21st March 2012
During a huge Gurmat Samagam in Punjab on 20th March 2012, Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale have given an important message to the Khalsa Panth about India’s proposed ‘hang till death’ sentence on Bhai Balwant Singh Ji Rajoana scheduled for 9:00am (IST), 31st March 2012.
A second Akhand Paath Sahib is currently taking place at Gurdwara Parmeshar Dwar Sahib (Patiala) for the Chardi Kalaa of Bhai Rajoana, rightly considered as a great lion of the Khalsa Panth.
Sant Dhadrianwale secured the support of thousands of Sikhs (and those from other communities present) during the Diwaan that Bhai Rajoana must not be hanged. This announcement and the reasons explained behind it was welcomed by the Sangat with cries of “Boleh So Nihaal” and arms raised in the air to confirm their support. Every subsequent Diwaan by the Jatha in the coming days will now be in the name of Bhai Rajoana in an attempt to show the support Bhai Rajaona has from the Sikhs and why the great warrior must not be given the death penalty by a country which is believed to be the ‘world’s largest democracy’.
Bringing up the Central Government of India, Sant Dhadrianwale have said much has already happened in the past. They have said those accused in the 1984 Delhi massacre like Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar are all alive, roaming free and have been given a ‘clean chit’. They said the law should be the same for all and not different for minorities like the Sikh community.
Sant Dhadrianwale spoke at length about the high Avastha Chardi Kalaa Jeevan of Bhai Rajaona and questioned how they (Sant Dhadrianwale) can even face Bhai Rajoana in jail when we have been able to do very little to prevent the death sentence, regardless of the fact Bhai Rajaoana does not want to file any appeal? Bhai Rajoana has constantly maintained he has done nothing wrong and committed no sin, but simply brought justice for the thousands who have suffered and been murdered in Punjab.
Sant Dhadrianwale have said they do not have the nerve to meet Bhai Rajaoana and look at them in the eye while photographs are taken for the front-page media because we have been unable to do anything yet. “What will we say to him, that we are just giving press statements in his support and that is all we can do?” Sant Dhadrianwale said the likes of Bhai Rajoana are the true diamonds of the Panth and we cannot afford to lose such gems. Bhai Rajoana is like a crown on our head that is a living example of a true Saint and Soldier.
Sant Dhadrianwale have said the Jathedar’s of the Takht’s now need to initiate a strong plan of action and lead the Khalsa Panth during this time. They have pledged that if the Akaal Takht takes action, Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale , the Jathebandhi and all the Sangat present in each Diwaan numbering hundreds of thousands will follow every instruction and will fill the jails of the country if need be. They have said the entire nation is watching what decision the Jathedar’s will make and how strong that decision will be.