SGPC yet to respond to demand of separate committee in Haryana



Patiala: A Rajya Sabha member from Haryana on Friday said the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has not yet responded to the demand for a separate Gurdwara body in his state.

Meetings were held in past with the SGPC and it was agreed that a regional body be created which would function under SGPC, independent Rajya Sabha member Tarlochan Singh told reporters.

Singh, who was here to attend the meeting in Punjabi University, said he has acted as mediator between the SGPC and the community representatives to reach a consensus on the issue.

"I am representing Haryana in Rajya Sabha and it is my duty to achieve the amicable solution," the Sikh MP said.

He said it was also agreed that all 12 SGPC members from Haryana will have independent powers to take decision on Gurdwaras in Haryana.

PTI