SGPC shelves plan to demolish oldest inn

Wednesday 11th August 2021 07:09 EDT

The standoff between Sikh activists and the SGPC has come to an end after the latter withdrew its plan to raze the oldest inn located in the Golden Temple complex and agreed to preserve the century-old structure that was discovered during the excavation process. Activists under the banner of the Sikh Sadbhawna Dal were up in arms against the SGPC projects for the past four days. After the intervention of administrative officials, a meeting was scheduled between the three representatives of the Dal led by Baldev Singh Wadala and SGPC representatives led by chief secretary HS Dhami. Following the meeting, the activists lifted the morcha from Heritage Street. Dhami said 90-year-old Guru Ram Das Niwas in the Golden Temple was in poor shape. “We have withheld the proposal for the time being. A sub-committee has been constituted to monitor the situation. Anything will be done only on the basis of their report.” 

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