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SGPC puts up hoardings in P’kula against Hooda govt
HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
Panchkula, July 24, 2014
First Published: 14:27 IST(24/7/2014)
Last Updated: 14:29 IST(24/7/2014)

In the tussle over controlling gurdwaras in Haryana, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday put up hoardings in the town, denouncing the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for “cheating the Sikh community”.

The hoardings in Punjabi allege that the Hooda government has cheated Sikhs and that the offerings at gurdwaras in Haryana would now be deposited in the government treasury.

Coming as a new offensive of SGPC against the Haryana government, these hoardings have appeared inside Gurdwara Nada Sahib complex, near the place where devotees remove their shoes, on the road leading to the gurdwara and also on some of the roundabouts in Panchkula.

The hoardings read that the Sikh community has been informed that in the past few days, Haryana’s Congress government had “misguided and lured certain Sikhs” and passed the bill for the separate management committee for Sikhs. It has also been alleged that this move is a ploy of the Congress government to control the Sikh shrines. The hoardings claim that the Akal Takht is a source of strength for Sikhs and it would not be allowed to be weakened. They exhort the Sikhs to oppose the move.

SGPC member Veer Singh Lopoke, who has been staying at Gurdwara Nada Sahib, told mediapersons that such hoardings would also be put up in Hindi across the state. He said that whosoever had taken an offensive approach against the Akal Takht had paid the price. He added that the Congress government would not be forgiven for this “unholy act”.

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