AMRITSAR: Acharya Sushil Muni is keen on the installation of the “sacked” Jathdear of Akal Takht, Mr, Jasbir Singh as Head Priest of the Golden Temple and has approached the Akal Takht Jathdear, Mr. Darshan Singh, in this regard.

This was stated by Mr. Darshan Singh here yesterday. The Muni met Mr. Darshan Singh at Pune airport on March 4.

Mr. Darshan Singh said the Muni asked him to involve Mr. Jasbir Singh in the “dharam prachar” campaign and suggested that Mr. Jasbir Singh could be made the Head Priest of Marmander Sahib, Mr. Darsharn Singh told the Muni that such appointments were made by the SGPC and he had nothing to do in the matter.

In reply to1a question Mr. Darsharn Singh said the Punjab package was a “misnomer”.

“How can the measures announced by Mr. Rajiv Gandhi be called a “package” when it is not known which is the other side with whom it was agreed upon?” he asked,

More steps were needed for a political solution to the Punjab problem, Mr. Darshan Singh favored a dialogue between the Centre and “right thinking” Sikh youths and leaders,

Referring to the release of Jodhpur detainees, Mr. Darsharn Singh said it was the “moral duty of the Government to rehabilitate them.”

Article extracted from this publication >>  April 7, 1989