Sikh Delegation Met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Delhi : A Sikh Delegation Led by BJP Leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa Met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Resolve the Issue of Gurdwara Sahib in Pune Which Falls on the Land Owned by the Defence Ministry.

The Sikh community has been an integral part of India’s rich cultural heritage. They are known for their bravery, selflessness, and commitment to social service. Gurdwara Sahib, also known as Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Darbar, is a place of worship for Sikhs in Pune, Maharashtra. However, the gurdwara falls on land owned by the Defence Ministry, which has been a cause of concern for the Sikh community. Recently, a delegation led by BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa met with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to resolve the issue.

The delegation led by Manjinder Singh Sirsa included representatives from various Sikh organizations. They expressed their concerns about the future of the gurdwara, which has been providing spiritual guidance and support to the local Sikh community for many years. The Defence Ministry had earlier issued a notice to the gurdwara management committee to vacate the land. However, the notice was challenged in court, and the matter is currently sub-judice.

During the meeting, the delegation apprised the Defence Minister of the gurdwara’s historical and religious significance to the Sikh community. They also requested the Defence Ministry to transfer the land to the gurdwara management committee so that they can continue to provide spiritual services to the community.

The Defence Minister assured the delegation that he would look into the matter and find a suitable solution. He also emphasized the government’s commitment to preserving the country’s cultural heritage and respecting the sentiments of all communities.

The issue of Gurdwara Sahib in Pune is not an isolated case. There have been many instances in the past where places of worship belonging to minority communities have been subjected to encroachment, demolition, or forced relocation. These actions not only violate the fundamental rights of citizens but also threaten the country’s social fabric.

The Indian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion to all citizens. Article 25 of the Constitution states that “all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion subject to public order, morality and health.” The government must ensure that the fundamental rights of all citizens, including the right to practice their religion, are protected and respected.

The Sikh community has contributed immensely to India’s growth and development. They have played a crucial role in the country’s defense forces, sports, and entertainment industries. The government must recognize their contribution and ensure that their rights are protected.

The meeting between the Sikh delegation led by BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is a positive step towards resolving the issue of Gurdwara Sahib in Pune. The Defence Minister’s assurance to find a suitable solution is a ray of hope for the Sikh community. It is essential that the government takes proactive steps to protect the rights of all citizens, including the right to practice their religion.

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