DSGMC urges Imran Khan to act against Allama Khadim Rizvi for hurting sentiments of Sikhs

New Delhi, Novermber 21, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has demanded immediate action against the religious leader of Pakistan Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi who has hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs worldwide with hit utterings against Guru Nanak Dev ji and Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Sri Kartpuar Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib corridor from Pakistan Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan.

Addressing a press conference here today, the DSGMC President Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, General Secretary Harmeet Singh Kalka and other office bearers said that offensive speech by Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a religious scholar from Pakistan, has deeply anguished Nanak Naamleva Sangat worldwide. They said that this speech was made with reference to address of Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Sri Kartarpur Sahib and Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

They said that action of Rizvi has come at a time when the Sikhs across the world are celebrating 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In Pakistan too the celebrations of 550th Gurpurab have been done on a magnanimous scale.

They said that billions of devotees all across the world follow the ideology of Guru Nanak Patshah and believe in Guru Sahib’s message of ‘Ek Onkar- One Omnipresent God’ but Khadim Rizvi stooped so low just to gain petty attention and in the process, he has hurt our sentiments.

The DSGMC President said that Rizvi used despicable words for Sri Kartarpur Sahib and Sri Guru Nanak Patshah which has offended every Sikh. He said that his words are totally unforgivable; especially the crass comparison he made between Sri Kartarpur Sahib and Madina.

He said that the video of Khadim Rizvi that has gone viral globally shows him abusing Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh as well. He further informed that Rizvi expressed his displeasure over giving the honour to Maharaja Ranjit Singh through a statue and mocked his title ‘Sher-e-Punjab’.

Mr. Sirsa said that people like Khadim Rizvi incite mobs to decimate heritage sites and statues; as witnessed recently when statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was vandalized in Lahore.

He requested Imran Khan to order action against him immediately and said that a Police Case against hate-mongers like him would show the world that Pakistan believes in harmony and world peace. He said that Khadim Rizvi needs to be reminded the basic religious philosophy of all religions being equally respectful.

He also informed that he has written letter to External Affairs Minister Jaishanker also demanding to take up the issue with.

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