New Delhi, April 4, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Mr Manjinder Singh Sirsa has strongly opposed proposal of the Centre Government to install a stature of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib in front of historical Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and has declared that the present team of the DSGMC will not allow such moves to succeed.
In a letter written to Prime Minister, Mr. Sirsa said that before moving ahead with any such proposal Centre Govt. should have taken due approval from the DSGMC which is maintaining historical Gurudwara Sahibs in Delhi.
He said that Gurudwara Sis Ganj has outmost importance and this is pious place for the Sikh community as Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib had sacrificed his life at this very place for sake of saving humanity particularly for saving Hindu community from persecution of Aurangzeb, a fact which PM has himself admitted during a function organized by the DSGMC.
He said that earlier the Delhi Govt has renovated Bhai Mati Dass chowk and had taken prior permission from the DSGMC which had also approved plans for renovation.
The DSGMC President said that installation of statutes of Guru Sahib is strictly prohibited in Sikhism and is against the very tenets of the Sikhism. He said that this step of the Centre Government has come as shock for whole community and the community will oppose tooth and nail any attempt to hurt its feelings in highly personal religious matter.
Mr. Sirsa declared that the present team of the DSGMC will not allow anyone to install any such statue in front of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib or any other Gurudwara Sahib in National Capital.
He urged the Prime Minister to issue suitable directions to withdraw this proposal.