CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Taking strong notice of Punjab government’s move of subjecting Punjabis returning from abroad to financial exploitation by forcing them to get quarantined in Hotels, the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has asked Punjab government to use rest houses of Sikh shrines for quarantining Punjabis returning from abroad.
“The Punjabis returning from abroad are already facing financial problems due to the high cost of air tickets in this time of crisis. On reaching Punjab, they are being forced to endure high bills of Hotels for their quarantine period. This is unfair and can’t be justified,” SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said.
Longowal has appealed the Punjab government to use rest houses of Gurdwaras for quarantining Punjabis returning from abroad so that they could be saved from financial exploitation in this time of crisis.
“All types of services are available in the rest houses of Gurdwaras including hygienic food and accommodation,” he said while ensuring that the quarantined Punjabis won’t face any kind of problem there.
Longowal further said that he would take up the issue of expensive air tickets with the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.