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SGPC row: Haryana govt asks Centre to withdraw its letter

Chandigarh:  The Haryana government today asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to “forthwith withdraw” the letter asking Governor to withdraw his assent to the Bill for creation of a separate SGPC for the state. Giving example of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, which manages affairs of the Sikh shrines in the national capital “with no say of Amritsar SGPC in ...

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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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Akal Takht move draws flak from various quarters

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht move to ex-communicate Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, HSGPC leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Deedar Singh Nalvi for “conspiring to divide the SGPC” has drawn flak from various Sikh leaders and intellectuals. Among the prominent faces who resented the move are SGPC member Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, the granddaughter of SGPC founder Master Tara Singh. She ...

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Takht excommunicates HSGPC architects Chattha, Nalvi, Jhinda

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht today excommunicated Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha and state Sikh leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalvi for “challenging the supremacy of Akal Takht by conspiring to divide the SGPC despite being repeatedly warned against it”. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, while reading out his edict from the rostrum of the Takht this afternoon, ...

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