Jathedar Akal Takht appeals to be ready for self-defence in the wake of Dera Sauda chief impending court verdict


AMRITSAR: Despite governmental claims of readiness and police imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144, thousands of Dera Sauda Sirsa followers have managed to reach Panchkula where tomorrow a judgement is likely to be announced in a sexual assault case with the pseudo-saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim as the prime accused.

Giani Gurbachan Singh,, the Jathedar -provost of the Akal Takht Sahib has, asked the Sikhs to “be ready for the things that will prevail due to the verdict and ensure safety”. He said the dera’s followers can “materialise any unfortunate incident on the day of the verdict under their bad intentions” and that Sikhs should “make arrangements for self-defence as well as for the security of Gurdwaras”. Sikhs should gather at gurdwaras to keep vigil there to prevent any untoward incident, he added.

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