NEW DELHI, India—Sikhs from northern states of Indian union have announced to take ‘Sewa Sambhal’ of historical Sikh shrine Gurdwara Gyan Godri situated in Haridwar (Uttrakhand) on April 14.
To take possession of the Gurdwara, large number Sikhs from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pardesh and Jammu-Kashmir are expected to reach Haridwar.
In a press release, leaders of All India Sikh Conference (AISC) said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should intervene into the matter to transfer possession of the shrine to the Sikhs, failing which they would try to take the possession forcibly on their own.
It may be recalled that anti-Sikh forces had tried to destroy the sacred Gurdwara situated near ‘Har Ki Pauri’ in November 1984 when Sikhs were being killed massively.
AISC president Gucharan Singh Babbar said that in 1984, anti-Sikh forces had taken possession of the Gurdwara and the then government had established a guide office inside it. He said Sikhs throughout the world are associated with this holy place with great devotion as their first Guru Sri Guru Nanak stayed here for long time.
“Sikhs have been struggling for taking procession of this Gurdwara for five years but administration is not allowing them to do so. Sikhs will assemble on April 13 at Delhi and will leave for Haridwar on April 14”, he added.