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No prasad in shrines, SGPC takes exception

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 6

The SGPC is unhappy with one of the new guidelines putting a ban on the distribution of prasad, food and langar in gurdwaras.

With the state government allowing the reopening of religious places on June 8, it has issued some guidelines for shrine managements. Directions have also been issued on the maximum number of persons allowed inside shrines. The number should not exceed 20.

Gobind Singh Longowal, SGPC president, said: “We welcome the government’s move to reopen the shrines, but serving langar and prasad is part of the Sikh rehat maryada. Hence, the practice must continue. The government should review guideline as it will hurt the sentiments of Sikhs who prepare and serve food.”

He further said utmost care and hygiene were being maintained in the kitchens of all gurdwaras, as per guidelines of the health authorities.

About the restriction on the number of devotees in the sanctum sanctorum, he said elaborate arrangements were in place to follow social distancing norms.

from The Tribune

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