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Protests held at Longowal’s house

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Sangrur, October 27

Members of various organisations today staged a dharna outside the residence of SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal after he allegedly failed to meet them despite giving them time. The SGPC chief, however, claimed the members didn't turn up on time for the meeting.

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Various orgnisations have been protesting at Longowal for the past 36 days, demanding legal action against SGPC employees allegedly involved in the disappearance of 'saroops' of Guru Granth Sahib.

The SAD (Amritsar), SAD (United) and other social organisations alleged that the SGPC president had called their members to his house, but left without meeting them. They alleged that SGPC authorities have been working under political pressure.

"We had come to the SGPC president's residence to hand over our protest letter to him. Though he had given us time to meet, he left before we reached," said Amritpal Singh Sidhu, Longowal circle president, SAD Amritsar.

Members of various organisations pasted the protest letter on a pillar outside his house and staged a dharna.

The SGPC president said he had called the protesters at 2 pm. "They got late and I left after waiting for them. They should have come on time as I had other meetings scheduled," said Longowal. — TNS



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