Badal condemns Uttarakhand Govt for stopping Sikh jatha
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today strongly criticised the Uttarakhand Government for preventing a Sikh religious Jatha from entering the Gurdwara Gyan Goddari (Haridwar) and arresting them all at the state's border.
Mr Badal said the religious sentiments of a sect must be upheld as the Indian constitution advocated adopting a secular approach and giving due respect to various rituals and rites of a particular religion. Any act against it must be condemned by one and all.
Mr Badal, who was on the two-day Sangat Darshan in Lambi Vidhan Sabha while addressing mediapersons in Gaggar village said on the one hand Delhi Congress Government was meeting out injustice to the Sikhs by not conducting Delhi Gurdwara Sikh Management Committee elections and on the other the Congress Government in Uttarakhand had hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs by stoping this religious yatra and arresting Sikh devotees.
Referring to Punjab, he said the state government was giving due respect to all religious sects to maintain the communal harmony in Punjab.