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Supreme Court of India defers hearing on Haryana Committee till Sept. 24

August 11, 2015 | By

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has reportedly deferred hearing on the issue of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGPC) that was nominated by Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Congress government in Haryana in 2014.

HSGMC senior Vice President Didar Singh Nalvi and general secretary Joga Singh told media persons that the hearing was deferred by the Supreme Court on request of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) member Bhajan Singh Kurukshetra.

Didar Singh Nalvi

Didar Singh Nalvi , a member of Haryana Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and his companions while supporting the demand for separate committee for Haryana [File Photo]

The Supreme Court has fixed September 24 as next date of hearing where as the matter was previously set for hearing on August 7. This matter is pending before chief justice S L Dattu led bench for more than a year.

It may be recalled that a section of Sikhs in Haryana were demanding a separate Gurdwara management committee for past few years. The committee was formed by last Congress government in Haryana after the state assembly passed a legislation in this regard.

After the HSGMC came into being there was a direct confrontation between the SGPC and HSGMC over control of historical Gurudwaras in Haryana. The SGPC challenged the formation of HSGMC in the Supreme Court of India. However, the HSGMC was able to take over control of some Gurudwara before the Supreme Court of India directed both the parties to maintain status quo.

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