Tribune News Service
Karnal, December 17
The body of Baba Ram Singh—the ‘sant’ who committed suicide by shooting himself dead at Singhu border on Wednesday evening—has been kept in Nanaksar Gurdwara in Karnal’s Singhra village for devotees to have a last glimpse and pay homage to the departed soul.
The cremation will be held on Friday.
A large number of devotees were assembling at the Gurdwara. A heavy deployment of police force was witnessed near the Gurdwara.
The 65-year-old ‘sant’ left a handwritten note in Punjabi saying he was unable to bear the “pain of farmers”. The note is being verified by police.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal along with his wife former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal arrived here at the Gurdwara to pay homage to Singh.
Badal said that Baba Ram Singh was a noble soul who devoted his life to serving the society. “It is a big sacrifice by Baba Ram Singh. He was pained over the plights of farmers. I am surprised that the Union government is still adamant. Around 30 farmers have lost their lives,” he said, adding that the PM and Home Minister should “leave their ego and roll back these laws.”
Harsimrat Badal criticised the Union government for not listening to the issues of the farmers.
The protest is the farmers right and farmers are dying daily, she said, adding, Baba Ram Singh “sacrificed for the sake of humanity.”
MLA from Punjab’s Majitha Vikram Singh Majithia and Delhi Gurdwara Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa also paid tributes to Baba Ram Singh.