he’s in police remand. We belief the law and purchase but in this article in Golden Temple, the situation grew to become unstable as it was completed in the course of the Rehraas sahib and there ended up hundreds of angry pilgrims.

How do you think the govt can assist in this situation?

First of all, the authorities can assistance us detect the perpetrator by DNA tests so that we can look into why he tried using to damage our spiritual sentiments. Second, we need demanding punishment for sacrilege. There are over 300 cases and it is substantial time we tackled this issue for the reason that this is not just any crime…sacrilege is sin.

So, I demand that the governing administration need to introduce everyday living imprisonment for sacrilege.