NEW DELHI: In a shocking turn of events, the Kartarpur Gurdwara administration has been accused of desecrating the revered Kartarpur Sahib shrine by organizing a dance party and consuming meat within its sacred precincts.
The incident has sparked widespread outrage among the Sikh community worldwide.
Videos of the alleged party, held on November 18, have surfaced online, showing revelers indulging in festivities within the Gurdwara Shri Darbar Sahib complex. The party was reportedly organized by Sayed Abu Bakar Qureshi, CEO of Project Management Unit, Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
In a social media post, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, a prominent Sikh leader and former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, demanded swift action from the Pakistan government against those responsible for this disrespectful act.
He expressed his dismay at the involvement of the Kartarpur Gurdwara administration, stating, “It’s particularly disheartening that the Kartarpur Gurdwara committee administration was involved in this.”
Sharing images from the party video, Sirsa further asserted, “Sikh community worldwide feels betrayed by this disrespect to the sacred site where Guru Nanak Dev ji took his last breath. I demand swift accountability and action from @GovtofPakistan in this regard.”
The incident has also raised concerns among Indian security agencies, with sources confirming that the three-hour party commenced at 8 pm (PST) and was attended by over 80 individuals from various communities, including Mohammad Sharukh, Deputy Commissioner Narowal, District Police Officer Narowal, and Head Granthi Gurdwara Kartarpur, Giani Gobind Singh.