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Makkar opposes use of turbans

punjab Updated: Sep 10, 2012 23:15 IST
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SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, on Monday, advised senior Supreme Court lawyer Harwinder Singh Phoolka and former journalist Jarnail Singh, who are planning to display 3,000 turbans at the India Gate or Jantar Mantar in Delhi on the 29th anniversary of the 1984 riots in November along with the names of the victims written below each turban, not to do so.

Phoolka and Jarnail had submitted a memorandum to the Akal Takht jathedar in this regard on Sunday.

Talking to mediapersons here, Makkar said that considering the sanctity of the Sikh turban, Phoolka and Jarnail should not use it during the protest.

Makkar was here to inaugurate a boys' hostel at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College. The hostel, named after Baba Aali Singh, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore. The 60-room hostel with attached bathrooms will house 180 male students.

Makkar also laid the foundation stone of a civil engineering block of the college.