After the verdict of CBI court for the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim the issue regarding apology given by Akal Takhat to dera chief for imitating Guru Gobind Singh has once again in limelight. Sikh community has demanded the resignation from Akal Takhat Jathedar Gianai Gurbachan Singh to pardon him.Secretary General of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Harbir Singh Sandhu and General Secretary Jarnail Singh Sakhira said that Giani Gurbachan Singh under the pressure of Akali Dal issued an order to forgive the Dera chief from Akal Takht although he had hurt religious sentiments of millions of Sikhs.“The Sikh organizations believe that if the law has sentenced Ram Rahim and given him a punishment of 20 years imprisonment, then he those who pardoned him should also be acted against” said Sandhu. He said that the decision to pardon Dera chief was wrong.The Sikh organization Dal Khalsa has also demanded that Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib should acknowledging his mistake of apologizing Ram Rahim and should apologize to entire Sikh community and have to resign from his post. On the other hand, Giani Baljit Singh Khalsa, appointed by Sarbha Khalsa, and Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Dhian Singh Mand also said that after court convicted Ram Rahim, now it is against the Sikh principles of Giani Gurbachan Singh to stay on his position.
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