Waraich, Punjab (KP) - Sikh organizations blocked the National Highway in Beas in protest of the recent demolition of a Sikh Gurdwara by the controversial Radha-Swami cult.
The Sikhs organized the blockade outside Gurdwara Amanatsar Sahib and lasted more than one hour creating a traffic jam for miles in both directions of the heavily used National Highway.
The decision to block the highway occurred spontaneously after a conference organized at Gurdwara Amanatsar Sahib by Panthic organization vented their frustrations at the ruling Akali Government for not taking any action against the blatant destruction of the Gurdwara Sahib in Waraich by the Radha-Swami cultists who have been encroaching on various private and public lands in the vicinity with impunity.
Fearing reprisal from the Sikhs community, all roads leading to the Radha-Swami cult headquarters (dera) were cordoned off, and police could be seen in full force barricading the dera.
According to Bhai Amrik Singh (Damdami Taksal Ajnala) the traffic blockade was lifted only after police officials assured them that within a week charges would be brought against those who were involved in the demolition of the Gurdwara Sahib.
Due to the highly sensitive nature of dera politics in Punjab, no course of action has been taken by the ruling Akali Dal, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Commitee (SGPC) or the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib against the Radha-Swami cult who misuse Gurbani and the Sikh identity in propagating their heretical beliefs.
The Radha-Swamis are the largest of the anti-Sikh cults in Punjab and have been openly funded and promoted by the Indian Government, they have a fairly large following that spreads across India and many foreign countries.
Although on July 12th, the Akal Takht Jathedar directed the SGPC to form a three-member committee to probe the incident - no concrete steps have been taken since this announcement.
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One Mr Majithiya , part of ruling Akali Dal Badal, is related to the head of RadhSwamis. That is the reason that Badal is becoming soft towards them.
More research is needed.