Delhi -: Dashmesh Seva Society has termed the honorable Supreme Court’s order to maintain the existence of the Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee. Giving information in this connection, Inder Mohan Singh, former member of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee and president of the society, has said that according to the information received, the bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Vikram Nath today in this regard. The existence of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Act 2014 has been upheld by dismissing the petitions challenging the legality of the act filed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar in 2014 against Harbhajan Singh, a member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in 2014. It is to be noted that the petitioner had violated the law of Haryana by arguing that the State Legislature does not have the power to form a committee for Gurdwara management as such power is reserved only to the Parliament and it is protected by the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925, State Violation of Reorganization Act 1956, Punjab Reorganization Act 1966 as well as Interstate Act 1957 was alleged. He said that on March 29, 2022, the court rejected the preliminary objections raised by the state of Haryana regarding the validity of these petitions and decided to consider the matter on the basis of merit.
Dashmesh Sewa Society President Inder Mohan Singh said that the population of Sikhs in the state of Haryana is said to be about 15 lakhs, but until now the management of other institutions running under the Sikh Historical Gurdwaras of this state is Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. It is done by Sri Amritsar. He said that the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee was formed due to the allegations of neglecting the interests of the institutions on the Gurdwaras of Haryana when the Shiromani Committee took the income of these institutions to Punjab on the rise of Gurdwaras in the state of Haryana. Which the Shiromani Committee refused to accept. He said that after being recognized by this order of the court, the Haryana Gurdwara Management Committee will be able to independently manage the educational and other institutions running under them at the historic Gurdwaras of the state, while the historic Gurdwaras of Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh The command of the administration will still remain in the hands of the Shiromani Committee, while the financial coffers of the Shiromani Committee may have a big impact after the management of Haryana is lost.
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