Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) passed a special resolution quashing the Supreme Court’s decision to recognise the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Act, 2014.
A meeting of the SGPC’s internal committee was held here today under the chairmanship of SGPC president Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, in which the supreme court’s decision was termed as politically motivated. He passed the resolution stating that with the enactment of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, no state act can affect the jurisdiction of the SGPC.
After the meeting, SGPC president Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami alleged that one in two supreme court judges, who delivered the verdict on a separate Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee( HSGMC), was directly linked to the RSS, for which they also had evidence.
He said that the name of that judge will also be revealed soon. He said that the internal committee has also decided to file a review petition on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Haryana Committee.
A special gathering of all the members of the SGPC has been convened in Amritsar on September 30, 2022 to discuss the next course of action.
Pradhan said that the power to make any amendments to the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, is vested only with the Central government after the approval of the General House of the SGPC. He said that if the then Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had tried to break the SGPC by passing the Act under an unconstitutional conspiracy, then the BJP government was not far behind in this.
Dhami said that Captain Amarinder Singh had also presented evidence of being anti-Sikh by changing the affidavit of the Akali government and the present Aam Aadmi Party government also represented Haryana in the Supreme Court.
He said that the recognition given to the Haryana Committee cannot be accepted. SGPC senior vice-president Raghujit Singh Virk, general secretary Jathedar Karnail Singh Panjoli, antaring committee members Surjit Singh Kang, Sarwan Singh Kular, Jarnail Singh Dogranwala and others were present at the meeting.
Bigger attack than blue star: Dhami
SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami said that the decision taken by the Supreme Court is a bigger attack than the blue star. Gurdwaras were attacked at that time and now the soul of the Sikh panth has been attacked. This had never happened even during the British era. He said that the management of gurdwaras in Haryana is with the SGPC.