Incidents of sacrilege on the increase since Congress came to power in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal said here today that there has been a significant and worrying increase in the number of “ heinous acts of sacrilege against the sacred Sri Guru Granth Sahib” since the Congress government took over in Punjab.

“ I wish to remind those in power now that a vast majority of such cases which took place during SAD-BJP tenure had been quickly traced and dealt with. Only a few incidents proved to be difficult and defied probe. Even in those cases, we had picked up significant leads
and were on the verge of a breakthrough when elections were announced and the Government changed. Before demitting office, we handed these leads to the new government to make it easier for them to act quickly.

But they seem to be sitting lazily over these as they appear busy in other things like distributing loaves of office and profit. That has emboldened the dangerous elements. The government must act fast,” said Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal in a statement here.

The former Chief Minister reminded those in the Punjab government now that before the elections, they had made tall claims of solving these cases within days of taking oath of office. “While the SAD-BJP government put all its energies into fighting and defeating these
conspiracies, the present government seems to be totally casual and unconcerned about the gravity of the situation. It is both the moral duty and constitutional obligation of the present state government to stop these acts and to resolve the old cases, ” said the former Deputy
Chief Minister.