Insaaf morcha is actively protesting at Behbal Kalan demanding justice in the sacrilege cases. The morcha leaders are sitting on dharna for the last year. They are protesting to get the judicial verdict in the sacrilege case. In many ways, the religious protest is similar to the farmers’ protest that was set up on the Delhi-Haryana borders.
Bandh on the Chandigarh-Mohali Border
Recently, Qaumi Insaaf Morcha called a bandh on the Chandigarh-Mohali border. They were demanding the release of “Bandi Singhs” who have completed their jail terms. Also, the morcha demanded the strictest punishment for the ones accused of sacrilege bids (blasphemy). The firing cases took place at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura and many police officials including Former IPS PS Umranagal and former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini are accused in the case.
As per media reports, protesters have announced that they will continue conducting such activities with even more vigor.
United Akali Dal president Gurdeep Singh Bathinda speaking to TOI said that the Sikh groups are struggling for over 7 years to get justice in cases of sacrilege and firing incidents at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan where two protesters Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Gurjit Singh were killed in policed firing on October 14, 2015.
He said the Sikhs have been feeling alienated and have to come to roads to get their demands fulfilled and going by it we have started the indefinite morcha at Mohali.
Act for Punishable Life Imprisonment
In another report, Advocate AS Chahal, Gurcharan Singh, and Dilsher Singh Jandiala stated that the central government should pass an Act in which the sacrilege acts of any religious Granth of any community is to be made punishable by life imprisonment by holding trial through fast track courts and by making the same to be time
United with Sikh Organizations
In the meanwhile, Behbal Kalan Morcha leaders said that they are united with other Sikh organizations and will continue the protest including the “Rihai” of “Bandi Sikhs”
The morcha activities will continue their protest on the Mohali border as well as in Behbal Kalan. The police barricades and tippers will not be able to stop morcha’s agitations. Morcha has started a permanent sit-in agitation on the Chandigarh-Mohali border by a host of Sikh bodies to demand the release of “Bandi Singhs”, or Sikh prisoners, from jail and the justice in the firing case at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura.
In the meantime, Krishan Bhagwan Singh’s son Sukhraj Singh who is sitting in protest at Behbal Kalan since December 16 said,” We did not want the attention to be diverted on two parallel programs so we have postponed our action plan which will be taken soon.”
Our battle for justice will continue and we will keep striving on the path shown by our Gurus!