STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Lambasting Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) for his proposal regarding donation of gold by shrines of various religious communities as help in fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Sikh United Front (SUF) along with representatives of other Sikh organisations on Friday said that Sirsa’s statement has hurt sentiments of numerous Sikhs living across the globe. Speaking during a telephone meeting, held under chairmanship of Sudershan Singh Wazir, Chairman SUF J&K and attended by a number of representatives of Sikh organisations, Wazir said, “Entire Sikh community condemns and disapproves statement of Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President DSGMC regarding donation of gold by shrines of various religious communities as a help in war against corona. Gold and other sacred valuables belonging to Sikh shrines are a collective treasure of proud and devout Sikh community and there is no question of any individual or organisation, even contemplating in the direction of donating even the smallest part of this sacred treasure. Strong Sikh religious sentiments are attached with these treasures, some of which have immense historical and heritage value.” Demanding stern action against Sirsa, Wazir asked Prakash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal to expel him from party for his anti-panthak activities and thinking. The Sikh leaders also requested Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh to take cognizance of the matter besides punishing Manjinder Singh Sirsa for his anti-panthak thinking and statements. Others who attended the telephonic meeting included Dayal Singh Wazir Chairman Shiromani Akali Dal J&K, H S Raina Ex General Sect DGPC Jammu, Mohinder Singh Chief Organiser Bhai Kaniya Nishkam Sewa Society J&K and Ex Member DGPC Jammu, Darbinder Singh President Shiromani Akali Dal J&K, Kulwant Singh Khajuria Joint Secretary Shiromani Akali Dal J&K, Gajan Singh President Sikh Welfare Society J&K, Prof Yudhvir Singh Corporator, Paramjit Singh Ex Corporator, Surinder Singh Kala, Raja Singh Sarpanch Member DGPC Jammu, Charanjeet Singh Retired SDM, Rajinder Singh General Secretary Shiromani Akali Dal J&K, Harpreet Singh Chottu President Youth Akali Dal J&K, Surjeet Singh Kukoo President Sikh Naujawan Sabha, Ravinder Singh Sarpanch, Kuldeep Kour President Istri Akali Dal J&K, Gurmeet Kour General Secretary Istri Akali Dal J&K, Harpeet Singh Lucky President Sikh Student Federation, Manmohan Singh Chairman Gole Gujral, Rasbir Singh, Kuldeep Singh Malik, Kulwant Singh, Kultar Singh and Tejpal Singh.
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