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Government of India should prioritize simplification of Sikh issues: SGPC President Dhami

AMRIK SINGH | November 30, 2021 12:12 AM

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak while talking to media persons , said that simplification of many issues of the nation has been sought from Government of India and many issues with State Government.

He said that a resolution of the General Assembly had thanked both the governments for reopening the corridor of Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib Sri Kartarpur Sahib.

The resolution also demanded that the passport requirement for pilgrims visiting the shrine through the corridor be abolished and the process be streamlined.

Similarly, a resolution welcoming the repeal of the three anti-farmer laws also called for immediate enactment of laws to ensure minimum support price for the crops of the farmers, calling them the benefactors of the world.
He said that a resolution has strongly criticized the government's interference in Sikh institutions. The resolution cited government interference in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and Takht Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib Management Committee and demanded immediate cessation of government interference in these Sikh institutions. He said that even after the general election of the Delhi Committee, the election of office bearers was not being allowed, which was a direct government intervention in the Sikh body.
Advocate Dhami said that through a resolution the Congress party has been termed as a party which has repeatedly tormented the Sikh psyche.

He said that Congress had committed genocide by massacring Sikhs first in June 1984 and then in November 1984. Sadly, the Congress party has been rewarding those involved in the massacre. Recently, Jagdish Tytler has been given a higher post, which has hurt Sikh sentiments.

He said the resolution warned Tytler to immediately remove him from the party's special invitation and apologize to the Congress Sikh community.
Similarly, another resolution expressed deep concern over the incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and demanded that strict laws be enacted to curb it. The resolution calls for the enactment of a law on life imprisonment for those who commit indecency.

Expressing deep concern over the racial attacks on Sikhs at home and abroad, the resolution called on the Government of India to take steps to prevent such incidents.
The Government of India should approach the governments of foreign countries at the diplomatic level to issue orders in this regard to various governments in the country and to prevent racist attacks abroad.

The SGPC President said that through a resolution of the General Session, the Central Board of CBSE has strongly condemned the exclusion of Punjabi language from the main subjects. The move by CBSE is a gross injustice to the students of the state and is against the spirit of the federal constitution. Therefore, the Government of India should take immediate action by CBSE to reintroduce Punjabi language in the main subjects. According to Advocate Dhami, expressing deep concern over the tendency of youth to migrate abroad due to unemployment, a resolution was passed calling on the governments to formulate employment oriented policies for the youth so that they feel proud to stay at home.

Mr Dhammi said that the trend of posting on social media against Sikh Gurus, Sikh martyrs and doctrines of Sikh history was unfortunate and the government should take strict action to curb it. At the same time, a resolution has been passed condemning pornography served in films and songs in the name of culture.

Meanwhile, the newly elected General Secretary S. Mr. Karnail Singh Panjoli said that Punjab Chief Minister Mr. It is highly reprehensible for Charanjit Singh Channi to call the Shiromani Akali Dal a traitor in the Vidhan Sabha and pass a resolution in this regard. He said that traitor of Sikh community was Congress class and Shiromani Akali Dal had always fought Panthic war. On this, Chief Advocate Dhami said that it is included.

Meanwhile, condolence resolutions were read out regarding some of the departed personalities in the past. Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, former Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Giani Bhagwan Singh, former Head Granthi of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Baba Dalwar Singh Chhiniwal, Member of Shiromani Committee, Jathedar Seva Singh Sekhwan, Member of Shiromani Committee passed away during Kisan Sangharsh. Included are farmers.

At the request of Shiromani Committee member Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, Sikh scholar Dr. Jodh Singh and Jarnail Singh Delhi was also included. Moolmantras and Gurmantras were also recited for these departed souls.

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