The Hush Post, Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that they have cancelled its annual conference to be held on 26th December at Shri Fatehgarh Sahib. This happened following the advisory issued by Shri Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh. In a statement, the SAD president said that the party will follow the directives of Shri Akal Takht Sahib. He said that even though the tradition of holding annual conference by the SAD at Shri Fatehgarh Sahib has been going on since long, now keeping the largest interest of the Sikh Community, it will not hold its conference on 26th December. Expressing contentment with the feelings of Jathedar of Shri Akal Takht, he said that the political parties have been ruining the importance of this occasion by indulging in mud-slinging and making it a political battlefield. It deeply hurts the feelings of Sikh devotees, who come to pay their respects to the great sacrifices made by the Chote Sahibzadas.
The Congress also has decided against holding any political conference during the Shaheedi Jor Mela. Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh said that the martyrdom day of Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji, the young Sahibzadas of Tenth Sikh Master Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and his mother Mata Gujari Ji should be observed with utmost reverence. It is a solemn occasion that should not be used by vested interests as a platform to gain political mileage. The Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib has been held since times immemorial as an occasion in memory of the supreme sacrifice of the sons and mother of the 10th Guru.