SGPC rejects HSGMC’s ‘empty golak’ charge

Amritsar, Punjabi: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today dismissed the allegations levelled against it by the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) regarding “empty golak” of the gurdwara at Guhla-Cheeka in Haryana.

In a statement released here, the SGPC lashed out at HSGMC chief Jagdish Singh Jhinda for his “misinformation campaign”.

SGPC secretary Manjeet Singh said the SGPC was a duly elected body of the Sikhs and it had a set procedure for its functioning. He said a large number of devotees visited the gurdwara at Guhla-Cheeka on the day of ‘Masya’ and the offerings made there were counted the next day before making the final entry in the gurdwara record. He said this time a sum of Rs 35,108 was offered at the gurdwara, which was deposited in the shrine’s account and its entry had been made in the record. He cautioned the Sikh Sangat to be aware of the “misleading statements” being made by the HSGMC leaders.

‘Racist campaign’ flayed

The SGPC today condemned the “racist campaign” launched by an organisation against the Sikhs in Canada and sought strict action against those behind it.

In a statement, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the Sikhs were living in Canada in large numbers for years now and they had contributed immensely in the country’s development.

Source: HT

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