AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has blamed the Centre for not taking appropriate action to resolve various Sikh issues.
Talking to media persons after chairing the executive committee meeting of SGPC here on Thursday the SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said “We have written several times to bring about 30 locally-managed historical gurdwaras under the direct control of the SGPC as per the Sikh Gurdwaras Act. But government has not responded so far”.
She informed that the executive body of SGPC had decided to send a delegation to meet the home minister in this regard.
SGPC president also demanded severe punishment for the culprit of the incident at Takht Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib. Kaur also expressed serious concern over the alleged disrespect to the hair (beard) of few Sikhs and their identity, who had gone to Delhi in support of the farmers' agitation.
"A video that has come to light with regards to disrespect to the hair of Sikhs has hurt the sentiments of Sikhs. I appeal to the farmers' leaders to issue statements to clarify their stand” she said.
Kaur said that a sub-committee was constituted to look into the army action at Golden Temple and Akal Takht (carried out to flush out militants) in June 1984 and the recommendations of this committee would be implemented.
"The pain of this Sikh genocide is still present in the hearts of Sikhs and the SGPC will work to save its evidence and marks,” she said.