SGPC calls members’ assembly on September 30 following Supreme Court docket order on Haryana regulation

SGPC calls members’ assembly on September 30 following Supreme Court docket order on Haryana regulation



PTI

Amritsar, September 23

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has referred to as a particular assembly of its members right here on September 30 to debate the long run plan of action within the wake of the Supreme Court docket upholding the constitutional validity of a 2014 regulation enacted by the Haryana authorities to handle the affairs of the gurdwaras within the state.

The SGPC, the apex non secular physique of the Sikhs, has stated it is going to file a assessment petition in opposition to the apex court docket order.

It has additionally rejected the Supreme Court docket order upholding the validity of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Administration) Act, 2014.

In a press launch issued right here, the SGPC stated a decision was handed on this regard at an pressing assembly of its government committee.

The assembly, held in Chandigarh, was presided by SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami.

The decision claimed that the regulation enacted by the Haryana authorities can’t have an effect on the jurisdiction of the SGPC whereas the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925 is in drive.

Dhami stated the SGPC government committee has determined to file a assessment petition in opposition to the Supreme Court docket order and a particular assembly of all of the members has been referred to as in Amritsar on September 30 to debate the long run plan of action.

He stated solely the Centre has the precise to amend the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925 and that too is feasible solely with the approval of the SGPC’s Normal Home.

“States can’t scale back the jurisdiction of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925 because the modification conduct is decided. Every so often, governments have adopted ways to weaken the Sikh energy and intervene within the SGPC’s affairs, however they by no means succeeded earlier than the Panth’s unity,” Dhami stated.

There are 52 gurdwaras in Haryana. 5 of these are managed by the HSGPC whereas the remaining are underneath the SGPC.

Moreover the shrines in Punjab and Haryana, the SGPC additionally manages the affairs of a gurdwara every in Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Administration) Act was enacted when Bhupinder Singh Hooda was the chief minister.

Dhami stated the then Union authorities, led by the Congress, had tried to intervene within the SGPC’s affairs in 1959, however needed to settle for the Sikh neighborhood’s demand.

“After the protest by Sikhs, in April 1959, a pact was signed between the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Shiromani Akali Dal president Grasp Tara Singh, underneath which it was made obligatory to take the approval of the SGPC’s Normal Home for making amendments within the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925,” he added.

Dhami stated the Haryana authorities mustn’t attempt to take possession of a gurdwara or every other establishment functioning underneath the 1925 regulation.

The SGPC president additionally stated “we recognize the emotions of the Sikh Sangat of Haryana, however the conspiracies of powers wanting to interrupt the supreme Sikh physique SGPC can by no means be accepted”.  





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