Indian Sikh body has hammered the Pakistan government over its proceed onward the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur.
Hammering Pakistan’s move over grabbing ceaselessly the administration of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur from the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC), the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday composed a letter to Pakistan High Commissioner.
Seething over the turn of events, Sikh’s single biggest agent body has requested that Pakistan give back the managerial control of the Gurdwara to PSGPC.
What did Pakistan government do? As announced by Zee News on November 4, the Imran Khan-drove Pakistan government authoritatively removed the full control of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Punjab’s Narowal District from the PSGPC and offered it to Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), a Muslim body. The ETPB oversees strict properties and hallowed places of Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan.
The Pakistan Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) on November 3 delivered an official request. The move came days in front of the principal commemoration of the introduction of the memorable Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.
Sikhs in India: The giving over of the administration of Kartarpur Sahib to the recently established Project Management Unit (PMU) has angered the Sikh authority in India as they said that it may be “deprecating the hugeness of Sikh’s own Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC)”.
Responding to the advancement over the fringe, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said that previous Gurdwara Darbar Sahib was under the managerial control of PSGPC and working was by the Sikh set of principles and Sikh customs. “Presently Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur turned out to be legitimately under the regulatory control of ETPB which may influence the day by day ceremonies performed by Sikh set of principles,” he said.
Sukhbir Singh Badal: Former vice president pastor of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mediation in reestablishing the administration of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib back to PSGPC. Sukhbir tweeted, “I demand PM Narendra Modi to ask Gov to Pakistan to return the administration of Sri Kartapur Sahib to PSGPC and reclaim its request to hand it over to a non-Sikh undertaking the executives unit. Pak ought to be advised to stop oppressing Sikhs and abusing ‘maryada’ related with overseeing sanctuaries.”
Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Former association serve Harsimrat Kaur Badal has additionally requested that PM Modi disagree with Pakistan PM Imran Khan. She tweeted, “Inadmissible, unbelievable, Sikhs are alarmed that Govt of Pakistan has given over control of Gurdwara Sri KartarpuSahib to Islamic body ETPB. We encourage PM Narendra Modi to take up issue with Imran Khan to guarantee Sikh body’s entitlement to deal with the place of worship be reestablished at the soonest.”
Manjinder Singh Sirsa: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that he had composed a letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asking him to promptly take up the issue with Pakistan government about halting the undesirable obstruction of Gurdwara issues.
Paramjit Singh Sarna: SAD (D) president and previous leader of DSGMC Paramjit Singh Sarna said he had held talks with ETPB authorities who educated that PMU Kartapur Sahib was set up just for the improvement of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartapur Sahib. Notwithstanding, he said that it would have been exceptional if the Pakistan government had likewise offered portrayal to Sikhs in the new body.
Sarna additionally composed a letter to ETPB administrator to communicate his dismay. He said he encouraged the Chairman ETPB to have a sizeable Sikh portrayal in the PMU. Responding to the judgments, ETPB representative Amir Hashmi kept up that “PMU has been set up to take care of the everyday running of undertakings ie the board, accounts and so forth and facilitate the endeavors, everything being equal”.
MEA: Meanwhile, the MEA on Thursday stated, “This one-sided choice by Pakistan is exceptionally condemnable and runs against the soul of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor as likewise the strict conclusions of the Sikh people group on the loose.” It further said that they had gotten portrayals from the Sikh people group communicating grave worry at this choice by Pakistan focusing on the privileges of the minority Sikh people group in Pakistan.
“Such activities just uncover the truth of the Pakistani government and its initiative’s tall cases of safeguarding and securing the rights and government assistance of the strict minority networks. Pakistan is called upon to turn around its self-assertive choice to deny the Sikh minority network it’s entitlement to oversee undertakings of the Kartarpur Sahib,” said the delivery.
What happened up until this point? Quite, ETPB has just eliminated four individuals in particular Gopal Singh Chawla and Mahinderpal Singh (the two Sikhs), Shanela Ruth (Christian) and Ravi Kumar (Hindu) individuals from minority network from ETPB’s board. While dismissing the cases of ETPB concerning setting up of PMU Kartarpur Sahib, sources educated that towns around Kartarpur Sahib had huge strategical incentive for Pakistan Army and ISI.
