Tag Archives: Gurdwara

Bid to stop visiting team draws flak

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has drawn flak from various quarters over the tight security arrangements it had made to stop HSGMC president Jagdish Singh Jhinda from entering Akal Takht even as the latter himself opted to stay out. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “It is a very old tradition. An individual excommunicated from the panth cannot enter Akal Takht.” ...

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Saharanpur violence: SGPC to visit UP, assess situation

Saharanpur, India: In a grim reminder of the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar last year, three people were killed and many others injured when clashes broke out between two communities in Saharanpur on Saturday over possession of property near a gurudwara. Following the clashes, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday announced the formation of a four-member panel which will visit ...

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Haryana Gurdwara Committee: Five Facts You Need To Know

1) Until the formation of the separate committee for Haryana Gurdwaras, the Akali-dominated SGPC had control over Gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. 2) SGPC has a total of 190 members, out of which 170 are elected. From the elected members, 157 are from Punjab, 11 from Haryana and one each from Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. Haryana Sikhs ...

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Shiromani Akali Dal deploys its army to fortify Haryana gurdwaras

Jalandhar, Punjab: The stage is set for an eyeball to eyeball confrontation between the Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) backed by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the new Haryana gurdwara panel over the control of Sikh shrines in Haryana. Haryana governor Jagannath Pahadia had on July 14 given his assent to the bill passed by the state assembly for creating ...

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SGPC deliberating on recycling used water

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is contemplating to reuse rain water and water discharged from ablution, langar (community kitchen) in gurdwaras, educational institutions, hospitals and other buildings, managed by it, to recharge underground water table. This was stated by SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar while reacting to a query posed in light of a communiqué written to him ...

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