SAD Amritsar media adviser Iqbal Singh Tiwana termed the convention announced by the SAD-SGPC as anti-panthic, on Friday.
He said that the Punjab chief minister (CM) and SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal was adopting a pick-and-choose policy while inviting Sikh intellectuals for the discussion on a separate managing committee of gurdwaras in Haryana.
He said that on one side the CM was terming the convention to be held in Amritsar on July 27 as panthic while on the other hand he was restricting the entry of Simranjit Singh Mann and others who wanted to participate in it.
Saying that the convention could be termed panthic only when Sikh leaders, intellectuals, organisations, could present views without any fear, he added that opposing a separate should also be invited. Decisions should be taken after approval from the participants, he said.
Tiwana said that it appeared as if the Badal government was trying to instigate the Sikh community by holding the conference.
It could disturb the peace between the Sikh communities of the two states, he said.
He urged the Sikh community to not get misguided.