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Sarbat Khalsa 2016 planned for Dec. 8

By Anju Kaur | November 21, 2016

The interim Sikh leadership, appointed by Sarbat Khalsa 2015 a year ago, will not be asking for permission from the Punjab government to hold the next Sarbat Khalsa scheduled for Dec. 8, said Baljit Singh, interim jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, to the Tribune India newspaper a couple of days ago. Chief Minister Parkash Badal's administration had denied their request to hold the event on Nov. 10 and arrested many of the organizers. Simranjit Singh Maan, chief of the Shiromani Akali Dal part at Amritsar and chief organizer, said the government is trampling on heir right to free speech