Former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar has written a booklet on the subject of same-sex marriages, which is also available at the SGPC stall outside the Golden Temple. Some 50,000 copies of even this booklet have been published since March 2017.
The report claims that the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, had sent an SAS officer to advise Indian Army ahead of the operation at the Sikh shrine in June 1984 and "demonstrated Britain's complete support for a military solution".
The most expensive commodity that the Golden Temple kitchen purchases is desi ghee — around Rs 4 lakh worth of desi ghee is used in the kitchen every day. At the rate of 12%, the GST on ghee alone will work out to Rs 1.75 crore, the SGPC has calculated.
SGPC president has urged Jaitley that religious cum spiritual places being managed by the SGPC including the Golden Temple, Takhat Kesgarh, Takhat Damdama Sahib where foot fall was in excess of a lakh per day should be exempted from GST for buying food items for langar.
he construction work was jointly started by the Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, and SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar. The event was attended by many other heads of Sikh shrines.
On Tuesday, an Akhand Path will begin inside Blue Star Memorial Gurdwara which will lead to commencement of construction of the gallery from Thursday, the day the uninterrupted recitation of Guru Granth Sahib will end. It was constructed inside Golden Temple premises in 2013.