Ludhiana, Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) president Paramjit Singh Sarna has said his outfit has got the “sewa” of restoring the Gurdwara Dera Sahib building, the site where Guru Arjun Dev was martyred, at Lahore. He said this was decided by a Sikh congregation and Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, which are overseeing the restoration work of Nankana Sahib.
He said a part of the Gurdwara ‘Shaheedi Asthaan’ would not be changed at all during the restoration work. He said the gurdwara would be built with the approval of the Waqf Board in Pakistan.
Talking about the issue of separate Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Haryana, he said there should be different Sikh Gurdwra Parbandhak Committees for all the states as these would empower Sikhs politically. He alleged that by managing all the gurdwaras in all the states, the SGPC wanted to empower itself but weaken Sikhs in other states.