DSGMC President blames Delhi CM for refusal to permission for installing statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Mehrauli
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Statue shall be installed at all costs – Manjit Singh G.K.
New Delhi 28 May 2016 The President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh G.K. today blamed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for denying permission for installation of a statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in a park constructed by DSGMC on 7.5 acre plot in Mehrauli.DSGMC President informed that D.D.A. had allotted 7.5 acre land to DSGMC to construct commemorative park in memory great warrior of Sikh panth and it advised for taking permission for installation of statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur form Delhi CM. He said that after DSGMC approached for permission on 31 March 2016 Delhi government taking plea that the Supreme Court had imposed interim restriction on installation of statues on public places denied the permission on 18 May 2016.
Manjit Singh G.K. questioned Delhi government that if Supreme Court has imposed restriction how has Delhi government installed statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Delhi Vidhan Sabha on 23 March 2016 ? G.K. alleged that Kejriwal was continuously opposing Sikhs and advised four Sikh MLAs of Aam admi party (AAP) in Delhi to listen to the voice of their conscience and not become party to the decisions which are anti Panthic. G.K. informed that he had written to a letter to Kejriwal on 27 May 2016 issuing an appeal not getting biased towards martyrs and again asked him to give permission for installation of statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.
DSGMC President clarified that statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur shall be installed at all cost even if there is no permission, on the pattern of 1984 genocide victims memorial which is in the process of being built near the Parliament house and if permission for Baba Banda Singh Bahadur statue is not revoked DSGMC shall look for an alternate site.
DSGMC president also announced that arrears to the tune of Rupees 75 crore shall be paid to the staff of Guru Harkishan Public School on the pattern of pay increase announced to the schools by sixth pay commission.