Sikh history to be rewritten: SGPC chief

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 20:58

Patiala: In view of doubts raised by some
scholars, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)
Monday said the entire Sikh history would be reviewed and
rewritten.

A history department would be established at the Sikh
University at Fatehgrah Sahib for the task, SGPC chief Avtar
Singh Makkar told a new conference here.

Some writers and scholars were raising controversies
and spreading negative publicity about the Sikh history, he
said.

To put to rest such doubts, the SGPC, the apex religious
body, would set up a department for reviewing and rewriting
the history penned by Sikh and English scholars, Makkar said.

On the "siropa" (robe of honour) presented to former
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh during his visit to the
Golden Temple yesterday, Makkar said he had sought a report in
this regard from the SGPC Secretary.

He said the SGPC member who had offered the siropa was a
close associate of Harminder Singh Gill, former AISSF General
Secretary and at present Secretary of the Punjab Congress.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 20:58

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