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High court set aside centre’s notification disbanding “sehajdhari” Sikhs’ voting rights in SGPC elections

Chandigarh (December 20, 2011): A three judges constitutional bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court today pronounced the much-awaited verdict on the voting rights of non-practising “Sehajdhari” Sikhs in Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) polls. The Court has set aside October 8, 2003 notification issued by the the Central Government of India, disbanding “sehajdharis” from voting in SGPC elections.

Panch Pardhani seeks removal of Kapurthala DC to ensure fair polling

Chandigarh (September 08, 2011): Expressing doubts over fair conduct of SGPC elections under a deputy commissioner (DC) who once harboured political aspirations and had even contested the previous gurdwara polls, SAD (Panch Pardhani) has demanded removal of Harkesh Singh Sidhu from the DC's post. The complaint refers to Sidhu as DC, Sangrur - a post he held till last year.

NO change in poll schedule for SGPC, Clarifies Center; Badal want clarification on “Conspirary”

New Delhi/Chandigarh (September 02, 2011): The central government of India has today clarified that no changes had been made in the norms of elections to the Sikh religious body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and that the exercise would be held according to schedule on September 18, 2011.

Sehajdharis get clearance to vote; SGPC Elections expected to be postponed

Chandigarh/Ludhiana (September 01, 2011): Today certain developments have taken place that placed clouds of delay on SGPC's general elections, that were scheduled to be held on 18 September, 2011.

SGPC polls postponed?

Chandigarh (September 01, 2011): As per information received from sources of Sikh Siyasat Network, it is learnt that the SGPC general elections that were to be held on 18 September, 2011 have been postponed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court order.

Bibi Jagir Kaur and Parkash Singh Badal to face land grabbing inquiry

Kapurthala/Chandigarh (August 29, 2011): With less than a month to go in general elections of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), the former SGPC cheif Bibi Jagir Kaur along with Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal are in news for illegal land grabing. Punjab Lokpal, Justice (Retd) D S Dhaliwal, today ordered an inquiry into complaint on "illegal occupation" of prime government land in Kapurthala district by former SGPC chief Jagir Kaur at the alleged behest of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Turf corrupt candidates by voting for righteous ones: ASGPC to Sikh voters

Ludhiana (August 29, 2011): The American Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ASGPC) has made an appeal to Sikhs voting for the upcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections for a written promise from candidates contesting elections that they would promote religious agenda of the Sikh nation.

SGPC Elections 2011: Non-keshdharis attempting to vote would be arrested, Election Cheif

Chandigarh (August 28, 2011): Chief Commissioner of Gurdwara Elections, Justice H S Brar (retd), is reported to have that non-keshdharis attempting to vote in the SGPC elections will be arrested.

SGPC Elections 2011: Voters to carry any of listed cards to prove identity

Chandigarh (August 28, 2011): It is learnt that the Chief Commissioner Gurudwara Elections has issued orders directing the voters to establish their identity at the Polling stations at the time of poll for the SGPC Election to be held on 18 September, 2011 by producing the identity cards issued them under the authority of Election Commission of India.

SGPC Elections: ‘Candidates being lured and pressurized to change loyalties’, alleges Sikh Body

Amritsar (August 25, 2011): Applying all foul and unfair means, the Dal Khalsa alleged that Shiromani Akali Dal was luring and threatening the candidates belonging to Panthic Morcha to ensure their withdrawal from the poll arena by Aug 26, the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers for the September 18 SGPC elections.

Tie up between SAD (B) and Sant Samaj: A big fraud on electorate, says Dal Khalsa

Jalandhar (19 August, 2011): Exposing the fake claims made by Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the so-called Sant Samaj regarding the allotments of tickets, the Dal Khalsa today described the tie up between both as a big fraud on electorate.

S. Mann should contest SGPC from Channanwal only: Justice Bains

Fatehgarh Sahib (August 10, 2011): As per media reports Punjab Human Rights Organization Chairman Justice (retd.) Ajit Singh Bains today appealed to Shiromani Akali Dal(Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann to contest SGPC election from Channanwal (Barnala) instead of Bassi Pattana constituency of district Fatehgarh Sahib.

Lawyers to watch activities of SGPC candidate

Amritsar (August 7, 2011): As per media reports, senior Sikh advocate in Supreme Cour tof India, Sirdar H. S. Phoolka has said that independent groups, led by Sikh lawyers, would keep a watch on activities of candidates contesting SGPC polls.

SGPC elections: Schedule declared

Chandigarh (August 4, 2011): The Chief Election Commissioner Gurudwara Elections today announced the election schedule for Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), considered to be mini-parliament of Sikhs, to be held on September 18.

SGPC Elections: Badal Dal’s core committee authorises father and son duo to decide candidates

Chandigarh (July 31, 2011): The Central Committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) is reported to have "unanimously" authorized Party President Sukhbir Singh Badal and Patron Parkash Singh Badal to select candidates for the upcoming SGPC elections.

SGPC Elections: Gurdwara Election Commission notifies 40 election symbols for various parties

Chandigarh (July 30, 2011): As per certain media reports the Gurdwara Election Commission on Friday notified 40 election symbols for various parties. An Express News Service (ENS) report adds that notification fixing dates for various stages of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee elections would be issued on August 4, when the process of nominations would start. The Central Government of India has already fixed the date of poll as 18th September, 2011.

SGPC Elections: Elect Panthic Candidate for better management

Fatehgarh Sahib (July 29, 2011): Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu, Chairman of SAD (Panch Pardhani) has urged Sikh masses to elect Panthic Candidates, in general elections of SGPC, who oppose Badal's control over the statutory body.

SGPC elections delared; Govt. in admin overdrive, Amrinder Target Badal, says Badal’s hands are smeared with blood

Chandigarh/Patiala (July 28, 2011): The election for the general house of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), considered to be mini-Parliament of Sikhs, will be held on September 18 this year, reports various media sources.

SGPC Elections: Irregularities in voter lists, Complainants term probe an eyewash

Amritsar (April 16, 2011): Even as an inquiry conducted by Deputy Commissioner KS Pannu into alleged irregularities in the registration of voters for the upcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections has indicted junior officials for laxity, complainants have termed the probe an eyewash. They say the probe was conducted half-heartedly and all allegations were not probed; besides, they say, senior officials were spared the blame.

Bhai Harpal Singh is also named in Lilli’s murder case

Mansa (January 21, 2011): Addressing a press conference over here, Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema, Secretary General of SAD (Panch Pardhani) revealed that even his name was also mentioned in charge-sheet filed by police in Lilli Kumar's murder case. He said that holding him accused in this case, the police claimed that it was yet to collect evidences against him.

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