The Punjab and Haryana high court has refused to intervene in the ongoing controversy involving Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) over Nanakshahi calendar.
The division bench of justice AK Mittal on Thursday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) on the issue, stating that no public interest was involved in the petition. “It appears to have been filed with political motivation to stall the working of the SGPC. Thus, we are not inclined to entertain this petition,” the HC order said while dismissing the petition.
The petitioner in the case, PS Randhawa had approached the court seeking direction from it to the SGPC not to remove Nandgarh from his post during a meeting scheduled to be held on January 17. He had argued that Nandgarh was being removed for opposing the implementation of the Bikrami calendar and supporting the Nanakshahi version.