AMRITSAR: For carrying forward joint Panthak efforts for the release of Sikh prisoners lodged in different Indian jails, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami has formed a nine-member joint committee. This committee is comprised of different Panthak leaders and presidents of Akali factions.
On the orders of Akal Takht, the SGPC had convened the Panthak convention at the Teja Singh Samundri Hall on May 11, in which, SGPC President was unanimously given rights to take call on the formation a joint committee.
Following this, the SGPC President has now announced the formation of this joint committee.
The nine-member joint committee include SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar President Simranjeet Singh Mann, Head of Damdami Taksal Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa on behalf of Sant Samaj, Head of Tarna Dal Harian Vela Baba Nihal Singh on behalf of Nihang Singh jathebandis (organisations), Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Harmeet Singh Kalka, Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi President Paramjit Singh Sarna, former DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK, and Sikh preacher Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal.
Dhami said, “To make joint Panthak efforts for the release of Sikh prisoners, for the time being, a nine-member joint committee has been formed, which will work in support of organisations and personalities active for the release of Sikh prisoners.” He said the suggestions received from the Sikh jathebandis will also be respected and committee would be expanded if need be.
SGPC President said the first meeting of joint committee has been called at Amritsar on May 19, which will take place at the SGPC’s meeting hall at its office at 12 noon.