In Punjab, many sacrilege cases have taken place since 2015 including the firing cases. The Kotkapura and Behalf Kalan cases are still unsolved and continuously grabbing the attention of the people of Punjab. Eminent personalities like former IG Paramraj Umranangal, Sumedh Singh Saini, SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal are accused of their involvement in Sacrilege cases.
Sacrilege in Punjab: The Continued Struggle for Justice
Sacrilege in Punjab refers to the act of disrespecting or desecrating the holy book of Sikhs (Guru Granth Sahib Ji). It is a serious offense that can have a profound impact on people. Sikhs in Punjab have been directly affected by the sacrilege episodes.
One of the most obvious impacts of sacrilege cases is the emotional pain it caused. The innocents lost their lives and their families are still getting affected. Recently, the son of one of the victims resigned from the government job and the victim’s family was feeling a sense of betrayal. The feeling of anger, sadness, and despair burst out and was witnessed in the activities of Insaaf Morcha.
Another impact of sacrilege cases is the social divide- it has created among poor and politically-powered groups. Tension and conflicts among consecutively three state governments (SAD, Congress, and now AAP) and common people can be seen.
Consequences of Unsolved Sacrilege Cases on Society
Paramraj Umranangal stated that if the cases are not solved, it will further create-mistrust and hostility between different communities, which can further divide society.
The continued cases have been a cause of worry now as Insaaf Morcha activities like dharna and regular bandh’s hamper a common man’s life. It is a significant loss for the community.
Finally, sacrilege cases have a legal impact on people. Depending on the severity of the act, the ordinary people of Punjab are losing their trust in the judicial system.
Conclusion of Punjab Sacrilege Cases
The Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing cases were brutal acts against humanity. But the people of Punjab are misled by giving these cases a political shape. Political groups have tried to take advantage of these cases.
Looking at the broader picture and the good interest of the People of Punjab, it is high time to resolve these firing cases. Justice must prevail to win the trust of the people to work towards fostering a more tolerant and understanding society.