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American Gurdwara Committee to convene Sikh conclave on sovereign authority of Akal Takht

New York, USA (July 18, 2014): American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) has declared to organize a world Sikh conclave in United States of America (USA), India and other countries to discuss sovereign authority of the Akal Takht Sahib.

United Sikh Forum urges Akal Takht Jathedar to take back decision excommunicating HSGPC leaders

Bhai Mohkam Singh, in a statement, said the issue of a separate gurdwara committee for Haryana was purely political. He said the Act in this regard was formulated by the Haryana Government while Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Deedar Singh Nalvi were not signatories to it. “Therefore, the decision to ex-communicate them should be immediately withdrawn,” he said.

Badal Dal gets passed a resolution seeking Centre’s interference in HSGPC issue in Punjab Assembly

Chandigarh/ Punjab (July 18, 2014): Punjab's ruling party on 17 July took the opposition to the formation of separate Gurdwara committee for Haryana to the Punjab assembly. A resolution moved by Badal Dal was passed Punjab Legislative Assembly passed by voice vote a resolution seeking the Centre’s intervention in “prohibiting any state to interfere in religious matter of other states”.

Won’t hand over keys of “golaks” to HSGPC, says Avtar Singh Makkar

Panchkula, Haryana (July 18, 2014): After attending a meeting of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee members and workers at Gurdwara Nadha Sahib (Panchkula) yesterday, the SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said that key of Golaks of 8 Sikh Gurdwaras of Haryana shall not be handed over to newly formed HSGPC.

Badal responsible for formation of HSGMC, should recognize it: Simranjit Singh Mann

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab (July 16, 2014): Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar president Simranjit Singh Mann voiced support for the formation of a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in Haryana, on Tuesday (July 17).

Parkash Singh Badal, CM Punjab

Badal threatens to “quit” over Haryana SGPC issue

Chandigarh, Punjab (July 17, 2014): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is reported to have threatened to quit if the Central government did not intervene in the issue of setting up of a separate committee in Haryana to manage Gurdwaras there. According to Badal Dal sources the party led by Badal clan is also planning to launch a jail-bharo campaign in Delhi.

Jathedar issued Hukamnama from the Akal Takht, which was drafted and finalized by SAD’s core committee in Chandigarh

Amritsar, Punjab (July 16, 2014): Holding Mr. Badal fully responsible for the present mess within the Sikh community, the Dal Khalsa has termed the edict of the Akal Takht excommunicating the Sikh leaders of Haryana as unprincipled and declared it unacceptable to the community.

Kiranjot Kaur declined be part of “recommendation” for excommunication of HSGPC Sikh leaders

Amritsar, Punjab (July 16, 2014): According to YesPunjab.Com, [t]he decision to excommunicate HSGPC leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda, Didar Singh Nalvi and Harmohinder Singh Chatha was taken in a meeting at Akal Takht chaired by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.

Haryana Sikh leaders Jhinda, Nalvi “excommunicated” from Sikh panth in unconventional and highly contested way

Amritsar, Punjab (July 16, 2014): According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) Haryana Sikh leader, including Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (ad hoc) headers Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalvi have been “excommunicated” from the Sikh panth. A directive in this regard has reportedly been issued by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.

HSGPC bill becoming an Act: Dal Khalsa extends congratulations to Sikhs of Haryana

Amritsar, Punjab (July 14, 2014): Referring to the HSGPC bill becoming an act, Dal Khalsa has extended its congratulations to Sikhs of Haryana for getting the right to manage their religious institutions free from the stranglehold of Badals.

Haryana Governor gives assent to Haryana SGPC Bill; Hooda Govt. gears up to form ad hoc HSGPC

Chandigarh/ Haryana (July 14, 2014): According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia today gave his assent haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (HSGPC) Bill, that was passed by Haryana state assembly on July 11.

Sukhbir Badal, Deputy CM Punjab

Sukhbir to lead delegation to Indian President; Says delegation would appease P. Mukharjee regarding Congress’ anti-Sikh design

Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Badal reportedly said that he would lead a Sikh delegation to meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to “unmask the conspiracy” allegedly hatched by Congress party to divide the Sikhs by trying to create a separate SGPC in Haryana.

Avtar Singh Makkar says HSGPC move ‘illegal’ and it’s prerogative of Badals to decide next course

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has dubbed the Haryana Government’s initiative to carve out a separate Sikh gurdwara panel for Haryana as ‘unconstitutional and illegal’. SGPC has expressed anguish over the Haryana govt's move and it has also urged the Central Government of India and the President of India to intervene and stall the move.

Breaking News: Haryana Assembly passes Haryana Committee (HSGPC) Bill amidst walkout by INDL and BJP

The Haryana state assembly today passed bill for the formation of separate Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana. The bill, titled “Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Bill 2014” was passed amidst walkout by opposition parties including INLD and BJP.

HSGPC Bill tabled in Haryana assembly; SGPC forms “sub-committee” for Haryana

According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Haryana state assembly today began debate on a bill aimed at forming separate Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (HSGPC).

Center’s approval not necessary for formation HSGPC, says legal experts

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy CM son Sukhbir Singh Badal may be hoping that the Bhartiya Janta Party led NDA government at the Centre, to which Badal Dal is also an ally, may block the formation of a separate gurdwara body in Haryana, but state officials claim that it's governor may give his assent to pass the bill.

Sikh Siyasat Talkshow discussing issue of separate HSGPC for Sikhs in Haryana

Issue of separate Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee for Haryana (HSGPC) was discussed by Sikh Siyasat's weekly talkshow aired by Sikh Channel (UK) on July 08, 2014. Watch full recording now.

Avtar Singh Makkar still confidant that Hooda can not create HSGPC

Two days after the Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced to form the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC), SGPC head Avtar Singh Makkar has warned the government against "dividing the Sikh community" for the sake of political gains. He said that the SGPC leadership would not tolerate this and Haryana CM should not live in an illusion that he would succeed in creating the HSGPC.

Chautalas’ Party and Badal Dal to jointly raise voice against HSGPC in Indian Parliament

According to media reports the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) of Harayna and its traditional political ally from Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), may jointly raise their voice in the Parliament against the proposed move of Haryana government to constitute Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC).

Giani Gurbachan Singh issues emotional appeal to Haryana Sikhs for “unity” of Panth

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has issued an 'emotional appeal' to Haryana Sikhs against formation of seperate Gurdwara committee for Haryana.

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