Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


Nanded– Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami at this time joined the protest launched by the Sikh Sangat to power the Maharashtra authorities to withdraw its determination to reconstitute the gurdwara administration board to take over management of the holy shrine.

The SGPC president, who reached right here at this time together with senior vp Rajinder Singh Mehta and Ajmer Singh Khaira and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) senior chief Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, additionally met the Sri Hazur Sahib Jathedar – Giani Kulwant Singh and mentioned the whole concern arising out of the modification of the Nanded Sikh Gurdwara Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Act, 1956. Mr Harjinder Dhami assured the Takhat Jathedar of the unstinted assist of the SGPC and the SAD to get this anti-Sikh determination reversed.

Terming the amendments made within the Takhat administration Act whereby the variety of authorities nominees has been elevated from two to 12, the SGPC president stated “this decision has been taken without taking into consideration the sentiments of the Sikh community. It cannot be tolerated”. He additionally termed the transfer as a direct interference within the non secular affairs of the Sikhs.

Urging Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde to rethink the arbitrary determination, Mr Dhami stated “I am sure the chief minister understands that the Sikh community is best equipped to manage the affairs of the religious shrine and maintain due sanctity. It should be allowed to do so”. He stated the Sri Hazur Sahib administration Act of 1956 additionally served as a regulatory framework for the administration, upkeep, and operation of Sikh gurdwaras within the area and reconstituting it might create resentment in addition to a sense of mistrust within the Sikh neighborhood.

Meanwhile an enormous protest was held at Nanded to protest in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities’s determination to reconstitute the Gurdwara administration board. Thousands of Sikhs from the neighbouring areas in addition to from numerous components of Maharashtra congregated right here to protest in opposition to the transfer and demand the previous Act during which due illustration was given to the SGPC, Sachkhand Hazur Khalsa Diwan, Chief Khalsa Diwan and Sikh MPs be restored.

Meanwhile, in view of the gravity of the scenario, Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Sultan Singh has additionally reached right here on behalf of the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.

Nanded/Chandigarh, February 9 – Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami at this time joined the protest launched by the Sikh Sangat to power the Maharashtra authorities to withdraw its determination to reconstitute the gurdwara administration board to take over management of the holy shrine.

The SGPC president, who reached right here at this time together with senior vp Rajinder Singh Mehta and Ajmer Singh Khaira and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) senior chief Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, additionally met the Sri Hazur Sahib Jathedar – Giani Kulwant Singh and mentioned the whole concern arising out of the modification of the Nanded Sikh Gurdwara Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Act, 1956. Mr Harjinder Dhami assured the Takhat Jathedar of the unstinted assist of the SGPC and the SAD to get this anti-Sikh determination reversed.

Terming the amendments made within the Takhat administration Act whereby the variety of authorities nominees has been elevated from two to 12, the SGPC president stated “this decision has been taken without taking into consideration the sentiments of the Sikh community. It cannot be tolerated”. He additionally termed the transfer as a direct interference within the non secular affairs of the Sikhs.

Urging Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde to rethink the arbitrary determination, Mr Dhami stated “I am sure the chief minister understands that the Sikh community is best equipped to manage the affairs of the religious shrine and maintain due sanctity. It should be allowed to do so”. He stated the Sri Hazur Sahib administration Act of 1956 additionally served as a regulatory framework for the administration, upkeep, and operation of Sikh gurdwaras within the area and reconstituting it might create resentment in addition to a sense of mistrust within the Sikh neighborhood.

Meanwhile an enormous protest was held at Nanded to protest in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities’s determination to reconstitute the Gurdwara administration board. Thousands of Sikhs from the neighbouring areas in addition to from numerous components of Maharashtra congregated right here to protest in opposition to the transfer and demand the previous Act during which due illustration was given to the SGPC, Sachkhand Hazur Khalsa Diwan, Chief Khalsa Diwan and Sikh MPs be restored.

Meanwhile, in view of the gravity of the scenario, Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Sultan Singh has additionally reached right here on behalf of the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.

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