Wednesday, September 28, 2022

State govt will be responsible if any forcible possessions of Gurdwaras in Haryana made: SGPC

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami said that if any policy of forcible possession is adopted for taking over managements of Gurdwara Sahibs in Haryana, the state government will be responsible for the same.

He said that the Supreme Court judgment on Tuesday in the case of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014, does not mean that there is no legal recourse left after the same. He said the legal remedies in this case are still present, under which, the SGPC is going to file a review petition in the Supreme Court and the discussions are also being held with legal experts.

The SGPC President said that the government’s policy of forcibly taking possessions of the managements of Gurdwaras would not be right and we are getting information that the BJP government of Haryana is following this policy.

Dhami said that today (on Wednesday), he tried to meet Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, but unfortunately he did not consider it necessary to meet. “This shows how conspiracies against Sikh institutions are going on in the country”, Dhami.

The SGPC President said that the Sikhs will not allow any such move to break the community, divide them and weaken the Sikh power and the governments should also refrain from interfering in Sikh issues. He said that the Haryana government should not proceed under the policy of forcible possessions of Gurdwara Sahibs.

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