August 3, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh (August 03, 2014): A delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) met Karyana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on August 03, 2014 in Chandigarh. The delegation demanded “immediate review of the unconstitutional Act passed by the Haryana Assembly against Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925”.
The delegation comprised SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, Badal Dal secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and Badal Dal leader Daljit Singh Cheema.
“We apprised the Governor that by enacting this Act the Haryana assembly has engrossed upon the area of SGPC which has been declared as an inter-state body corporate as per the Punjab Reorganisation Act 1966,” Daljit Singh Cheema said.
Daljit Singh Cheema said that the delegation also apprised the governor about the plans of the separate Committee to “forcibly take control of the historical Gurdwaras being governed by the SGPC.”
“The delegation urged the Governor to direct the Haryana government to work as per the constitutional norms and tell them to desist from evil designs which can cause massive unrest and law and order situation in the state.
The delegation also submitted a detailed memorandum to core-RSS man who was recently appointed Haryana Governor by Narendra Modi’s government.
Meanwhile, the separate Committee leaders and supporters, who gathered in large number outside Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi in the Kurukshetra. They remained adamant on taking over control of historic Gurdwaras in Haryana from the Amritsar-based SGPC.
Yesterday, in their efforts for taking over control of Gurdwaras in Haryana in the wake of the state enacting a law for separate body to manage the affairs of the shrines, the Haryana SGPC leaders and supporters started a march and later sat on a dharna outside the Chhevin Patshahi Gurudwara in Kurukshetra, which is still under the control of the Amritsar-based SGPC.
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