SGPC to honour Canada's 'Khalistani' defence minister

April 17, 2017 05:14 PM
Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan with Gene. Canadian Army (file pic 2014)

Chandigarh: Even as Punjab chief minister dubbed Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan a pro-Khalistani and refused to meet him during his India tour, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to honour the dignitary when he visits the Golden Temple on April 20.

“It will be a proud moment for all Sikhs in Punjab and across the globe when the SGPC will honour the Canadian minister at the Golden Temple,” SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said here.

“Sajjan, being a Sikh, has done commendable services to the Sikh community in Canada and he deserved to be honoured as per the SGPC tradition,” said Badungar.

Reacting to Amarinder’s statement against Sajjan, Badungar said: “It’s a political view. But SGPC is a religious body and will stick to its tradition of honouring dignitaries who visit the Golden Temple.”

Meanwhile, Damdami Taksal has also decided to honour the Canadian minister. Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma will be present at Golden Temple and will welcome Sajjan on behalf of the Taksal and Sant Samaj.

Have something to say? Post your comment