Harsimrat alleges connection between Manjeet GK’s attackers and Tytler. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Sunday alleged that the men who attacked Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK in California have links with Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI and enjoy the support of senior Congress leader and accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, Jagdish Tytler. Harsimrat told ANI, “Heads of ‘Sikhs for Justice’ who are direct beneficiaries of ISI and work on their orders and are supported by those who are in direct touch with the likes of Jagdish Tytler, and Jasbeer Singh Lobana and his son Gagandeep Singh Lobana, were seen attacking him (Manjit Singh GK). Jasbeer Singh Lobana is the same person who has spent three months in jail for trying to intimidate an eyewitness against Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 massacre.”
“These people are attacking that person (Manjit Singh GK) of Sikh community, who has been fighting for years to get justice, to put Jagdish Tytler behind bars and to ensure that people get to know the reality of the Gandhi family. This attack clarifies that the nexus between the Congress party, the Sikhs for Justice and the ISI,” she added. She also accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of having links with the miscreants who attacked the Sikh leader on Saturday. “Rahul Gandhi said in UK that Congress had no role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots and within a few hours our president Manjeet Singh GK was attacked. You will find a connect between the attackers and Rahul Gandhi.” The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader demanded adequate security for the DSGMC chief and said that she will discuss the issue with US Ambassador.
“We demand adequate security to be given to Manjit ji so that these hooligans are not allowed to harm him. I am also going to meet the Ambassador of US and the Home Minister and we are going to lead a delegation and demand that these kinds of people who are creating havoc and are working against our country and community should be blacklisted from our country,” she said. Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took to twitter and condemned the attack on the DSGMC Chief. “Strongly condemn the attack on Sardar Manjit Singh GK in California. Manjit GK has made a huge contribution to the management and expansion of the Sikh religious, social and educational institutions,” Jaitley tweeted.
The reaction from several leaders came a day after Manjit Singh GK was attacked by a group of unknown men at the Yuba City Gurdwara in California on Saturday. The attackers pushed Singh to the ground, causing his turban to fall off and blackened his face. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the matter. The DSGMC chief recalled the incident and said that a group of over 20 people had attacked him. This is the second such attack on Manjit in this week. On Monday, the DSGMC chief and his family were allegedly attacked by Khalistan sympathisers at a TV studio in New York, following which he appealed to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for help and demanded action. (ANI)