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SGPC ready to face any situation in Haryana

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar said that religious committee is ready to face any situation in Haryana and would not tolerate any attempt by anyone to take over the charge of gurdwaras in Haryana.

Speaking to media persons after presiding over function at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib Makkar said some Haryana Sikh leaders had issued statements that that they would take control of the gurdwaras in the state on September 15 and set up a separate organisation to run these. Makkar warned them and said the SGPC would oppose any such move at all costs. He alleged that Haryana government was trying to divide the Sikhs in the state and suppress their voice. The party was doing so to garner Sikh votes in Haryana, he added.

“If anybody tries to take control of the gurdwaras and violate the SGPC Act, we will get a case of trespass and dacoity registered against them. We will make sure that have to pay a heavy price for it,” he said.

Makkar said he, along with some other senior members of the SGPC, recently met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this regard.

Makkar said last year some supporters of the Jhinda group had tried to take over the Chhevin Patshahi Gurdwara in Kurukshetra, following which an FIR had been registered, but no action had been taken so far. He said Haryana Congress leaders had also assured that they would not allow the forcible takeover of gurdwaras by those demanding a separate SGPC.

Makkar said that he held meeting with Haryana Sikhs at various places.

Makkar presided over a seminar on SGPC-Cambridge Scholarship and higher education at Cambridge University at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib. The seminar was organized by the Directorate of Education, SGPC in which Dr Indi Seera, Director (H.R.), Cambridge University, U.K was the key speaker. Dr Seera was honoured by Makkar and SGPC Director Eduction Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia. SGPC secretary Joginder Singh and Mata Gujri College principal Dr J.S. Sidhu was also present on the occasion.

Photo Caption : SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and SGPC Director Education Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia while honourng Dr Indi Seera, Director(HR), Cambridge University at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib. 

Photo by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak 
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Country: India
Date: September 17, 2010
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