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'Don't amend Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act'

After chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has warned the Congress leadership against interfering in the religious matters of the Sikhs and to refrain from amending the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, which aimed at direct election of the president of the DSGMC by the voters instead of by elected members.

punjab Updated: Oct 21, 2012 23:32 IST
HT Correspondents

After chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has warned the Congress leadership against interfering in the religious matters of the Sikhs and to refrain from amending the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, which aimed at direct election of the president of the DSGMC by the voters instead of by elected members.

"The proposal to amend the Act is being done to suit the Sarna brothers, who are nothing but agents of the Congress. The amendment if carried out could incite religious passions and disturb the peace in Punjab", stated Makkar in a statement issued here on Sunday.

The SGPC chief urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to intervene in the matter before it becomes a major political issue.