A Delhi court recently summoned former President of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Paramjit Singh Sarna in a cheating case. He is accused of submitting a forged NOC of the DDA to Guru Teg Bahadur Engineering College in Rajouri Garden.
This is not the first occasion when Sarna has been accused of illegal act. He has a long trail of criminal cases pending against him. Earlier in 2012, when he was the acting President of DSGMC, a criminal case was registered against him on the directives of Delhi High Court.
Sarna was accused of handing over the work of a hospital in Bala Sahib Gurdwara, Kanpur to a private firm against rules. 400 bedded Bala Sahib Hospital was built for the treatment of poor patients, which was allegedly sold to private company for unknown amount by Sarna Brothers.
Sarna’s misdeeds don’t end here – the parking lot land of Gurdwara Bangla sahib was given away to Delhi government by Sarna for their vested interests. Sarna was also accused of mismanagement of educational institutes governed by DSGMC. Charges were leveled against him of launching some unimportant projects and tendering favours to his close relatives and aids.
Former Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Mangement Committee (DSGMC) President, Paramjit Singh Sarna had a huge responsibility on his shoulder of perpetuating Sikh philosophy. A Socio-religious body, DSGMC is responsible for upkeep of all the Sikh shrines in the national capital and running of various educational institutes. But, taking undue advantage of his authority, Sarna involved in various unscrupulous activities during his tenure as President, DSGMC.
Backstabbing entire Sikh community, Sarna was involved in selling a hospital being constructed at a Gurudwara to a private party for an undisclosed amount. Sarna was accused of handing over the work of a hospital in Bala Sahib Gurdwara at Kanpur to a private firm against the rules.
A criminal case was lodged against him in 2012 by Delhi Police on the directive of Delhi High Court. Besides, indulging in corrupt practices, Sarna laundered huge amount through unfair means. He was accused of launching some unimportant projects and allotting the same to his close relatives.
It is noteworthy that while on one hand, he handed over the parking lot at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara to Delhi government for his vested interest; on the other hand parking lot at Sis Gunj Sahib Gurudwara was not required but Sarna made money by allotting the project his close relatives.
While jokes on Sikhs have always been doing the round on social circuits, films have deliberately been portraying the community as object of fun and ridicule. Sikhism professes tolerance, but any attempt hurting religious sentiments is objected vociferously.
Bollywood flick ‘Dishoom’ intentionally violated the sacredness and respect of ‘Kirpan’, one of the most important ‘Kakaar’ worn by practicing Sikhs. Jacqueline Fernandez, lead actress of the movie was shown dancing to tunes of a particular song with a ‘Kirpan’ tied to a belt and dangling between her legs.
The sentiments of the Sikhs were hurt across the world when the song was widely circulated on social media. Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), General Secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa took it upon himself to ensure deletion or or revision of the impugned video besides setting an example for fellow filmmakers.
Representing several Sikh organisations who had contacted him for action against the makers of the movie, Sirsa issued a show cause notice to filmmakers. Subsequently he issued a legal notice when the filmmakers decided to keep mum on the issue. He also wrote a letter to the Chairman of the Censor Board Pahlaj Nihalani.
Cumulated efforts forced the movie director Rohit Dhawan to issue an apology for the video. He also agreed to release the movie with the revised video of the song showing Jacqueline Fernandez without wearing Kirpan.
The victory would go a long way in boosting the morale of DSGMC to fight for the cause of Sikhs. While producers of Bollywood should be cautious of showing anything, which hurts religious sentiments, it is highly recommended to seek expert advise before portraying anything related to religion.
1984 Genocide is a dark chapter in Sikh history that no Sikh can ever forget. What happened in the aftermath of assassination of Indira Gandhi was height of cruelty. 4000 innocent Sikhs in Delhi were done to death mercilessly and justice still pervades with culprits moving freely.
While the wounds of bereaved families can never be healed; future generation should always be reminded of the trauma and tragedy Sikh had gone through. ‘Wall of Truth’ is a memorial honoring all those who were massacred mercilessly in 1984 Sikh carnage.
Built by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), the memorial has come up in record three years, which is now all set for inauguration.
The memorial is built to narrate the horror tales of November 1984.
The memorial would pay tribute to those innocent Sikhs killed in the genocide and it would give Sikh generations the lesson of courage and perseverance to rise in life fighting against all the odds. This will go a long way in reminding future generation about the genocide especially the children born after 1984.
The memorial has come up facing all the odds, as DSGMC was not allotted any land by Delhi government anywhere in the city.
Finally, DSGMC started the construction on the premises of Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib after the consent of all the Singh Sabhas and all other religious bodies.
