SC resolution on separate gurdwara administration committee assault on ‘panth’: Sukhbir

CHANDIGARH : 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 apanth” and claimed it had brought about deep resentment amongst the group 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 facility to make regulation on this situation was reserved with the Centre.

Badal stated the Congress had been attempting 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 underneath Amarinder Singh had taken an anti-SGPC stance within the apex court docket on this case. “The final nail was hammered in by the Bhagwant Singh Mann authorities whose Advocate Normal gave a written submission in opposition to the SGPC within the case.”

Asserting that the SAD wouldn’t tolerate tinkering of a 100-year-old act, Badal stated that the celebration has referred to as a gathering of senior leaders to resolve on the following plan of action which may embrace authorized recourse.

He additionally appealed to all ‘panthic’ organisations to unite “to defeat the designs of anti-Sikh forces to divide the Sikh group 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 had been snatched away from it even because it remained with out its personal capital metropolis of Chandigarh. “Now the SGPC has been truncated by recognizing the formation of a separate Committee for Haryana.”

Wuestioned in regards to the situation 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 had been on the identical flight because the Chief Minister to confirm the incident.

“Whereas one of many passengers, an industrialist, was within the top quality 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 bit of 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 in regards to the scenario and it was the Captain who got here to the spot and took the choice to deboard the Chief Minister.”

Noting that the airplane was late as disclosed by Lufthansa, Badal stated: “Lufthansa has by no means stated that Mr Bhagwant Mann was not drunk and that the deboarding incident didn’t happen. In truth the airline has refused to reveal the incident citing privateness legal guidelines.”

He additionally questioned how the Chief Minister fell unwell all of a sudden after having fun with the consolation of the VIP lounge on the Frankfurt airport for almost two hours.

Demanding an inquiry into all the 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 in regards to 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 spend money on the state already had operations in Ludhiana.

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