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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Delhi CM Wants India Today Booked for Hurting Sikh Sentiments




Magazine Cover Row: Sirsa Demands Kejriwal, Chhotepur’s Apology



Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Friday 15th July 2016  slammed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur for claiming party national convener Arvind Kejriwal was “insulted” on being shown dressed as a ‘nihang’ on a magazine cover.
Claiming Chhotepur’s statement had exposed “mental hollowness” of AAP leaders, Sirsa said: “The photograph has not insulted Kejriwal. It has insulted Sikh community and customs by portraying a clean-shaven person in the attire of a practising Sikh.”
Sirsa said instead of further hurting Sikh sentiments by indulging in “fake rhetoric”, Kejriwal and Chhotepur should offer an unconditional public apology to the community.
Link :http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/magazine-cover-row-sirsa-demands-kejri-chhotepur-s-apology/story-0aK8hpcAz0gusdieU3mspO.html

Thursday, July 14, 2016

S.Manjinder Singh Sirsa :Chief Minister of Delhi Sh. Arvind Kejriwal should desist from seeking political mileage from the wounds of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh massacre

Chandigarh, 14July
 The declaration made by Chief Minister of Delhi Sh. Arvind Kejriwal about the repairing of the flats of 1984 anti-Sikh massacre victims; can clutch him into another controversy for him. The amount declared by the chief minister for this purpose is so meager that not to speak of repairing, the flats of the victims can not even be white-washed with this amount. 

 Delhi government was forced to made this declaration regarding repairing of the flats of the victims due to the constant and unrelenting struggle of S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, General Secretary of DSGMC and Advisor to Dy. CM Punjab with State Minister Rank; about the help of the victims but the victims don't seem to be much enthusiastic about this declaration since the amount declared for this purpose is too meager to properly repair their flats. For the last 2 years, S. Manjinder Singh Sirsa had written more than a dozen letters to the chief minister, apprising him about the grave situation being faced by the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh massacre and asking for sufficient help from Delhi government. In his letters, Sh. Sirsa threw light upon the issues of providing justice to the families of the victims, punishing the guilty of this massacre, need for waiving off the water and electricity bills in the colonies of the victims, repairing/renovation of the flats and cleanliness in the colony, providing employment to the youth turning adult in age, the progress of Punjabi language, appointments of Punjabi teachers and other issues related to the Sikh community. 

 Sh. Sirsa appealed that Mr. Kejriwal should desist from seeking political mileage from the wounds of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh massacre. He said that helping these victims is the moral and constitutional responsibility of the Delhi government, which is not being fulfilled by the state government. But its chief minister remains eager to find opportunities to politicize the issues related to these victims. Delhi government should declare 1st November as "Black Day" and also should actually observe the day as a black day, the qualified members of the victims families should be instantly provided with government jobs, their debts should be waived off and the electricity connections being disconnected should be stopped immediately. Kejriwal government has been ignorant about most of the demands of the victims, due to which the life of the victim families has become very difficult. Sh. Manjinder Singh Sirsa termed the amount declared by Sh. Kejriwal for repairing of flats as "highly disappointing". Such meager amount is sufficient for proper repairing of the flats. Mr. Kejriwal remains eager to take political advantage from each and every issue but he never fully solves the problem from its roots. The same will happen in the case of repairing of the flats. Sh. Sirsa stated that the ironic aspect of Mr. Kejriwal's petty and dangerous politics is that the AAP leader is not an actual sympathizer of the Sikhs. Rather, he repeatedly exposes his lust for grabbing the political power. The same is being done by him in Delhi as well as in Punjab. The AAP leader wants to win the Punjab elections only by politicizing Sikh issues but his tricks won't be successful. Mr. Kejriwal has openly taken anti-Sikh stand in many issues like comparing AAP's election manifesto with Guru Granth Sahib, demolishing the decades old heritage Piao of Gurdwara Sis Ganj in Chandni Chowk, removing Punjabi language from the list of compulsory subjects in Delhi government's schools and taking anti-Punjab stand in Supreme Court in the issue of SYL canal. The people of Punjab have comprehended the highly complex reality of Mr. Kejriwal's politics, due to which he won't be successful in the elections of Punjab assembly.
Link :http://www.punjabupdate.com/2016/07/14/delhi-government-declare-1st-november-black-day

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DSGMC President Manjit Singh G.K. Demands from CBI to Register Case Against Tytler for Sending Money in Foreign Countries Through Hawala to Buy Witness in 1984 Sikh Genocide Case


New Delhi / 13 July 2016

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today demanded from India’s top investigation agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register case against Congress party leader Jagdish Tytler under “Money Laundering Prevention act 2002” for sending money illegally to foreign countries.

DSGMC President Manjit Singh G.K. in a complaint to CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha said that Tytler has sent crores of rupees in foreign countries to placate and buy the witness of 1984 Sikh genocide and he also raised question as to why the CBI has failed to start investigations into the matter.
G.K. said that Tytler is allegedly responsible for killing of one Badal Singh a Granthi Singh of Pul Bangash Gurdwara during 1984 genocide and Tytler is facing a trial in Karkardoma court. But CBI has rejected all the evidences against Tytler and had given him clean chit. 

