Haryana Sikhs not in favour of separate SGPC, claims Makkar
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 23:19
Ambala: SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar today claimed that Sikhs in Haryana had discarded the idea of a separate religious body for themselves and also the self- styled chief of its ad hoc committee Jagdish Singh Jhinda.

"Jhinda had claimed that the majority of Sikhs in Haryana had been supporting the move for a separate SGPC but his jail bharo (court arrest) agitation on September 15 flopped totally. It is an indication that Sikhs are not in favour of any division in SGPC," Makkar told reporters here.

Claiming that Sikhs all over the world acknowledged the dominance of SGPC, he said Jhinda's supporters had failed to take over the control of even a single gurudwara in Haryana.

Replying to a question, he said he is now focusing on Haryana in view of the forthcoming SGPC elections and claimed that Jhinda would not be able to retain even a single seat for SGPC in Haryana this time.

Eleven members are elected to the SGPC from Haryana out of which eight are Jhinda supporters.


First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 23:19

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