Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


Amritsar-Taking severe discover of Maharashtra authorities’s motion to cut back the variety of members of Sikh organisations in Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded Gurdwara Board, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami mentioned that it is rather unhappy and condemnable.

Expressing robust objection, the SGPC President has written a letter to the Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde and requested for an appointment to an SGPC delegation for consideration on this subject from all facets.  

The SGPC President mentioned that the arbitrary proposed modification in ‘The Nanded Sikh Gurdwara Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Act, 1956’, by the council of ministers of Maharashtra Government is in a gathering on Monday, is a direct interference in Sikh Gurdwara affairs, which can’t be tolerated by Sikh neighborhood.

He mentioned that the illustration to members of Sikh organisations within the Nanded Gurdwara Board has a that means to make sure functioning of Board in clear and non secular method in view of the sanctity of Takht Sahib at Nanded, related Sikh shrines and any distortion within the Act 1956 will injury this sentiment.

“Maharashtra government’s decision to increase the number of government nominated members and reduce the members of Sikh organisations in Gurdwara Board (at Nanded) is an act to take direct control of Sikh shrines. No advance consultation has been done with Sikhs before proposing such an amendment”, mentioned Harjinder Singh Dhami.

SGPC President appealed to Maharashtra CM Shri Eknath Shinde to instantly cease conspiracies to extend authorities affect in administration and considerations of Sikh shrines in addition to the distortion of The Nanded Sikh Gurdwara Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Act, 1956. He mentioned participation of representatives of Sikh organisations needs to be ensured within the Nanded Gurdwara Board as earlier. 

He mentioned that there’s nice resentment in the complete Sikh world in opposition to this choice of Maharashtra authorities and the neighborhood members are contacting the SGPC to precise the identical. The neighborhood members in Maharashtra are additionally expressing robust objections relating to this choice.

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