Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Chandigarh – Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami at present appealed to the Gurdwara Elections Commissioner to revise the voter record earlier than initiating the election course of to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC), stating a number of irregularities together with addition of non-Sikhs within the record and never placing up photos of voters within the voting record.

Addressing a press convention right here, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami mentioned “the election schedule to the HSGMC has been announced in haste without holding any meeting with political parties”. He mentioned no provision had been saved to register political events for allocation of symbols for the election and that this was being seen as an try and deny registration to the consultant physique of the Sikhs – the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). “This should be corrected”, he added.

The SGPC president mentioned perusal of the few voting lists had revealed numerous non-Sikh names who weren’t eligible to vote for the Gurdwara elections. He mentioned in addition to this, photos of the voters had not been included within the voter record which might make it tough to establish real voters and will lead to malpractices.

Mr Dhami additionally identified that solely 390 cubicles had been earmarked in your entire State for casting of votes within the elections. “This means voters from an average of twenty villages will vote in one designated booth”, he mentioned including this could inconvenience the voters vastly.

Mr Dhami additionally disclosed that the SGPC had lodged its protest in opposition to the Maharashtra chief minister for reconstituting the Sri Hazur Sahib Board. He mentioned the variety of nominated members within the Board had been elevated from two to 12 even because the illustration of the SGPC within the Board had been decreased from 4 to 2. “This amounts to a government takeover of the Board which is being condemned by the entire Sikh Sangat. We appeal to the Maharashtra government to withdraw this decision immediately in keeping with the sentiments of the Sikh community”.

Meanwhile talking on the press convention, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema mentioned there shouldn’t be any authorities interference within the non secular affairs of the Sikh group which must be allowed to handle their shrines in time honoured style. He mentioned the Gurdwara Election course of in Haryana must be set in movement solely after contemplating all of the objections of the Sikh Sangat at the same time as he appealed to the Maharashtra cupboard to withdraw its order reconstituting the HSGMC. Senior leaders Sikander Singh Maluka and Surjit Singh Rakhra have been additionally current on the event.

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