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SGPC to file review petition in HSGMC case: Advocate Dhami

The Fact News Service
Amritsar, September 20

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to file a review petition following the Supreme Court judgment today in the case regarding a challenge to the validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) Act, 2014. The opinion of senior lawyers will be taken in this regard and legal action is required accordingly.

This decision was taken in the SGPC executive committee (EC) meeting presided over by SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, at Sri Guru Ramdas Medical College in Amritsar on Tuesday.

Talking to the media after the meeting, SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said that a consensus has been reached to file a review petition in the case of validity to HSGMC Act, 2014, by the Supreme Court, for which, the officials of SGPC have been deputed at Delhi. He said that the next legal action will be taken as per the opinion of the senior lawyers after examining the Supreme Court’s order.

SGPC President said that it is not right to comment on the Supreme Court’s judgment, but the move played by the then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to form a separate Gurdwara management committee for Haryana is dividing the Sikh power.

“Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is a part of the Congress class that massacred Sikhs, but it is sad that the incumbent BJP Government also followed the same footsteps and became partners in breaking the foremost representative institution of Sikhs. The politics of breaking up SGPC and dividing Sikh power is not right and the governments should not interfere in Sikh issues”, said SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami. Solar energy plant to be installed at Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Nauvin, Baba Bakala Sahib.

In the SGPC’s executive committee meeting, approval was given to install a solar energy plant at Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Nauvin, Baba Bakala Sahib.

SGPC President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said that the SGPC is continuously working to increase the use of natural resources and under this, solar energy plants have already been installed in several Gurdwaras.

Now, a plant will be installed at Gurdwara Sri Baba Bakala Sahib, and in future, installation of solar plants will be expanded to other Gurdwaras too.

He said that for the convenience of the pilgrims arriving at Sri Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, a large parking lot and sarais will be constructed by establishing a multi-storied building at the location of Akali Bagh. The problems encountered for the construction work at Akali Bagh location with an area of about 7 acres have been resolved and the construction will start soon.

SGPC President informed that the preparations for 100 year centenary of Saka Sri Panja Sahib are ongoing and an advanced SGPC delegation is likely to visit Pakistan soon to outline the congregations. He said that in this regard, correspondence is in process with Pakistan’s embassy at Delhi and it is hoped that an advance delegation will visit Pakistan this month.

During the SGPC EC meeting, condolence resolutions were also passed to pay tributes to Takht Sri Harmandar Ji Patna Sahib management committee president Avtar Singh Hit, Didar Singh Bains of USA, former SGPC member Gurinderpal Singh Rayiya and Gurdeep Singh Jira, who passed away in recent past.

Present in the meeting included SGPC senior vice-president Raghujit Singh Virk, general secretary Karnail Singh Panjoli, EC members Sarvan Singh Kular, Surjit Singh Garhi, Jarnail Singh Dogranwala, Balwinder Singh Vain Puin, Harjap Singh Sultanwind, Amarjit Singh Bandala, Bibi Gurpreet Kaur, Jodh Singh Samra, Baba Gurpreet Singh, SGPC additional secretary Paramjit Singh Saroa, Pratap Singh, Sukhminder Singh, OSD Satbir Singh Dhami, assistant secretary Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, Gurinder Singh, Nirvail Singh, Satnam Singh Mangasarai, Gurcharan Singh Kuhala, in-charge Shahbaz Singh, Gurnam Singh, Balwinder Singh Khairabad, Azaddeep Singh, Tarsem Singh, Rajwant Singh, XeN Paramjit Singh, and Manager Sukhraj Singh.

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