SGPC chief alleges Sikhs being victimised in Haryana

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Dabwali, Sirsa, Jul 27 (UNI) Alleging that Sikhs in Haryana were being victimised, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbadhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar today said ''this would be brought to the notice of the Prime Minister''.

''The SGPC will apprise the Prime Minister of the attitude of the Haryana government towards the Sikhs,'' Jathedar Makkar said while addressing the 'bhog' ceremony of Harminder Singh, who was killed in a clash between Sikh and Dera Sachcha Sauda followers here recently.

The SGPC chief demanded that the cases registered against Sikhs by the Haryana police, following the clash should be immediately withdrawn. The Haryana government should check the activities of Sachcha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim rather than booking those who come forward to check the Dera Head's anti-religious activities, he added.

Jathedar Makkar demanded the immediate arrest of the Dera Head as the CBI court in Ambala had issued orders for framing charges against him in a rape case. He called upon people of all religions to join hands to check the activities of 'self styled saints' like Ram Rahim.

On the occasion, Jathedar Makkar gave a grant of Rs five lakh to the widow of Harminder Singh and another grant of Rs one lakh to his parents. He announced that one eligible member of the family of the deceased would be given a job in the SGPC.

The SGPC also announced that the photograph of Harminder Singh would be installed at the Sikh historic museum in the Golden Temple complex at Amritsar.

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