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Khalsa Panth will fight tooth and nail to defeat conspiracy to break the SGPC – Sukhbir Singh Badal

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Emergency meeting of general house of SGPC called on Sept 30

Alamgir (Ludhiana), September 26 (WISHAVWARTA)- – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Khalsa Panth would fight tooth and nail to defeat the deep rooted conspiracy to break the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

 

Addressing a meeting of SGPC members from Punjab and Haryana at the historic Gurdwara Manji Sahib here, the SAD President described the validation given to the Haryana Committee as a direct attack on the Sikh Panth. “The time has come to ready ourselves for a sustained agitation to reclaim our just rights”, he told the members as well as ‘Sangat’ gathered at the gurdwara.

 

Asserting that while the erstwhile Congress led Hooda government of Haryana had passed the Act recognising a separate managing committee to manage Gurdwaras of Haryana, the erstwhile Congress govt of Capt Amarinder Singh and the present government led by Bhagwant Mann had taken an anti – SGPC stand in court. He said the BJP led central government was also working to weaken the SGPC and that it had even taken over the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) as part of this strategy.

 

Asserting that the SAD was ready to take up the issue in court besides protesting the move democratically, Mr Badal said the final shape to the ‘Sangharsh’ would be given following an emergency meeting of the general house of the SGPC on September 30.

 

Speaking on the occasion, SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami said the entire Sikh Panth was perturbed at the manner in which the central government was interfering in the religious affairs of the Sikh community. He said the SGPC had earlier rejected the Supreme Court order validating the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) (HSGMC) Act, 2014. “We feel the verdict is politically motivated. We will come out with a strategy to resist it in conjunction with the sentiments of the ‘sangat’”, he added.

 

Senior leaders Maheshinder Singh Grewal and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema threw light over the legal aspects of the case while asserting that both the Congress and AAP governments had backstabbed the Sikh community.

 

Senior leaders Bibi Jagir Kaur, Gobind Singh Longowal, Kirpal Singh Badungar and Raghujit Singh Virk also addressed the meeting. The meeting endorsed the resolution of the SGPC rejecting the SC verdict in one voice.

 

Among the members from Haryana, Harbhajan Singh Masana, Baldev Singh Karimpuri and Jagsir singh Mangeana also addressed the congregation and gave their views.

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