Tuesday, August 11, 2020
ADVT 
India

Punjab Govt Not Involved In Demolition Of Historic ‘Darshani Deori’ At Gurdwara Darbar Sahib In Tarn Taran

Darpan News Desk IANS, 03 Apr, 2019

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said his government had no role in the demolition of a portion of the historic ‘Darshani Deori’ at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Tarn Taran.


    Terming the incident as “unsavoury and unfortunate”, the chief minister said in a statement that the religious issue fell in the exclusive domain of the Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) — the mini parliament of Sikhs.


    Three days ago, activists of the Sikh outfit ‘Kar Sewa’ led by Baba Jagtar Singh had allegedly demolished a portion of the 200-year-old ‘Darshani Deori’ prompting political outfits to demand the resignation of the SGPC chief for failing to protect the site.


    “As a secular party, the Congress did not believe in any sort of religious interference,” he said in a statement, adding that his government was completely aligned to the party principles and did not stand for interference of any kind in matters of faith.


    The SGPC alone could take any decision on the issue, which was a religious matter and hence, required to be treated as such, he added.


    Responding to queries from the media and other quarters, including the opposition, the CM asserted that, as in the past, his government and the Congress party would continue to distance itself from religious issues that came under the SGPC’s purview.


    “Political interference in religious matters was against the basic spirit and ethos of the Indian Constitution, which the Congress as well as his government were committed to upholding at all costs,” the CM said.


    An elected government could step in only if a religious issue assumed disruptive proportions and needed intervention to ensure the maintenance of law and order in the state, he added.

    MORE India ARTICLES

    Modi Still Most Preferred Choice For PM, Rahul Catching Up Among Housewives

    Modi Still Most Preferred Choice For PM, Rahul Catching Up Among Housewives

    Narendra Modi continues to be the popular choice to be the next Prime Minister across a wide section of society, but the gap between him and Rahul Gandhi is thinnest among housewives.

    Modi Still Most Preferred Choice For PM, Rahul Catching Up Among Housewives

    Vote For A Diverse, Equal India: Over 200 Writers Appeal In Open Letter

    The writers said they didn't want rationalists, writers and activists to be hounded or assassinated.

     

     

    Vote For A Diverse, Equal India: Over 200 Writers Appeal In Open Letter

    To Check Corruption In India, Vigilance Body To Train Staff In Europe

    To Check Corruption In India, Vigilance Body To Train Staff In Europe

    Over Rs. 240 crore has been allocated to the Personnel Ministry for domestic and foreign training of bureaucrats and augmenting necessary infrastructure during this fiscal in the interim budget presented by the Union government in February.

     

    To Check Corruption In India, Vigilance Body To Train Staff In Europe

    35 People Including Bride Fall Ill After Eating Food At Wedding In Jaipur

    35 People Including Bride Fall Ill After Eating Food At Wedding In Jaipur

    Wedding guests complained of stomach ache, vomiting and loose motions soon after returning to Dausa from the wedding in Jaipur on Monday night.

    35 People Including Bride Fall Ill After Eating Food At Wedding In Jaipur

    Indian Woman, 61, Sweeps Homes To Earn Living. Her Sons Are Government Employees

    The plight of the woman, Pramila Nana Pawar, currently living in Maharashtra's Nashik district, came to light in a video which went viral on social media.

     

    Indian Woman, 61, Sweeps Homes To Earn Living. Her Sons Are Government Employees

    Drunk TV Actor Ruhi Singh's Speeding Car Hit 7 Vehicles In Mumbai, Say Police

    TV Actress Ruhi Singh in the early hours of Monday was allegedly in an inebriated state, and dashed her car with other vehicles, a police official said.

    Drunk TV Actor Ruhi Singh's Speeding Car Hit 7 Vehicles In Mumbai, Say Police