Monday, July 22, 2024
HomeNews ReportsFormer AAP member H S Phoolka announces formation of Sikh Sevak Sangathan

Former AAP member H S Phoolka announces formation of Sikh Sevak Sangathan

Sikh Sevak Sangathan will be a non-political organisation and its members will be barred from contesting SGPC elections

Former Aam Aadmi Party member and advocate H S Phoolka, who resigned from the primary membership of the party on January 3, has announced the formation of a new organisation named ‘Sikh Sevak Sangathan’. He said that he wants to depoliticise the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC).


Phoolka had resigned from the Punjab Assembly in October last year citing the alleged failure of the State government in taking appropriate action in the Bargadi sacrilege incident and the following Behbal Kalan firing incident. CM Amarinder Singh had formed a Commission to examine the Behbal Kalan firing incident in which two villagers were killed in police firing during the protests led by Sikh organisations against an alleged desecration of Guru Granth Saheb in Bargadi in 2015. In the report of the Commission, the role of former Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini have been questioned.

The advocate who is fighting the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case had joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2014. He had also contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana seat on AAP ticket but had lost to Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu.

Addressing the media at the Chandigarh Press Club on Tuesday, Phoolka said that the newly formed group will be a non-political one and all the members of the group will be barred from contesting the SGPC elections.

Join OpIndia's official WhatsApp channel

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Modi govt withdraws 1966 memorandum barring govt servants from participating in RSS activities: Here is how RSS was officially persecuted for years

Notably, the ban on government employees participating in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activities was imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1966. The Congress government's 1966 decision to ban government employees from partaking in activities of the RSS was a move rooted in political expediency rather than genuine concern for the public interest. The ban sought to stifle the influence of a prominent organization that ideologically opposed the Congress party.

‘Actor’ Ajaz Khan, who once said that he would choose Quran over the constitution, mocks Hindu sage Narada Muni, apologises later

In order to describe the supposed deceitful and disloyal behaviour of YouTuber Love Kataria, Ajaz Khan invoked the example of Hindu sage Narada Muni.

Recently Popular

- Advertisement -