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HSGPC issue: Makkar leads protest at Sirsa

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, July 09, 2014
First Published: 08:09 IST(9/7/2014) | Last Updated: 15:52 IST(9/7/2014)

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday led a protest at Sirsa against the decision of the Haryana government to form the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC).

A statement issued from the SGPC headquarters here said that Makkar, accompanied by members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of Haryana, also submitted a memorandum to the Sirsa deputy commissioner in which he described the move to form the HSGPC as a “direct interference in the affairs of the Sikhs and an attempt to weaken the SGPC, the sole representative body of the Sikhs”.

Earlier addressing SAD members, Makkar warned the Haryana government to drop its move to form a separate committee or else the Sikhs will “stand up” to unitedly oppose it.

“Sikhs have always united when their religion has been threatened and this time too, they will stand up to take on the Haryana government”, he added.

Indicating that such protests will continue throughout Haryana, Makkar appealed to the Sikhs of the state to come out and oppose the “designs of the (Haryana) government to divide and weaken the community”.

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