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Row over ‘martyrs’ gallery: Despite CM’s objection, Damdami Taksal to go ahead with ‘kar sewa’

As the seminary has started an ‘akhand paath’ at the Bluestar Memorial gurdwara on Tuesday, the kar sewa will begin in its basement on Thursday morning.

punjab Updated: Jul 05, 2017 21:29 IST
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT File Photo)

Even as Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has objected to setting up a ‘martyrs’ gallery’ inside the Operation Bluestar Memorial at Golden Temple, Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal has decided to go ahead with the ‘kar sewa’ (voluntary service) for this.

As the seminary has started an ‘akhand paath’ at the Bluestar Memorial gurdwara on Tuesday, the kar sewa will begin in its basement on Thursday morning.

On Tuesday, the CM expressed his displeasure saying the Damdami Taksal is trying foment trouble and is disrupting peace by such activities.

The seminary after getting permission from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to set up the gallery has sent invites to many Sikh organisations and is expecting a sizeable gathering at the Bluestar Memorial.

From Thursday, an akhand paath will also start in the remembrance of militant preacher Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and others killed during the Operation Bluestar.

SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar and other office-bearers are likely to be present during the ceremony on Thursday.

The Damdami Taksal chief could not be contacted for comments.