SC resolution on separate gurdwara administration committee assault on ‘panth’: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh, September 20
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday described the Supreme Courtroom verdict upholding the validity of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Administration) Act, 2014, as “an assault on the panth” and claimed it had prompted deep resentment amongst the neighborhood worldwide.
Addressing the media right here, the SAD president stated it was extraordinarily unlucky that the SGPC, an inter-state physique, had been bifurcated by recognising a state laws despite the fact that the ability to make legislation on this challenge was reserved with the Centre.
Badal stated the Congress had been making an attempt for many years to weaken the SAD in addition to Sikh establishments and the 2014 Act forming a separate physique to handle gurdwaras in Haryana was a part of this technique.
He stated it was equally condemnable that the Punjab authorities below Amarinder Singh had taken an anti-SGPC stance within the apex courtroom on this case. “The final nail was hammered in by the Bhagwant Singh Mann authorities whose Advocate Basic gave a written submission towards the SGPC within the case.” Asserting that the SAD wouldn’t tolerate tinkering of a 100-year-old act, Badal stated that the social gathering has known as a gathering of senior leaders to determine on the subsequent plan of action which might embody authorized recourse.
He additionally appealed to all ‘panthic’ organisations to unite “to defeat the designs of anti-Sikh forces to divide the Sikh neighborhood and rule by proxy”.
Badal stated the nation had earlier witnessed how the character of the elected Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee was modified in a single day and brought over.
He additionally associated how Punjab was already struggling after its river waters have been snatched away from it even because it remained with out its personal capital metropolis of Chandigarh. “Now the SGPC has been truncated by recognising the formation of a separate Committee for Haryana.” Questioned concerning the challenge regarding deplaning of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann from an plane in Frankfurt, Badal stated “the Chief Minister’s actions have lowered the status of Punjab and Punjabis”.
He went on to reveal how he had talked to 2 passengers who have been on the identical flight because the Chief Minister to confirm the incident.
“Whereas one of many passengers, an industrialist, was within the firstclass the opposite, an hotelier from Rajasthan, was within the enterprise class. Each stated that Bhagwant Mann had fallen down on the primary seat after getting into the plane.” He stated following this the air hostess knowledgeable the Chief Minister about his seat which was a little bit to the again and that Mann proceeded to his seat swaying from one facet to a different.
“Following this the air hostess knowledgeable the Captain concerning the state of affairs and it was the Captain who got here to the spot and took the choice to deboard the Chief Minister.”
Noting that the aircraft was late as disclosed by Lufthansa, Badal stated: “Lufthansa has by no means stated Bhagwant Mann was not drunk and that the deboarding incident didn’t happen. Actually the airline has refused to reveal the incident citing privateness legal guidelines.”
He additionally questioned how the Chief Minister fell in poor health abruptly after having fun with the consolation of the VIP lounge on the Frankfurt airport for practically two hours.
Demanding an inquiry into the whole incident, Badal appealed to the Governor to dismiss Mann from his put up. “Such an individual shouldn’t be allowed to proceed in workplace any longer,” he added.
Badal additionally stated whereas the lies concerning the institution of a automotive manufacturing plant by BMW in Punjab had been uncovered, folks didn’t know that the cycle firm which the Chief Minister had claimed would put money into the state already had operations in Ludhiana. IANS