CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal at the moment sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “urgent and immediate personal intervention” to cease the Maharashtra govt from interfering within the extremely emotive spiritual affairs of the Sikhs.
Badal dispatched a communication to the Prime Minister this afternoon highlighting the “ provocative and brazen interference by Maharashtra govt within the Takhat Sachkhand Shri Huzoor Sahib, Nanded, Abchal Nagar, Sahib (Maharashtra) by means of an modification to the Nanded Sikh Gurdwara Sachkhand Huzoor Abchal Nagar Sahib Act 1956 The modification was piloted by the current Shiv Sena govt in Maharashtra headed by Sh Ek Nath Shinde and handed by the state Legislative Assembly on February 4 instantaneous. “
In his letter, Mr Badal identified that “as per the brand new Amendment ( 2024) to the Act, the variety of Government nominees has been elevated from seven (7) to 12 ( twelve). The energy of the SGPC nominated members has been diminished by 50 % – that’s, from the current 4 (4) to only two (2). Similarly, the variety of representatives of the Chief Khalsa Diwan and the Huzoori Khalsa Diwan have been completely faraway from the Board. “
With This , he stated, these two historic and representatives our bodies of the Sikhs would haven’t any illustration in one of many highest shrines of their faith.
Mr Badal stated that this has precipitated avoidable ache and alienation among the many religious and patriotic Sikh plenty who’ve all the time been within the forefront of securing and defending the independence in addition to the unity and the integrity of the nation.
“We take deep pleasure in our patriotic fervor and anticipate it to be acknowledged and revered by the folks and the governments within the nation.”
The SAD chief identified that onr of the important thing commitments of the Govt of India to the Sikhs after independence was that nothing might be completed with regard to the administration of Sikh shrines or different spiritual affairs of the Sikhs with out the prior approval of the 2 thirds majority of the final House of the SGPC.
He additionally identified that The Sikh plenty had hoped that with the change within the Congress dominated Central and state governments, the patriotic group will get justice and authorities interference of their spiritual affairs would cease.
“This hope stays to be fulfilled. “ he concluded , searching for PM’s direct intervention.