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Sikhs oppose Pakistan’s decision not to allow darshan of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib to non-Sikhs

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New Delhi, Jan 2, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today strongly opposed the decision of Pakistan Govt to close darshan of historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev for non-Sikh visitors for three days from Friday onwards from Jan 3 to Jan 5,2020 in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Terming the decision as against the basic tenets of Sikkhism , Sh Manjinder Singh Sirsa President DSGMC said that according to sikh religion the doors of Sikh Gurdwaras are open to every human being irrespective of religion , class , caste , gender etc and closing doors of Gurdwara Sikh Religious Place to non sikhs violates the Sikh religion principal of equality of all human beings before almighty God.

He said that DSGMC will take up matter with Paksitan Govt through External Affairs Ministry and will also organise protest march and rallies to oppose this illegal decision of Pakistan Govt. He said that pakistan govt has given logic that the place has limited facilities for pilgrims and to hold exclusive Sikh Event for sikhs of pakistan and India for celebration of birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh at the Kartarpur Complex.

He said that Pakistan Govt has ignored the facts that Guru Gobind Singh ji belonged to all communities and is equally worshipped by millions of his followers world wide irrespective of their religion , ethnic affiliations.

Sh Manjinder Singh Sirsa President DSGMC said that said that this decision of Pakistan Govt is against MOU signed between India and Pakistan on Kartarpur Corridors in which it was clearly mentioned that persons of all religions will be allowed entry for darshan of holy shrine without any discrimination. He asked Pakistan Authorities to honour the agreement clause without any other considerations.

He said that logic of pakistan that the place has limited facilities for pilgrims does not hold ground as the Pilgrims visit holy shrine for Darshan and Mental Peace and not to enjoy the facilities and hospitality of the Pakistani Govt.

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