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Sikh students’ body to join SAD meet in Amritsar on July 27

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, July 25, 2014
First Published: 13:48 IST(25/7/2014) | Last Updated: 13:51 IST(25/7/2014)

 The Sikh Students Federation has announced to join the meeting called by the Shiromani Akali Dal at Manji Sahib hall in Amritsar on July 27 against the formation of separate Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in Haryana.

Addressing a meeting of the federation’s executive committee at Circuit House, federation president Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal said, “Sikhs will not tolerate interference in their religious matters. Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) is the elected apex body of Sikhs.”

“Some of the organisations and intellectuals have been supporting formation of separate Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Haryana, because they are against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for some political reasons,” Grewal said.

Chiding Congress over the formation of separate Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Grewal said, “Haryana government has been appointing non-Sikhs and Congressmen in the committee for management of gurdwaras in Haryana. The federation will struggle against the policies of Congress.”

He said the federation workers, after offering prayer at Shri Akal Takhat Sahib, would meet Shri Akal Takhat Sahib jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, and would appeal him to take the command of the issue.

Grewal also criticised the act of sports authorities at the Commonwealth Games in which Sikh players were asked to takeoff their turbans.

Paramjit Singh Dhar ma Singh Wala, SGPC member Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh, Kanwaljit Singh Lali, Gurjit Singh Gaggi, Sukhdeep Singh Sidhwan, Manpreet Singh Bunty, Bhai Hari Singh Kaunke, Bhupinder Singh Bajrood, and Pritam Singh Kadarwala and others were present during the meeting.

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