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Six Sikhs Sentenced to Prison in Vienna Ramanand Trial

September 28, 2010
Source: Khalsa Press

VIENNA - The six Sikhs who were arrested in connection to a shooting and brawl at a Vienna Ravidasia temple last year have been sentenced to prison for the murder of self-styled Ravidasia 'Guru', Baba Ramanand.

The Sikhs had held Ramanand and his followers responsible for the violence at the Vienna temple, stating they had purposely shown disrespect to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Sikh Holy Scripture.

The Austrian court sentenced one of the Singhs, Jaspal Singh, 35, to life in prison for murder and two counts of attempted murder, the Austrian Press reported.

Four other Sikh have been charged as accomplices of Jaspal Singh and have received 17 to 18 year prison sentences. The remaining Singh was given six months in prison for attempted coercion.

Those sentanced have been identified as: Jaspal Singh (35), Satvinder Singh (29), Tasem Singh (46), Sukhvinder Singh (28), Hardeep Singh (33), and Charnjeet Singh (24).

Jaspal Singh's lawyer has indicated that he will appeal the verdict. Appeal by the others is likely to follow.

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9 Comments

  1. September 28, 2010, 12:09 pm

    We should help the families of six sikhs who sacrificed for Guru

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  2. singh September 29, 2010, 7:09 am

    a monetary fund should be set up for the families?

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  3. Surinder September 29, 2010, 8:09 am

    Since, no-one is now allowed to call 'SIKHS GURU' in human form. Sikhs present guru is 'GuruGranthSahib', Ramdassia were calling this 'baba' as SIKH GURU even AFP is reporting this episode 'baba' SIKH GURU.
    Click below AFP news:
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5glqcaB8CSkJOKTEE00lOIliA5DTg?docId=CNG.bf57684dba4b5bc4d7503b36b06a8e30.81

    They acted in defensive mode, in order to protect Sikh's identity and Guru's Respect and values.

    I agree, we should help their families and 'PANTH' should look after them. Can you provide more info regarding this....

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  4. 70.77.230.179 October 2, 2010, 12:10 am

    They left their homes for good. They have sacrificed their part of life to uplift the Sikh principals. These Singhs deserve all the support from Sikh panth, as well as moral support like reply to the bad comments on different web sites. Otherwise we will be called akirtghan (burden on the earth).

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  5. Mona Sikh Wolverhampton UK October 3, 2010, 7:10 am

    I am totally disappointed in our "Panthic" representatives, i.e. Dal Khalsa, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) et al for not coming out in support of these Singhs.

    Instead, they sheepishly stayed away when (so called) chamaars across Punjab were burning and looting Sikh owned shops and property in 2009 after this ramanand kanjar was dealt with.

    I am sorry for having to mention caste in this, but the chamaars have total power in Doaba and especially Jalandhar areas. They rallied in London, carrying placards demanding for the kirpan to be banned.

    When was the last time anybody saw an amritdhari or even kesdhari chamaar? Our people are quick to point out the "Hindu/Sikh" divide and "we are not Hindus" but this is exactly the same.

    (So called) Chamaars are essentially confused Hindus, who have no respect for Sikhi - they call Bhagat Ravidas ji "Guru".

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  6. PARAMJIT SINGH INDIANA, USA October 4, 2010, 6:10 pm

    BOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SO NIHAAAAAL
    SAT SRI AKAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THEY SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR GURU SAHIB JI.

    EVERYBODY SHOULD DO ARDAS FOR THEIR CHARDI KALA

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  7. Singh October 8, 2010, 7:10 pm

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.
    does anyone know the home address and the phone # of these Singhs

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  8. Yadvinder Singh November 11, 2010, 5:11 am

    I have the same question - Does anybody have any idea about contact details of these Singh's Families..

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  9. india September 6, 2013, 9:09 am

    none of the panthic dals (who claim to be) gave any statement in support of these singhs, none of them criticized the looting and arson committed by ramanand's followers after his death, sikhs all over the world spend so much money on so called religious function in gurdwaras from which no one gains anything these singhs have sacrificed so much it should be the moral responsibility of sikhs to get best legal aid for these guys and try to get them out of jail

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