Thursday, November 5, 2020

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee urges EAM to take up Kartapur gurdwara's managing body matter with Pak

In a letter to Jaishankar, the DSGMC said the Gurdwara Sahib cannot be given to any government body as it is a religious matter and sentiments are closely attached.


New Delhi [India], November 5 (ANI): Condemning Islamabad's choice to move the administration and upkeep of the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara to a non-Sikh body, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Thursday encouraged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to take up the issue with the Pakistan government to stop the "undesirable obstruction" in Gurdwara's issues.

The Pakistan government has moved the administration and support of the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib away from the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC), a body run by the minority Sikh people group, to the authoritative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETBP), a non-Sikh body.

As indicated by a notice gave on November 3, following endorsement of the Economic Coordination Committee of Cabinet, Pakistan's Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) had set up the PMU Kartapur Sahib which will be a self-financing body for the administration and upkeep of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib under the regulatory control of ETPB.

In a letter to Jaishankar, the DSGMC said the Gurdwara Sahib can't be given to any administration body as it is a strict issue and conclusions are firmly connected.

"We unequivocally censure this choice of Pakistan Government since it is an immediate impedance in Gurdwara undertakings and there is no point of reference in such manner. Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib is a verifiable Gurdwara where Guru Nanak Dev Ji inhaled his last and suppositions of Sikh Sanest overall are firmly connected with this Gurdwara Sahib," the letter expressed.

"There is no Sikh delegate in the proposed Project Management Unit wherein Additional Secretary Janab Tarig Khan has been designated as Chief Executive Officer and eight different individuals have been selected, every one of whom are non-Sikh with no information about Sikh religion," it added.

The move by Pakistan's administration comes days in front of the principal commemoration of the introduction of the noteworthy Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.

The passage joins Dera Baba Nanak hallowed place in Gurdaspur in India to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

"Thinking about the assessments of Sikh people group, you are mentioned to take up this issue quickly with Pakistan Government about halting the undesirable impedance in Gurdwara undertakings and reestablishing the charge of Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib to Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. We stay appreciative to you for respecting Sikh assessments with quick activity and reaction," the letter to Jaishankar read.

Prior in the day, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had a problem with Pakistan's "one-sided choice" to move the administration and upkeep of the Kartarpur Sahib expressing that it is exceptionally condemnable and is against the strict suppositions of the Sikh people group.

In an assertion, the MEA called upon the Pakistan government to switch its self-assertive choice to deny the Sikh minority network the option to oversee undertakings of the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the last resting spot of Sikh confidence's organizer Guru Nanak Dev.

Then, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee kept in touch with Pakistan High Commission, unequivocally prescribing it to give back authoritative control of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur to Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

"Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur turned out to be straightforwardly under the regulatory control of ETPB. This may influence the every day customs performed by Sikh implicit rules. In the light of the abovementioned, we firmly prescribe you to give back regulatory control of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur to Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC)," the letter read. (ANI)

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