Intervene in Maharashtra Gurdwara case, Badal urges PM

Chandigarh, Nov 8 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in the setting up of a board to run the affairs of the Takht Sri Hazur Sahib at Nanded, in Maharashtra.

The Takht is one of the five high religious seats of the Sikh religion.

Seeking the prime minister's "personal intervention", Badal called for the constitution of a popular board in place of the administrator at present.

He said the gurdwara was a Sikh historic shrine associated with the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh.

In a letter to the prime minister, Badal said a special leave petition filed by a party against an earlier order of the Bombay High Court, was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

The Bombay High Court had directed the Maharashtra government to initiate action by taking steps to constitute a board for the shrine.

Urging Manmohan Singh to resolve the issue, Badal said this would safeguard the interests of the Sikh community in Maharashtra.

Badal also wrote another letter in this regard to his Maharashtra counterpart, Prithviraj Chavan.

--IANS (Posted on 08-11-2013)

punjab-news headlines

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Capt questions Jaitley's timid silence on crucial Punjab specific issue

Amarinder condemns attack on Amritsar party office

AAP emerges as third force in Punjab

Badal under delusion of Modi wave while BJP sees none: Bajwa

CPI (M) releases 9 booklets in Punjabi based on various issues

Cong used Manmohan Singh as 'Puppet, 'murdered' Democracy: Majithia

Amarinder files complaint against Jaitley

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top