The party formed for a common man spent public money lavishly on tea and snacks of Rs 1.2 crore since February 2015. As per RTI information, it is unearthed that Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers spent the amount on serving snacks to visitors at their offices.
Kejriwal ranked number one for spending Rs 55.85 lakhs on tea and snacks. Look at the representative of Aam Aadmi (common man). The General Administration Department furnished the detail to the RTI applicant.
Interestingly, the electricity bill of Arvind Kejriwal’s official residence is Rs 2.23 lakh since March 2015. The power minister of Delhi, Satyender Jain’s electricity bill is Rs 3.95 lakhs since March 2015. Vivek Garg, an RTI activist had sought the details from the department.
Furnishing the details, Deputy Secretary Amitabh Kundoo mentioned that the water bill of Kejriwal’s official residence is Rs 13, 920 since March 2015. The Deputy Chief Minister topped in consuming water of Rs 1. 63 lakhs.
The Chief Minister spent Rs 5.08 lakh “on petrol/oil/lubricants and maintenance of pilot vehicle provided” to him during February 2015 to October 2016. The RTI revealed that Sisodia spent Rs 8.6 lakh and Rs 6.5 lakh on tea and snack expenses at his office in the Secretariat and Camp office.
It seems the so called Aam Aadmi Party has become the “Khas Aadmi Party” and enjoying luxuries on public money. Who will bear the expenses? Obviously, the stare exchequer will have to pay for the enjoyment of Kejriwal and his cabinet.
When the AAP was formed it was announced that the party will be for a common man. However, the party has changed its stand and derailed from its ideology. The party has broken the hearts of Delhi people who trusted the party and gave the mandate in favor of AAP.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal left the Delhi farmers in lurch and promising moon to Punjab farmers. The assembly polls of Punjab Vidhan Sabha are scheduled in the first quarter of 2017. In Delhi, the farmers are repenting for electing the AAP.
As per the information, Arvind Kejriwal promised moon to Delhi farmers. However, after taking the reins of national capital, he didn’t fulfill a single promise made to the farmers. Farmers in Delhi are crying as they didn’t get the crop damage compensation announced by the government.
The AAP led Delhi government promised the farmers to give Rs 50000 as compensation for crop damage. Kejriwal played a stunt and distributed few checks to farmers. The officials took the distributed checks back from the farmers and told them the technical reasons.
The New Year is approaching but the farmers didn’t get the compensation yet. Moreover, the Delhi government charging power tariff on commercial rates. All promises made by AAP to farmers are only in papers.
In Delhi food grain markets, the state government has stopped the procurement of the grains. The farmers are waiting for government’s decision but the AAP ministers including CM busy in Punjab. The AAP national convener released a separate manifesto for Punjab farmers.
However, he has forgotten that he left the Delhi farmers in lurch and how come he will help Punjab farmers. Punjab is a biggest state than Delhi. It is not possible to dupe the farmers of Punjab. Moreover, the AAP’s anti-farmer agenda was exposed when Kejriwal didn’t stop a farmer to commit suicide during his rally.
Kejriwal was addressing a rally at Jantar Mantar and during his speech, the farmer committed suicide. However, Kejriwal didn’t finish his speech. The Police probe had revealed that AAP leaders instigated the farmer to climb the tree and commit suicide.
So, how come such a leader will come up for the help of Punjab farmers? AAP has lost its vision and direction in Punjab. In fact, the farmer community is angry against the AAP national convener for his stand in the favor of SYL.
The AAP MP from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann insulted the parliament and refused to apologise for the parliament video case. Mann had tried to breach the security information of country’s law making building through social media. He will not be allowed to attend the session of the parliament till December 9.
As per the information, the speaker of the house Sumitra Mahajan said that AAP MP will not attend the house till December 9. The speaker extended the quantum of sentence against Mann.
A nine member team of Lok Sabha probed Mann for posting video footage of parliament on social media site. The controversial AAP MP had revealed the security details through social media. He knew that the Parliament was attacked in 2001 but he deliberately made a video of the route to parliament. Moreover, he posted the video on social media.
The AAP leader committed a biggest blunder intentionally. It was crystal clear that Mann played dirty politics for publicity. However, the Sangrur MP is reluctant to tender his apology. So, that’s why the speaker extended him the time limit so that he could tender his apology.
Mann adopted dictatorial attitude and refused to apologize. One can easily imagine that the AAP leaders have their personal goals rather than maintaining the secrecy of the security of Parliament.
Even a member of the probe panel said that Mann did the stupid task under the influence of liquor. He made a mockery of country’s law making body. Such stupid parliamentarian should be barred to enter in the house.
The AAP Punjab workers and volunteers from few districts alleged that he always attend the rallies under the influence of liquor. Even he attended few religious functions while consuming liquor.