A protest organized by Dal Khalsa and Panch Pardani saw many Sikh groups protest outside Sri Akal Takht Sahib against pardon of Sauda Sadh of Sirsa. The protesters ripped copies of the Hukamnama and stated they don’t accept it by any means.
Meanwhile, the general house of the SGPC approved the Akal Takht’s decision despite an overwhelmingly opposition by Sikhs worldwide. The Sikh groups are contending that the pardon was motivated politically and it’s not a decision of the Khalsa Panth but by political leaders of the current ruling party.
A majority of Sikh groups including the Shiromani Akali Dal friendly Sant Samaj has refuted the decision and called on the Jathedars to re-think.