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Akal Takht, SGPC extend support to Gurmehar

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Extending support to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, Sikhs' top temporal seat Akal Takht head Gyani Gurbachan Singh today said the Sikh community stands with her.

Jathedar Akal Takht said it was highly unfortunate that some people, unaware of the Sikh religion and its commitments, have been hurling threats to Sikh girl Gurmehar.

He said Sikh community always saved girls from cruel people with even Sikh Guru Gobind Singh and his father Guru Teg Bahdur Sahib sacrificing their lives to save the people of even other religions.

Jathedar said in her hours of crisis entire Sikh community stands with Gurmehar and extends all support to her.

Asking Delhi government to take stringent measure against the people hurling threats to her, he said failing which the Sikh community wouldn't be a mute spectators.

Shriomani Gurdwara Paharbandhak Committee President Kirpal Singh Badungar too said the Sikh community is always with her.

He said that she was the daughter of martyr Captain Mandeep Singh who had scarified his life for nation and it was duty of the nation to protect her dignity.

He said asked SGPC officials to meet Gurmehar Kaur to provide all possible security cover to her.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, March 01 2017. 22:42 IST