J-K Sikh organisations support Dhindsa’s Akali Dal

Also urge Lt Governor to hold District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee elections

J-K Sikh organisations support Dhindsa’s Akali Dal

Rajya Sabha member and former Union Minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday claimed that he had taken over as the new president of the Shiromani Akali Dal. File Photo

Dinesh Manhotra

Tribune News Service

Jammu, July 9

Two days after forming a ‘parallel’ Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa got a shot in the arm as he received support from some Sikh organisations here on Thursday.

Darbinder Singh, president of the SAD, J&K, extended full support to Dhindsa’s Akali Dal during a press conference here and appealed to Sikh Sangat across the world, including Sikh Student Federation, Sikh Naujwan Sabha, Istri Akali Dal and other sub-organisations, to support Dhindsa in his fight against people who “tarnished” the image of Sikhs all over the world.

Darbinder said that the SAD was a very old party. It was formed in 1920 and had played an important role in the Independence of India.

Also read: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa proclaims himself as SAD chief

“Unfortunately with due course of time the party which had such a glorious history and sacrifices was captured by a family and used for personal gains and made huge fortunes from the party by acquiring power for many decades,” he alleged.

Meanwhile, Sikh organisations urged Lt Governor GC Murmu to hold District Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DGPC) elections and also conduct an audit of expenses by the DGPC Jammu.

They was also demanded that a committee, headed by a retired judge of the High Court, should be formed to probe “misuse” of funds by the DGPC.

Mohinder Singh, chief organiser, Bhai Kanhaiya Nishkam Sewa Society, appealed to the J&K administration to appoint one Sikh member to the recently constituted JKPSC.

 

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