Govt denies permission to Sikh delegation to visit Pak

Monday 19th June 2017 11:35 EDT

CHANDIGARH: The Centre has declined permission to a Sikh delegation to visit Pakistan on the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. An SGPC official said the permission was declined due to security reasons. SGPC secretary Harcharan Singh added that the Centre also said, “if anyone wants to visit Pakistan then the Sikh religious body should give an undertaking that he or she is going on its own risk.” A 251-member Sikh delegation was scheduled to go to Pak from June 21 to 29. Singh said, “We are yet to decide on it (whether to send the delegation or not.)”

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