Gurdas Maan controversy: Dera Murad Shah devotees block Jalandhar-Nakodar highway

Gurdas Maan controversy: Dera Murad Shah devotees block Jalandhar-Nakodar highway

Devotees block the road for police action against Gurdas Maan.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 5

After members of the Satkar Committee, a Sikh organisation, blocked Jalandhar-Delhi Highway over the controversy related to Gurdas Maan, devotees of Dera Baba Murad Shah in Nakodar staged a dharna near Jagraon Bridge on Jalandhar-Nakodar Highway on Sunday.

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They demand that a case of inciting religious sentiments should be registered against Paramjit Singh Akali, who spoke abusively against Sai Laddi Shah of the dera. The police in large numbers reached the spot to pacify the dera supporters, who kept the road blocked for nearly two hours. While the agitators complained against Akali at the Nakodar police station earlier, no action was taken so far.

Dera devotee Rohit Sahni told that the police had registered a case against Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan on August 26. “Even as Mann had apologised to Sikh organisations for his remarks. Despite that the police registered the case. After the incident, Paramjit Singh Akali spoke derogatory statements about Sai Laddi Shah due to which the sentiments of dera supporters have been hurt. That’s why we have staged a dharna today,” added Shani.

Last week, on August 20, his video had gone viral wherein he was heard saying that the chief of a dera and Nakodar Sai Laddi Shah was from the descendants of Guru Amar Dass, third Sikh master. While, he had posted a video on the social media platform after offering apology over his remarks, the Sikh bodies not only demanded an FIR against him but also his arrest.

The Nakodar police had registered a case against Maan under Section 295-A of the IPC for hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community.


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