Not just the villagers had been raising this issue repeatedly with the Punjab government, local boy Karanbeer Singh too brought it to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this January 24, while receiving Sanjay Chopra bravery award for saving 15 lives, along with his sister’s in the same accident.
SGPC General Secretary Gurbachan Singh Karmuwala was instrumental in passing the resolution to demolish and reconstruct the entrance. He claimed that oral demand from Sikhs led to this resolution to demolish and reconstruct the building.
"I came to know about it only when Sukhbir Singh Badal called me to his residence in Chandigarh and informed about the plans on the morning of September 24, 2015. I warned him again any such move. I advised him to first consult all Sikh bodies and take them into confidence," said Avtar Singh Makkar.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the link between the Congress party and ‘sarkari’ Jathedars had been exposed during the attack on Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjit Singh GK.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal speaks to The Indian Express on silence over the Dera Sacha Sauda link in the report and also claims that Akal Takht head priest admitted before the religious body that his statements against the Badal family on the issue were a “lie”.
The urine screening kits, which are being used normally, can only provide positive results in case the person under screening has taken the habit-forming drugs in the last one to five days and results also depends upon how much water one has drunk.
Congress MLA from Patti, Harminder Singh Gill, was one of the 379 people arrested from the Golden Temple in 1984 and later sent to a jail in Jodhpur. Of these, 40 filed a case for compensation after their release.
Victims were allegedly kept in illegal detention initially in Amritsar and then in Jodhpur jail after Operation Blue Star had ended. In its plea, Centre has said that it was not in jurisdiction of Amritsar court to hear the petition and the plaintiffs had, in fact, joined terrorists during Operation Blue Star.
Avtar Singh, secretary, SGPC, said, “Controversy over the SC scholarship scheme has badly hurt the financial condition of our colleges. We have been awaiting payment of around Rs 20 crore from the government. It is the fee amount that we didn’t charge SC students in hope that government will pay us.”