Another SGPC delegation to visit Shillong

Amritsar, July 18: The SGPC has decided to send yet another delegation to Shillong to take stock of the situation there.

Gurjeet Singh, president of the managing committee of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Shillong, met SGPC office-bearers here on Tuesday and apprised them of the tense situation Sikhs were facing in the Meghalaya capital.

He alleged that the Meghalaya Government was apathetic to the problems of Sikhs and the panel constituted to resolve the issue of dislocating Sikh families was biased.

Several indigenous Khasi civil society groups were pressuring the Meghalaya Government to relocate Sikhs living in Thom Metor, terming most of them as “illegal settlers”.

Around 300 Dalit Sikhs living in Punjabi Colony also felt insecure.

SGPC additional secretary and spokesman Diljit Singh Bedi said a delegation would be sent to Shillong soon and legal aid would be provided to affected members of the community.

“Our earlier delegation had held meetings with the CM and the Home Minister of the northeastern state, but the situation did not normalise yet,” he said.

Source Tribune India

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