According to G.K. a witness in the case Surinder Singh a Granthi Singh, his son Narinder Singh was allegedly sent to Canada by Tytler spending 50,000 dollars. G.K. alleged that Tytler has also paid a sum of Rupees one crore to Surinder Singh to turn hostile because he was one key witness who could send Tytler to jail.

G.K. adds that these facts were brought to light by Abishek Verma one time close associate of Tytler, but CBI ignored it. Verma has said that at Tytler’s behest he had arranged Visa for Narinder Singh but CBI never took note of it, further added G.K.

G.K. also added that Verma has disclosed that in 2010 on behalf of Tytler he has sent Rupees 5 crore to Tytler’s sister in name of Kapur Family settlement trust though hawala and part of the money was given to the witness in 1984 genocide. According to G.K. it proves that Tytler was fully involved in the matter and if CBI properly investigates the matter it is a close and shut case to nail Tytler. 

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

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DSGMC General Secretary and Minister of State in Punjab, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Lodged a Complaint Against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal


The DSGMC general secretary and Minister of State in Punjab, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, lodged a complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly hurting Sikh sentiments through his morphed image on the cover page of India Today magazine.
In the controversial image in the Hindi magazine, Kejriwal is wearing a traditional Sikh attire but there is no beard on his face - something which is against the tenets of the religion, according to the complaint. 
Complainant Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who was elected to the Delhi Assembly from Rajouri Garden on an Akali Dal ticket in 2013, gave a complaint to the Parliament Street police.
He demanded that an FIR should be filed under penal provisions dealing with deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class.
Sirsa said in a statement, “Keshas (unshorn hair) are the inseparable part of every practising Sikh. Presenting any person in traditional Sikh dress in a clean-shaven form is a blatant insult to the established Sikh traditions and customs.”
In his complaint, Sirsa has also named the magazine. He said that such images can generate a misconception that the Sikh traditional attire can be worn by clean-shaven people too.
“Such misconception can, in turn, create misleading perception about the Sikh community, which can cause great damage to the established Sikh traditions and customs,” he said.
He warned that if the police failed to take stern action against the accused, the Sikhs all over the world will be compelled to initiate a strong movement against these accused parties.
The complaint seems to carry political motives as Punjab's ruling Akali Dal and the AAP have been gunning for each other in the run-up to next year's assembly polls in that state.
Kejriwal, who frequently campaigns in Punjab, has claimed that his party would get a clear majority in the polls - a claim rubbished by the Akali Dal.
The allegations of hurting religious sentiment against Kejriwal were made on a day when the Chief Minister announced plans of his government to repair houses of 1984 Delhi riot victims and refugees from Punjab settled in the city, a decision apparently taken with an eye on assembly polls in that state.

Link:http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/delhi/kejriwal-hurts-feelings-of-sikhs-says-dsgmc/265048.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Golden Palki Saheb Installed at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Saheb


DSGMC Protest outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's House

DSGMC members and SAD (Badal) Delhi State activists during a protest against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Ashish Khetan on the issue of comparing party manifesto to Guru Granth Sahib, at his residence in New Delhi .


Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and members of the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal gheraoed the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today in protest against the Aam Aadmi Party’s belittling the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib and Shri Harminder Sahib for “political gains”. 
Under the leadership of the DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK, hundreds of activists held a protest march which started from Chandgiram Akhara in central Delhi’s Civil Lines and ended outside Kejriwal's house. 
The protesters were holding placards, warning Kejriwal against belittling their holy books and holy places. They also burnt effigies of AAP leader Ashish Khetan and Kejriwal. The protesters also crossed two police barricades and when they were trying to cross the third one, the police turned the mouth of the water cannon towards them. 

Following this, a few Akali ministers were also detained. 
GK and the DSGMC chief secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the Sikh community will not tolerate Khetan’s comparison of AAP’s election manifesto with the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib. Sirsa alleged that printing AAP’s symbol over the Harminder Sahib's photograph showed the party’s mindset. 
 Manjinder Singh Sirsa warned Kejriwal to stop anti-Sikh activities. 

With Thanks : Media DSGMC
Link :http://www.tribuneindia.com/news

DSGMC Targets CBI Officers For Slow Pace of Investigations into 1984 Genocide



New Delhi / 11 July 2016   
The President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Manjit Singh G.K. (DSGMC) today criticised the officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for slow pace of investigations into 1984 Sikh genocide in which hundreds of innocent Sikhs were done to death in most merciless manner.

G.K. said due to slow pace of investigations by CBI it failed to file complete chargesheet in Sikh genocide case against Congress party leader Jagdish Tytler in Karkardomma court today, which is highly unfortunate. He said that carelessness on the part of CBI will not be accepted at any cost. He raised questions on functioning of CBI while he said that working of SIT was satisfactory.

