AMRITSAR, Punjab, India: Reuter: Freedom fighters in the Golden Temple fired weapons in the air to celebrate the return of the five priests. They said one of the five, Bhai Jasbir Singh, would be installed as the Head Priest of Akal Takht or the eternal throne, The highest seat of the faith’s temporal power, however, are very cautious and have developed a “Wait and See” policy. They would watch all the moves closely to make sure if anyone had struck ‘a deal with the government.
“We have to watch the movements. If anyone does something like Darshan Singh did or tries to toe the government line then he would meet the same fate as Darshan Singh”, one freedom fighters’ source said.
* Darshan Singh became the acting Head Priest of the Akal Takht after the rest of Jasbir Singh, but he was hounded out of the Golden Temple when he began talking to government emissaries.
Article extracted from this publication >> March 11, 1988