Chandigarh, May 21 (). The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has come out to support the Olympian wrestlers’ protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. It added that a delegation of SGPC would soon meet the wrestlers.
SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami told the media that on one hand the government talks about the upliftment of the girl child, while on the other hand the Olympian girls, who have brought laurels to the country, are fighting for justice at the doorsteps of the central government.
This matter is related to the honor of girls, the government should show seriousness towards it and strict action should be taken against the accused person.
Dhami said that the Sikh community supports these fighting women who represent their history, customs and traditions. Soon a delegation will be sent by SGPC to Delhi to meet these players.
The SGPC chief warned those spreading anti-Sikhism and hatred on social media that they would not be spared now.
Dhami said, among other things, it was also decided in the SGPC executive committee meeting that several social media platforms and accounts are continuously spreading false and hateful propaganda against Sikhs, on which governments are not taking action. SGPC has also registered a complaint with the police administration after identifying many such accounts.
He said that now this matter will be taken up with the Government of India with evidence and if no action is taken, the matter will be taken to the court.
Dhami also criticized the negligence of the government on incidents of sacrilege and violation of decorum at Gurdwara Sahibs in Punjab.
He said that it is a matter of concern that the courage of those who play with religious sentiments in Punjab is increasing day by day. The Punjab government is not taking it seriously.
He said that the SGPC expressed deep concern over the issue and decided to take up the matter with the Union Home Ministry. He said that strict law should be framed against those who hurt religious sentiments and they should be punished in time.
He also appealed to the Gurdwara Management Committees and Sangat to ensure round-the-clock vigil inside the Gurdwaras.
He said that the SGPC has formed committees regarding the ongoing matters at Gurdwara Guru Dongmar Sahib, Sikkim and Gurdwara Tapasthan Guru Nanak Dev, Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh, which will soon discuss with the respective governments.
He also said that both these matters are related to Buddhists, so the delegation will also meet the Dalai Lama.
Talking about the release of Bandi Singh (Sikh prisoners), he said that SGPC has filled around 26 lakh proformas, which will soon be sent to the President of India through the Governor of Punjab.