G.K. said that DSGMC advocates Avtar Singh and Lakhmi Chand opposed the counsels of CBI and proposed to send teams to Canada to bring evidences. As CBI sought more time for filing complete chargesheet taking the plea that interpol is taking time to give evidence in the case, G.K. objected to it and asked why CBI is not investigating role of a company which has sent money through hawala to witness in Canada.

G.K. said that he will take up the matter of slow pace of investigations by CBI before Home Minister of Government of India and demand transfer of CBI officers who are slow in performing their duties. DSGMC president alleged that some officers in CBI are opposed to Sikhs due to which the investigations have suffered.

Referring to reply of a letter written by him to Home Ministry on 10 June 2016 demanding shifting of SIT from Delhi police to other state police, G.K. said the home ministry has replied that talks are on with the police of other states.

DSGMC president who is also present of Shiromani Akali Dal in Delhi said that Home Ministry has said that a senior level officer of ministry is supervising the pace of work of SIT and it is also considering the options of making genocide victims’ families meeting the SIT.  

With Thanks : Media DSGMC

Thursday, July 7, 2016

AAP Dubbed 'Anti-Sikh Party' After Kejriwal's Pic on Punjab Youth Manifesto Goes Viral

With holy Sikh shrine Golden Temple in the background, the photograph depicts Kejriwal with folded hands and party symbol which is a broom

The chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday began his three-day trip to Punjab ahead of elections due in the state in 2017. Kejriwal addressed a public gathering in Amritsar and also released the youth manifesto here.
He was accompanied by AAP MP from Sangrur in Punjab, Bhagwant Mann. Now, there is something controversial about the cover picture of the AAP manifesto that Twitter is going all brouhaha over it. The photograph depicts Kejriwal with folded hands with the holy Sikh shrine, Golden Temple in the background.
However, what has hurt the Sikh community is the symbol of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is a broom appearing over the water of the sarovar on the cover photo. Another issue with the picture is that Kejriwal is not looking at the camera. 
Some people have alleged that Kejriwal is trying to equate his youth manifesto with the holy Sikh book 'Guru Granth Sahib' while others blamed AAP's Sikh members who did not make any effort to stop Kejriwal from taking such a step. 
Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal took a dig at AAP and castigated the party for committing sacrilege by insulting the living guru- Guru Granth Sahab ji. "This is an act of blasphemy which has hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community worldwide and we condemn it as such,” Badal asserted.
Calling Kejriwal and top AAP leadership outsiders, Badal further added, "For me as a Sikh it is galling to learn how this new party has attacked the very identity and heritage of the Sikhs. Members of the Sikh community have also brought this base act to my notice. I assure the entire community that the SAD will fulfil its responsibility and raise its voice against this wanton act aimed at diluting Sikh identity and culture."
Link :http://www.indiasamvad.co.in/special-stories/aap-anti-sikh-party-kejriwal-punjab-manifesto-pic-viral-14849

DSGMC Protest outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's House

आम आदमी पार्टी द्वारा श्री गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब जी एवं श्री हरिमंदिर साहिब जी को आपने राजनीतिक लाभ के लिए छोटा दिखाने का मामला अब गर्मा गया है। दिल्ली सिख गुरुद्वारा प्रबंधक कमेटी और शिरोमणी अकाली दल दिल्ली प्रदेश द्वारा इस मसले पर 7 जुलाई को दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल की कोठी का घेराव करने का ऐलान किया गया है। अध्यक्ष मनजीत सिंह जी.के. के नेतृत्व में सैंकडा़ें कार्यकर्ता सिविल लाईन के चंदगी राम अखाड़े से केजरीवाल की कोठी की ओर कूच करेंगे। 

जी.के. ने इस बारे में जानकारी देते हुए बताया कि श्री गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब जी की तुलना आम आदमी पार्टी के नेता आशीष खेतान द्वारा पार्टी के चुनाव घोषणा पत्र से करने के कारण सिखों के हृदय छलनी हो गये हैं। क्योंकि श्री गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब जुगो-जुग अटल हमारे प्रत्यक्ष गुरू हैं। इसलिए कोई भी सिख कभी भी अपने गुरू की तुलना किसी राजनीतिक दस्तावेज से होने को बर्दाशत नहीं कर सकता। 

चुनाव घोषणा पत्र के मुख्य पृष्ठ पर श्री हरिमंदिर साहिब की तस्वीर पर पार्टी का चुनाव निशान झाड़ू छापने पर भी जी.के. ने ऐतराज जताया। उन्हांेने कहा कि ऐसा गुरूघर जहां रोजाना लाखों संगतें अलग-अलग धर्म एवं मजहब की होने के बावजूद अपनी श्रद्धा के फूल भेंट करती है। उसकी तस्वीर पर गंदगी को हटाने के लिए इस्तेमाल होने वाले साधन झाड़ू को छाप कर आप पार्टी ने अपनी सिख विरोधी मानसिकता का प्रदर्शन करने के साथ ही धार्मिक स्थान को अपनी संकीर्ण राजनीति के लिए नीचा दिखाने की कोशिश की हैै। 

With Thanks : Media DSGMC