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Demolition of historic Mangu Mutt: SGPC constitutes sub-committee to get ground zero report

Amid reports about demolition of historic Mangu Mutt Jagannath Puri of Orissa, the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee has decided to send a delegation to Jagannath Puri for reporting from ground zero. It is learnt that the SGPC has today constituted a sub-committee in this concern in which SGPC’s senior vice president Rajinder Singh Mehta and SGPC member Surjit Singh Bhittewind have been appointed.

SGPC’s vice secretary Skattar Singh has been appointed as a coordinator of this sub-committee. On being contacted by media, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal informed that this sub-committee will gather information from ground zero and will report back to SGPC’s headquarters. “The sub-committee members will also take up security concerns of the historic Mutts with the local administration officials,” he added.

It is pertinent to note here that media reports about demolition of historic Mangu Matth in Jagannath Puri are continuously emerging from the past few days. Earlier in September this year, the SGPC had sent a sub-committee amid apprehensions about demolition of historic Mangu Mutt in Jagannath Puri (Orissa) where Guru Nanak Dev Ji had uttered the Aarti in 1550. Later, the SGPC had claimed that no religious place was being demolished in Jagannath Puri instead the administration was working to beautify the surroundings as per the directions by the Supreme Court of India.

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