All should follow Akal Takht’s decision: Dera chief
Chandigarh, 5 Oct:
Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today said the decision of the Akal Takht to exonerate him should be accepted by all followers of the faith.
“If the Akal Takht has adjudicated something I don’t feel that one should take it in a wrong spirit. The previous edict by the Akal Takht calling for my social boycott was followed, but now the supreme temporal seat of Sikhs had issued new edict so it should also be followed,” he said during an interaction on the sidelines of a spiritual event at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa in Haryana.
The dera head, who tendered a written apology, was recently pardoned by the Akal Takht for his alleged blasphemous act in 2007 when he imitated a Sikh guru.
On the protest by some radical Sikh groups in Punjab over the Takht’s decision to pardon him and charges that it was a politically motivated move, he said, “They (radicals) should not draw any conclusions on the verdict.”