Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) condemns the decision of the Government of Pakistan to handover Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, for management and maintenance, from Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) to the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).
The argument that PSGPC shall continue to be a part of the management of Gurudwara is fallacious as amongst the nine members of the ETPB, not even one is a Sikh. The Project Management Unit formed under the ETPB will also look after the accounts of the Gurudwara and thus, there shall be no autonomy with the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee to run the Gurudwara as per the rahat and maryada.
This amounts to subjugation of one of the most revered Gurudwaras in the world to the government and in effect to the people of another viz, Muslim faith.
The MEA of the Government of India has lodged protest against it. VHP joins in the protest and demands that Pakistan government may leave the Gurudwaras to be managed by the Sikh Community in Pakistan.
(Press release provided by Shri Vinod Bansal, National Spokesperson, VHP)
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