The Dhadis demand better remuneration, demonstrate: La Tribune Inde
Tribune press service
Amritsar, October 29
A quarrel between the Dhadis (ballads) and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) over remuneration and performance hours in Akal Takht refuses to subside.
Dhadis protested in support of their claims and offered a bowl of blood on Friday. The walk crossed Heritage Street, Jallianwala Bagh and culminated at the new jora ghar. The demonstrators did not wave slogans, but recited “satnam waheguru”.
The agitators announced that from November 1, they would go on a chain hunger strike after paying homage to Akal Takht. The Dhadis stage the traditional “diwan” and sing ballads in Akal Takht.
Sri Guru Hargobind Dhadi group member Baldev Singh MA said the “diwan” was suspended due to last year’s pandemic. He alleged that the SGPC, instead of supporting them, withdrew the remuneration of 7,500 rupees for each jatha that was previously paid on each occasion of ‘sangrandh’ and ‘masya’.
Likewise, the performance time was reduced by three hours, he said and added that in the event that a member of the jatha is left absent for domestic or medical reasons, the whole of the jatha could not be held together. produce.
Previously, Akal Takht had formed a three-member panel of the Dharam Parchar committee to resolve the issue, but to no avail.