Former deputy speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha and senior Congress leader Bir Devinder Singh has justified the decision of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in not giving a ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) to Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne.
“There seems to be nothing wrong in denying the siropa to Kathleen Wynne. It’s reprehensible that some people are unnecessarily raising a hue and cry over the issue. Religious guidelines issued by Akal Takht jathedar are in tune with the ethos of the Sikh faith. The philosophy of the faith and the guiding principles that pertain to truthful living does not sanction any act of immorality that emanates from the unnatural sexual behavior of an individual,” said the former speaker.