SGPC head not to attend World Sikh Convention
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 19:44
Ludhiana: Dubbing the World Sikh Convention to be held in Delhi next month as a politically-motivated exercise, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Sunday said he would not attend the conference to be organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.

"The only aim of this politically-motivated conference is to denigrate the importance of Akal Takht, the highest temporal institution of the Sikhs," he told reporters here.

Makkar alleged the primary motive of the organisers was to rake up a controversy regarding the status of the Akal Takht "in one form or the other" and challenge its supremacy.

"No true Sikh can ever tolerate such a thing," he said. The Amritsar-based SGPC, the apex religious body of the Sikhs, has often accused DSGMC head P S Sarna of playing into the hands of the Congress party.

In reply to a question, Makkar termed as "false and baseless" all the allegations levelled against the SGPC with regard to the misuse the Akal Takht.

He asserted the appointment of the Akal Takht head was always made in accordance with "holy tenets" and procedure laid down for it.


First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 19:44

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