SGPC urges PM to take up Quebec’s proposed bill with Canada

Amritsar, Punjab: As the authorities in the Canadian state of Quebec moved a step closer to framing a law on banning wearing of religious symbols, including turban, in public places, Shiromani G u r d w a r a P a r b a n d h a k Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up this issue at the diplomatic-level with Canada.

With the bill on religious symbols having been introduced in the assembly of Quebec state for giving it a final shape, Makkar also made a desperate appeal to Canadian prime minister Stephan Harper to use his influence and have the bill withdrawn.

On the basis of the information provided by Canadian MP, Tim Uppal, the SGPC chief claimed that the Canadian PM too was against this bill as if passed, the large Sikh population in Canada was bound to oppose it.

“We want that timely steps are taken to prevent this bill from becoming law. Such a ban already exists in France and has added to the difficulties of Sikh families and their schoolgoing children,” Makkar said in a statement issued her on Thursday.

He pointed out that under this bill, Sikhs will not be allowed to wear their head gears or for that matter any of their religious symbols, to their workplaces. Similarly school and collegegoing Sikh students will be debarred from entering their institutions with turbans on, he added.

He said that governments world wide should go back into the past and recollect the bravery and courage shown by turbaned Sikh soldiers during the two World Wars. “Why was no such ban imposed then,” he asked.

Makkar also said that Sikhs have contributed a great deal to the development of Canada and will continue to do so. “Such a bill is bound to hurt religious sentiments, particularly of Sikhs who have been settled in Canada for a very long time,” he added.

Source: HT


  1. To
    The Honourable President

    Sub: Deny Visa to Modi
    Respected Sir,

    1. Mr. Narinder Modi was involved in killing of innocent Muslims in Gujarat, India. He is being appointed as a person to be the Next Prime Minister of India.
    2. Mr. Narinder Modi of B.J.P. is in touch with Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal (Akali Dal Party) a Sikh Terrorist.
    3. If U.S.A. or their people are honest they will never grant Visa to Mr. Narinder Modi in any circumstances. Your actions will tell every thing.
    Thanking You,
    Yours truly,
    Joint achievements of these two Political Parties B.J.P. / Akali Dal Badal
    1. They killed innocent Muslims in Gujarat, Genocide / 2002.
    2. They burned Godhara train in which three U.K. citizens died.
    3. They burned Australian Missionary. Two kids and their father were burnt alive.
    4. They ransacked Churches and raped Nuns in Uttar Pradesh.
    5. Now in September, they killed 100 innocent Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Genocide / 2013.
    6. Weapons provided by Akali Dal Badal (Sikh Organisation) in all the above cases. Swords are provided by Sikh Community because in India only they have the authority to keep arms and ammunition like this in the name of religious Symbol.
    7. Sikh Turban and Swords are not religious Symbol. A Sikh religious body of Amritsar named S.G.P.C. is as corrupt like any other Hindu Fundamental Organisation.
    8. Ban these weapons as mentioned in Point No. 7.
    9. Now creditability and honesty lies on U.S.A. Govt. Administration.
    List of Persons/Organisations those who speak against Foreign Christians
    1. Mr. Narinder Modi of B.J.P.
    2. Mr. Yog Guru Baba Ram Dev of B.J.P.
    3. Mr. Rajnath Singh of B.J.P.
    4. Ms. Uma Bharti of B.J.P.
    5. Ms. Sushma Sawraj of B.J.P.
    The following Organisations are involved in riots:
    1. Bajrang Dal, R.S.S. and Shiv Sena

    The above mentioned Persons/Organisations opposed Ms. Sonia Gandhi of Congress (I) from becoming Prime Minister of India. The reason stated by B.J.P. was that she is a Christian Lady and her Origin is from Italy.

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  2. To
    The Director Bank Central London U.K.
    Mr. Jack Tanna.
    Sub: Turban is not a religious symbol
    1. Sikhs many time fight in Gurdwara their own religious place and remove each other Turban which they wear on Head.
    2. This is an argument point which is to be raised; Sikh is declaring that Turban is a religious symbol.
    3. Ask that Sikh if that Turban is a religious symbol then how can there be two Sikhs one wearing Turban and the other Sikh is not wearing Turban.
    4. There cannot be two Sikhs one wearing Turban on Head and other Sikh is not wearing Turban on Head.
    5. There can be no Sikh without Turban or Dhoti (Piece of Cloth) on Head.
    6. By suing it is self explanatory that Sikhs are using a wrong mean all over World to extract money from Peoples.
    Thanking You,
    Yours truly,


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