Monday, August 8, 2022

Langar hall and houses of Sikhs razed by govt in UP’s Moradabad

AMRITSAR: Under the government of BJP’s Yogi Adityanath, the administration demolished langar hall (community kitchen) and houses of the Sikhs settled in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

It has been learnt that the Sikhs who have settled at Gagan Manoharpur village since 1973 are being deliberately ruined. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath in this regard seeking justice in the case.

The SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami demanded that strict action should be taken against the administrative officials and employees who demolished the houses of Sikhs and the ruination of Sikhs be stopped. He told UP CM that action should be taken against the accused and compensation be given to the victim families.

Notably, after this matter came to the light, SGPC had marked a probe through its Sikh Mission at Hapur, UP, and its report revealed that the village panchayat had given the concerned land to a person namely Ganga Singh in 1973, whose family still lives there. These Sikhs also developed a Gurdwara Sahib in the village besides a langar hall, where every day, a large number of people had free food. However, the administration while demolishing the langar hall also demolished the houses of some Sikh families.

Dhami said this forcible action will not be tolerated and appealed to UP CM Yogi Adityanath to intervene in this matter. “The ruination of Sikhs living there for more than 50 years is not justified and the UP government should stop the excesses being committed on its citizens”, he added.

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