KARNAL: On Haryana Day, the Didar Singh Nalwi faction of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (ad hoc) accused the Punjab, Haryana governments of being “anti-Sikh”.
The former registrar of Punjabi University, Nalwi said it was unfortunate that despite promises the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-government had not implemented constitutional provision for the formation of a separate SGPC for Haryana.
“Section 72 of the Punjab Reorganization Act, 1966 that trifurcates old Punjab into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, categorically speaks of the formation of HSGPC. But due to ulterior interests to suppress the minority community, the state governments did not implement the Act passed by the Parliament,” he said.
Nalwi said the Congress treats Sikhs as only a “vote bank” and demands to form HSGPC, second language status to Punjabi and constitution of a minority commission were ignored by the Haryana government.
In a scathing attack on the top Congress leadership, Nalwi said despite assurances by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi demands of Sikhs of Haryana were never met.