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Badals Retain Gobind Singh Longowal as SGPC President; Bibi Kiranjot Kaur Raises Voice for Dr. Kirpal Singh but Goes Unheard

November 13, 2018 | By

Amritsar/ Chandigarh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) general house today reelected Gobind Singh Longowal as its president. Notably, SGPC president and executive is elected every year. The election however in present scenario is a mere formality as final authority to appoint president of SGPC is exercised by Sukhbir Singh Badal as president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) which controls the SGPC.

SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal and others [File Photo]

Raghujit Singh Virk was retained as Senior Vice President of the SGPC while Bikkar Singh Channo was included in the executive committee as junior vice president of the Gurdwaras management body. Gurbachan Singh Karmuwal is retained as secretary of the SGPC.

Bibi Kiranjot Kaur Opposing SGPC Removing Dr. Kirpal Singh from Historical Sources Project

After the election process was over, SGPC member Bibi Kiranjot Kaur raised objections against SGPC executive’s decision to remove historian Dr. Kirpal Singh from a project related to editing of sources of Sikh history. The SGPC officials did not pay much heed to her arguments and when she continued to raised her points the general assembly was declared to have ended.

 

More details were awaited at the time of writing this news. A detailed news may follow soon. (Published on 13 Nov., 2018 at 02:18 PM; Amritsar Time)



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