Demolition of gurdwara stirs row - Mandi Gobindgarh News

Mandi Gobindgarh News

Mandi Gobindgarh News and Directory


Post Top Ad

Your Ad Spot

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Demolition of gurdwara stirs row

Demolition of gurdwara stirs row

Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, December 2

The demolition of a gurdwara on the first floor of a building that has two shops in the city allegedly by a committee appointed by the district administration has kicked up a row.

Since the land belongs to the Nagar Council and the demolition has been done without its consent, the council authorities are demanding action. They alleged that a local shopkeeper got it done to shift stairs to one side of his two shops to make a big showroom by merging both his shops.

“If the committee wanted to demolish it, the granthi should have submitted an application to the nagar council and then our House would have sent that to the director. Even renovation could have been done only after the permission of the director. But neither the gurdwara was declared unsafe nor the committee took our consent to demolish it,” said Mahesh Kumar Meshi, Congress councillor.

Meshi while showing a letter of the DC said the administration had allowed the renovation, but “a seven-member committee in connivance with the shopkeeper got the gurdwara demolished last month”.

However, Aashu, who runs a medical store at the Dhuri gate, claimed that the gurdwara committee had approached him and asked him for wider stairs to the first floor of the gurdwara and he only agreed to shift the stairs to one side of his shops.

“Earlier the gurdwara was on two shops, but now it will be constructed on three shops as I have given the first floor of another shop to the committee. I have only shifted the stairs to one side of my shops. Earlier there was around 2 ft stairs and now 3.5 ft stairs will be constructed for the gurdwara,” he said.

Nagar council president Ripudaman Singh Dhillon said neither the committee nor the shopkeeper had right to shift the stairs.

However, gurdwara committee member Bachitar Singh said, “We have demolished the old gurdwara with the permission of the administration to construct a bigger gurdwara with wider stairs,” he said. Assistant commissioner General Ankur Mahindroo said, “We are looking into the matter and hope to solve it at the earliest”.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post Top Ad

Your Ad Spot