Court gives relief to Sikhs in Shillong: DSGMC

Punjab update

New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 18 – The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today said that Shillong High Court has given relief to Sikhs living in Shillong saying that till further order the Sikhs living in Harijan Basti  will not be disturbed.

The court has taken this in writing from the state of Meghalaya that Sikhs living in Harijan Basti in Shillong will not be disturbed till further order. This has happened when the court was hearing the case on contempt petition and advocate general of Meghalaya government told the court that Sikhs are neither being disturbed nor they are being shifted from the controversial place.

Besides, the court also heard the review petition submitted by the government. During course of hearing advocate Rakesh Khatri who represented Harijan Basti Committee, City Gurdwara Management Committee and DSGMC argued that the review petition of the government is not maintainable because the land that was issue in the case was allotted to the Sikhs by the Raja. The government legally cannot get the land vacated from the Sikh community.

After hearing the case the court advised the advocate general of the state government that his review petition does not have much scope. Even if he wants the hearing continue, he should make further appeal. Thereafter the advocate general urged the court to put his petition in pending.

This is to state that the court’s stay order given to Sikhs in Harijan Basti will be effective further.

The next date of hearing in the case is June 28. Besides, the court has given the same date for hearing on another petition submitted by one Billu Singh, a local resident.

DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that in any case he would let not ruin the Sikhs of Meghalaya and our team in the leadership of DSGMC’s Legal Cell Chairman Jagdeep Singh Kahlon will fight the legal battle sincerely.

After the hearing Harijan Panchayat committee and City Gurdwara Management Committee president Gurjit Singh expressed satisfaction on court proceedings.

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