India condemns Pakistan’s decision to transfer Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara’s management to non-Sikh body

India on Thursday strongly condemned Pakistan’s decision of transferring the management and maintenance of the Gurudwara Kartarpur sahib to a non-Sikh body.

In a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs, it said, “We have seen reports about Pakistan transferring the management and maintenance of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib away from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC), a body run by the minority Sikh Community, to the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh body.”

“Thr unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur sahib corridor as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large. We have received representations from the Sikh community expressing grave concern at this decision by Pakistan targeting the rights of the minority Sikh community in Pakistan. Such actions only expose the reality of the Pakistani government and its leadership’s tall claims of preserving and protecting the rights and welfare of the religious minority communities. Pakistan is called upon to reverse its arbitrary decision to deprive the Sikh minority community it’s right to manage affairs of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib,” statement added.