New Delhi, January 14 : The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has welcomed the Supreme Court directive to Union Government for consulting a Sikh Minister or MP before filing its reply in Turban case.

The DSGMC General Secretary Mr Manjinder Singh Sirsa disclosed here today that this directive will help to file a reply which can  full interpretation on importance of the Turban in life of Sikhs.

He said that without consultation with any of Sikh or sikh body, it might have possible that reply would not have represent true value which a Turban has in the lives of Sikhs.

Mr. Sirsa also thanked the Honorable Court for listing the matter for final arguments and said that this will help winding up a matter which has created unnecessary tension in the minds of Sikh community.

Mr. Sirsa also disclosed that Turban  matter (JS Puri case) was Called for hearing and the matter has been listed for 19th Feb for final arguments .  He said that the court made an observation that no effective arguments have taken place so far , hope it does not have political colour to it and if arguments do not take place during the next date of hearing they will treat the present writ petition as infructuous . 

The learned senior counsel mr Suri representing the petitioner replied by stating that it has no political colour and infact they are ready to advance the arguments today itself but the Union of India has yet not filed the reply despite time been granted to them and if UOI agrees to advance the arguments without filing the reply then they can address the court today itself. To this UOI seeked time and the hon’ble Supreme Court further directed the UOI to seek assistance of Sikh MP or minister in filing the reply and name of urban development minister Mr. Hardeep Puri was referred by the counsels as he belongs to Sikh community .

Mr Sirsa said that the DSGMC has already contested the case and it will ensure that Sikhs get justice in this case as per their religious belief.

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