Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Amritsar-The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami has termed the Maharashtra authorities’s insistence on growing the variety of members nominated by the federal government within the Takht Sri Hazur Sahib administration board as disregard for Sikh sentiments.

Harjinder Singh Dhami in his assertion on Saturday mentioned that it’s not logical for the federal government to say that solely Sikh members will probably be nominated within the board. He questioned the Maharashtra authorities that the members nominated by the Sikh organizations, whose illustration is being diminished from the board, weren’t Sikhs?

The SGPC president mentioned, “The government’s explanation is only misleading, while the truth is that the government wants to take the management of the Gurdwara in its own hands.” He mentioned that the governments shouldn’t intrude in Sikh affairs like this, however ought to go away the problems of Sikhs to the group.

“By hurting the sentiments of the Sikh world, a hostile atmosphere is created in the country, which is not in the nation’s interest. Yesterday (on Friday) at Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, a large number of Sikhs expressed their resentment and feelings against the government’s decision, which needs to be taken seriously. The Maharashtra government should seriously consider this issue and take a decision according to their opinion after holding a meeting with the representative Sikh organizations”, mentioned Harjinder Singh Dhami.

He added that Takht Sri Hazur Sahib is likely one of the revered Takhts of the Sikhs, the place no want is being felt to distort and break ‘The Nanded Sikh Gurdwara Takht Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Act, 1956’, for its administration and repair. This Act was enacted after considering from all of the elements and it ought to stay intact. The Act included native Sikhs, consultant Sikh organizations, Sikh members of Parliament and applicable representatives of the federal government.

The SGPC President mentioned that the Maharashtra authorities ought to chorus from making an arbitrary choice on the Sikh world. He mentioned that the SGPC has already written a letter to the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra concerning this matter, on which the federal government ought to take instant motion to withdraw the cupboard choice and provides time to the SGPC delegation for a gathering.

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