AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Reacting to the news of Pakistant deciding to move Baba Guru Nanak University’s site from Sri Nankana Sahib to Muridke (Shekhupura, West Punjab), the SGPC President Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has voiced to the Pakistani government that the University ought to be established in the birth place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has said that the move to establish a University by the Pakistani government was an appreciable step but by shifting its location, the Pakistan government has drawn sharp criticism by the local masses as well as the Sikh community. He added that the move has hurt Sikh sentiments as the worldwide Sikh community was preparing to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh master Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Nankana Sahib.
Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has also written a letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj appealing them to rake up matter with their Pakistani counterparts. He has written in the letter that the sentiments of entire Sikh community were attached to the Baba Guru Nanak University so the Indian government should ask the Pakistan government to rollback its decision of shifting University site.
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