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Gurdwara Gian Godri issue likely to be solved soon: Makkar

chandigarh Updated: Dec 31, 2013 19:11 IST
Bahadurjeet Singh

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar said on Tuesday that the controversy regarding Gurdwara Gian Godri Sahib, Haridwar, was likely to be resolved soon.

Talking to mediapersons here, Makkar said a meeting would be held with Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on January 6 to sort the matter.

Gurdwara Gian Godri was built on a site which Guru Nanak visited in 1504-05. It is alleged that in 1978, the gurdwara was demolished under the area's beautification drive; in 1984, the site was handed over to the Scouts and Guides Mission. Sikh organisations have been requesting the Uttarakhand government to restore the gurdwara land to them so that the shrine could be reconstructed.

In reply to a question, he said the SGPC had made efforts for the release of Sikh prisoners from jails in the past and would continue in the same vein.

He said the struggle launched by Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa for the release of Sikh prisoners had yielded good results.

Makkar said he had written to the Punjab School Education Board not to hold examinations during Hola Mohalla celebrations in Anandpur Sahib to be held in March.

Earlier,Makkar partipated in the function relating to inauguration of a Gurdwara at Bhai Nand Lal Public School. He also inaugurated a new block of the school.