Former Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Paramjit Singh Sarna was attacked by an angry youth when a ‘Kirtan Darbar’ was underway in 2011. Caught unaware, Sarna fell off his chair and as a result his turban also came off.
It is noteworthy that the Harvinder Singh, who attacked Sarna, had earlier slapped former union minister Sharad Pawar for his anti-Sikh remark. This incident happened at Rohini area of New Delhi where a ‘Kirtan Darbar’ was being organised by Manjit Singh Sachdeva, a fromer member of DSGMC.
Immediately after the incident, supporters of Sarna overpowered the assailant, Harvinder Singh who was given severe thrashing. He received serious injuries before being handed over to Delhi Police.
While Harvinder’s action was condemnable, it was unjust on part of Sarna’s supporters to thrash him badly before handing over to Police. Even police didn’t take any action those, who manhandled and injured him badly.
Sikhism preaches tolerance and youth shouldn’t have attacked Sarna. But this act of violence showed sheer frustration on part of Sikh youth and a testimony to the fact that how people were fed up with anti-Sikh activities of Sarna brothers.