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Special meeting of all members of the SGPC convened on September 30

AMRIK SINGH | September 23, 2022 11:52 PM

AMRITSAR: A special meeting of all members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) members has been called to discuss the future course of action here on September 30, 2022.

Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami president SGPC said that the right to make any amendment in the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, was only with the Central government and that too was possible only with the approval of SGPC's General House.

He alleged that in the past Congress-led Central government had attempted to interfere in Gurdwara affairs 1959, but it had to accept the Sikh community's demand.

"After the protest by Sikhs, in April 1959, a pact was reached between the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and Shiromani Akali Dal president Master Tara Singh, under which, it was made mandatory to take approval of SGPC's General House for making amendment in the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, " he said.

He further said that the Sikh community was saddened that BJP and RSS were also following the footsteps of Congress.

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