India on Thursday registered robust objection to Pakistan transferring the administration and upkeep of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC) to a non-Sikh physique. Noting the event, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated the “unilateral choice” by Pakistan was “extremely condemnable”.
“Now we have seen experiences about Pakistan transferring the administration and upkeep of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib away from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC), a physique run by the minority SIkh Coommunity, to the executive management of the Evacuee Belief Property Board, a non-Sikh physique. The unilateral choice by Pakistan is extremely condemnable and runs towards the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib hall as additionally the non secular sentiments of the Sikh group at giant,” the ministry stated in an announcement right this moment.
Additional, the ministry stated that it has acquired representations from the SIkh group expressing “grave concern” at this choice by Pakistan “focusing on the rights of the minority Sikh group in Pakistan”.
“Such actions solely expose the truth of the Pakistani authorities and its management’s tally claims of preserving and defending the rights and welfare of the non secular minority communities. pakistan is known as upon to reverse its arbitrary choice to deprive the Sikh minority group it is proper to handle affairs of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib,” the ministry stated.
The Pakistan authorities has transferred the administration and upkeep of Kartarpur Sahib from PSGPC, a physique run by the minority Sikh group in Pakistan, to Evacuee Belief Property, which is a non-Sikh physique.