Gurdwara Bangla Sahib asked to close over Covid-19 norm violation; Manjinder Singh Sirsa fumes

New Delhi, September 18

The Chanakyapuri district administration’s order for the closure of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib here for alleged violation of Covid-19 norms has angered the Sikh community.

Citing the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) guidelines according to which religious places are allowed to open, but not for visitors, Chanakyapuri SDM Geeta Grover has asked the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to follow the norms.

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  • Order says as per norms, religious places are allowed to open, but not for visitors
  • It says executive magistrate found that DSGMC ‘allowed visitors inside gurdwara’
  • The DSGMC has demanded strict against the SDM

The order stated a report by executive magistrate found that the management “allowed visitors/prayers inside the gurdwara” in violation of DDMA directions.

DSGMC chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted, “We condemn the action and demand @ArvindKejriwal ji to take strict action against the DC and SDM concerned.”

He said the gurdwara had helped thousands during the second Covid wave. — TNS

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