Pakistan-based Islamist fear monger associations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is very dynamic in regions near the Indo-Pak International fringe and uses a significant number of its towns like Masroor Bara Bai as the launchpad of psychological militants to penetrate into India said sources. The fear mongers who had penetrated into India to do Dinangar police headquarters assault in 2015 had apparently remained for about a few days at Masroor Bara Bai town prior to going into India.
Hardeep Singh Puri: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri likewise stated, “In the event that they’ve done it, at that point, it should be denounced in most grounded potential terms. As delegates of Gurdwara Prabandhan Committee there eliminated and individuals from ISI put.”
Kartarpur passage: The 4-km long passageway joins Dera Baba Nanak sanctum in Gurdaspur in India to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan – the last resting spot of Sikh confidence’s originator Guru Nanak Dev. On November 9, 2019, the Pakistan PM had officially introduced the Kartarpur Corridor as a component of the remembrance of the 550th birth commemoration of Guru Nanak at a vivid function.
Pakistan’s legitimate request: An official request on November 3 read, “Ensuing upon the endorsement of Project Management Unit (PMU) Kartarpur Corridor by ECC of the Cabinet, and confirmed by the Cabinet (passed on by MoRA…dated 23.10.2020), the able authority has been satisfied to set up Project Management Unit (PMU), a self-financing body, for Management and Maintenance of Gurdwara Dardar Sahib Kartarpur (GADSK) under the authoritative control of ETPB.”
It further recorded nine authorities and staff individuals who have been posted at PMU at Kartarpur Narowal to execute the Project Business Plan. The authorities are- – Muhammad Tariq Khan, AS Shrines, ETPB as Chief Executive Officer OPS (extra charge); Abdullah Awais, Assistant Administrator as Deputy Secretary Admn/Finance OPS; Haider Muktar, Accountant; ETPB as Assistant Accounts Officer; Ahsan Khan, ASO, ETPB as Security Officer; Haider All Bangash, Computer Operator, ETPB; Khushnood Shoukat, UDC (Survey), ETPB; Arshad Guijar, LDC (Accounts), ETPB; Adil Ali, Naib Qasid, ETP and Tanveer Ahmed, Driver, ETPB.
It added, “All officials/official…are mitigated from their obligations with prompt impact with bearings to join their new residence of posting forthwith.”
On October 29, PSGPC boss Satwant Singh had told news organization PTI that it will commend the principal commemoration of the introduction of the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9. Notwithstanding, the ETPB had removed itself from the PSGPC’s drive, saying “it has not gotten any directions to praise the main commemoration of the introduction of the passage up until this point”.
Kartarpur Corridor first commemoration: “We have chosen on a fundamental level to praise the main commemoration of the initiation of the Kartarpur Corridor and for the reason, we will welcome nearly a few clergymen and other government functionaries,” Singh told PTI. When asked for what valid reason the ETPB was not facilitating this capacity alongside the PSGPC, Singh had stated, “Since the development of Kartarpur Corridor is a noteworthy function, the Sikh body in Pakistan has chosen on a fundamental level to praise its first initiation commemoration. Thus far the ETPB is concerned, we are welcoming it and other government functionaries and priests for the function.”
The hallway, which permits Indian explorers to embrace without visa travel to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara – was shut on March 16 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. India has said a choice to re-open the Kartarpur passageway would be taken as per the conventions identifying with COVID-19 and facilitating of limitations.
Singh further said that Sikhs from all pieces of Pakistan would visit the hall on November 9. “Exactly 500 to 1,000 local people visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib every day,” he had said. Then, an authority of the ETPB had revealed to PTI that no capacity regarding the main commemoration of the introduction of the passageway has been arranged at the administration level. “The PSGPC is putting together a program all alone,” he had said.
Prior in October, the Foreign Office had said that Pakistan will praise the 551st birth commemoration of Guru Nanak Dev from November 28 to 30.