Amritsar : The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has strongly condemned the government’s forcible action on women Olympian wrestlers protesting for justice at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
SGPC general secretary Gurcharan Singh Grewal said that coercive action by the government against those who raise voices for human rights is a stain on democracy. He said that on the one hand, the newly developed Parliament was being inaugurated and on the other hand, the women wrestlers who brightened the country’s name were being tortured, which has shamed the entire country.
Grewal said that as per the directions of the SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami, a delegation of the SGPC was supposed to join the wrestlers’ protest for justice in their support at Jantar Mantar, but due to the forced action of removing the protest by the government yesterday, this program was postponed for now. He said that the SGPC stands firmly with these women wrestlers who are fighting for their rights and will give them full support in whatever program is made.
Grewal also objected to this point that whenever the Sikh community stands with those who fight for human rights following its history and traditions, a negative narrative is created by some people. He said that Sikhs have always made sacrifices to protect the country and Sikhs do not need to learn patriotism from anyone. Meanwhile, SGPC’s executive member Bibi Gurinder Kaur Bholuwal said that it is unfortunate that the girls who shined the name of the country by winning medals in sports are being harassed today. She said that instead of listening to these girls, they are being dragged on the streets by the government. She said that the SGPC will always stand firm with these girls against any injustice.