No chance of closing Sikh shrines, clarifies SGPC President amid rising COVID-19 cases

Amid a sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases across the Indian sub-continent as well as Punjab, SGPC president Bibi Jagir “Kaur” has ended angst among the common masses by stating that the Sikh shrines will always remain open for the Sikh devotees. “Neither the Sikh shrines were closed during the first wave of COVID-19, nor do these will be closed during the ongoing second wave,” she said.

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She admitted that the Sikh devotees’ footfall to the Sikh shrines comes down during the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Commenting on the sudden restrictions imposed by the Punjab government, Bibi Jagir Kaur has said that the Punjab government’s sudden announcement of imposing strict restrictions can cause anxiety among the common people.

Bibi Jagir further said that the Punjab government’s duty is to create awareness about the incline of the COVID-19 pandemic, while our duty is to remain aware.

It is noteworthy here that the state of Punjab is also facing a rise in COVID-19 cases, due to which the Punjab government is taking strong preventive measures. Almost all public places, including schools, gymnasiums, sports academies, stadiums, etc., have been closed in Punjab while a threat of complete lockdown is looming over several areas of Punjab.


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