Nankana Sahib pilgrimage: Joginder Singh Mann flays denial of permission to Sikh jatha

Nankana Sahib pilgrimage: Joginder Singh Mann flays denial of permission to Sikh jatha

Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Sri Nankana Sahib

Phagwara, February 19

Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Joginder Singh Mann today said the denial of permission to the jatha for Sri Nankana Sahib by Modi Government reflected the “myopic mindset of BJP-led government towards the minorities especially the Sikhs.”

In a statement issued here today, the former minister said it was unfortunate that since Independence, it was probably for the first time that pilgrimage to Sri Nankana Sahib had been stalled. He said this action clearly demonstrated the ‘anti-minority’ stance of the Modi Government. Mann said this action was totally unwarranted and undesirable as pilgrimage to Sri Nankana Sahib was a cherished aspiration of every Sikh.

The Chairman of the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation said this outrageous action of the Modi government had bruised the psyche of every Punjabi in general and Sikhs in particular. — TNS

Top Stories

Population-based Covid vaccination from Monday, registrations open from 9 am

Population-based Covid vaccination from Monday, registrations open from 9 am

Appointments can be booked between 9 am and 3 pm

India records 16,752 fresh COVID cases, biggest single-day jump in 30 days

India records 16,752 fresh COVID cases, biggest single-day jump in 30 days

Death toll mounts to 1,57,051 with 113 fresh fatalities

Mann ki Baat: Aatmanirbhar Bharat is national spirit, says PM Modi

Mann ki Baat: Aatmanirbhar Bharat is national spirit, says PM Modi

Calls for 100-day campaign to clean up water bodies, harvest...

Azad praises PM Modi for being ‘frank’ about his past as ‘tea-seller’

Azad praises PM Modi for being ‘frank’ about his past as ‘tea-seller’

Remarks come a day after Azad and other ‘G-23’ dissident lea...

Punjab’s budget session from Monday, fireworks likely

Punjab’s budget session from Monday, fireworks likely

Opposition to corner govt over ‘failure’ to honour its poll ...

Cities

View All