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SGPC House Raises Sikh Genocide Issue, Remains Mum on Sacrilege || SNE

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Nov 28, 2019

People of the Sikh community stage a demonstration on November 1, 2013 next to the United Nations office in Geneva. Thousands of Sikhs from across Europe rallied outside the UN's Geneva base on November 1, as they step up a campaign to get the world body's human rights arm to class as 'genocide' the deadly 1984 wave of violence against their community in India after prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

 

Amritsar Even as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) general House that met on Wednesday passed resolutions on several issues of ‘injustice’ with the Sikh community, including the Sikh genocide of 1984, no resolution was passed on sacrilege, a burning issue of the times. Political parties often target the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the party that controls the SGPC, of going soft on the issue, as incidents of sacrilege happened during its tenure in 2015.

 

The SGPC House had met to elect its president, other office-bearers and the executive committee. Issues of racial attacks on Sikhs in foreign countries, the safety of Sikh shrines in other states, derogatory posts shared on social media against Gurus and the ban on wearing the Sikh Kakar’s (articles of faith) in examinations were highlighted in its resolutions. No heed was paid to demands from some members to pass a resolution condemning the sacrilege.

 

The SGPC also resolved to form a 51-member committee comprising Sikh personalities from different countries to tackle, what it said, was the identity crisis that Sikhs were suffering from in foreign countries.

 

A detailed resolution was also passed against the Congress government in the state, in which the gurdwara body slammed it for allegedly ignoring the Punjabi language. In another resolution, the SGPC expressed its concern over the deterioration of the state’s environment, adding that it was causing health hazards for Punjabis.

 

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