HT Punjab news digest: Giani Gurmukh’s removal as jathedar and Amarinder’s security cut
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HT Punjab news digest: Giani Gurmukh’s removal as jathedar and Amarinder’s security cut

Here’s a digest of the day’s top 5 news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for April 21.

punjab Updated: Apr 27, 2017 18:00 IST
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Giani Gurmukh Singh,Amarinder,Harjit Sajjan
Giani Gurmukh Singh (HT File Photo)

Giani Gurmukh Singh removed as Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar over ‘violation of Sikh maryada’

A defiant Giani Gurmukh Singh was removed as jathedar of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib — one of the five temporal seats of Sikhism — and also as head granthi of Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in a meeting of its executive at Fatehgarh Sahib on Friday. He had been critical of the SGPC and also pointed fingers at Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal, who lead the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) that controls the SGPC. Read the full story here

Amarinder cuts own security by 376 cops, 1,500 withdrawn from others

Taking further step to end the VIP culture, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday, cut down his own security from 1,392 to 1,016 men and also ordered withdrawal of 1,500 more cops from other categories. Read the full story here

Sajjan relives childhood, shuns AC, sleeps on cot on the roof

After a long hectic Thursday, when Canada’s defence minister Harjit Sajjan retired for the night at his refurbished ancestral house here, he chose to relive the childhood days. Ignoring the air-conditioned bedroom of his recently renovated house, he opted for a ‘manji’ (woven cot) on the terrace in the company of his security officer from Canada! Read the full story here

Punjab’s abandoned wives relive trauma as NRI grooms leave, never to return

“I did not even get time to grieve after my wife died of breast cancer in September last year. I was too busy fighting for my daughter, Sarita, whose husband left her,” says Jalandhar resident Jai Gopal, a lump forming in his throat. Read the full story here

Indo-Canadian alliance deplores motion declaring 1984 anti-Sikh riots genocide

The National Alliance of Indo-Canadians (NAIC) has called on the members of provincial Parliament (MPP) of the Ontario assembly to recall and modify the M-46 motion which characterises the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as a ‘genocide’. Read the full story here

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First Published: Apr 21, 2017 21:03 IST