Monday, April 6, 2015

SGPC against non-baptised Sikh as chief of Maha Board

Phagwara, Apr 6 (PTI) SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar said he will oppose at every level the appointment of a non-baptised Sikh as chief of the Management Board of Takht Sri Hazur Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra.

If needed, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard, he said here yesterday night.

Makkar termed the recent appointment of BJP MLA Tara Singh by Maharashtra government as Board's chief a "blatant violation of established Sikh tenets, the highly venerated Sikh norms and 'maryada' and direct interference in the religious affairs of Sikhs".

He alleged that a non-baptised Sikh was appointed by Maharashtra government to the key post despite opposition from all concerned quarters, including Sikh 'sangat'.

"If required, I will lead a delegation to PM Modi for seeking his intervention in this connection," he said, adding, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had written to Modi in this connection.

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