CM to Odisha: Halt Mangu Mutt razing

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, urging the latter to retract his government’s decision to demolish Mangu Mutt associated with Guru Nanak Dev.

CM to Odisha: Halt Mangu Mutt razing

Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister.

Tribune News service
Chandigarh, September 14

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, urging the latter to retract his government’s decision to demolish Mangu Mutt associated with Guru Nanak Dev.

Captain Amarinder termed as unfortunate the move to demolish the Mutt, which had age-old significance for the Sikh community, as Guru Nanak Dev had visited the holy temple to spread his universal message of the oneness of God.

It was shocking that while the world was getting ready to commemorate the 550th Gurpurb, the historically important Mutt was sought to be demolished by the Odisha Government, he said.

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