While the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has termed the HSGPC legislation passed in the Haryana assembly as ‘illegal and unconstitutional’, the Haryana government has made it clear that it stands on strong legal footings in this matter and there would be no U-turn on this matter.

The MHA, which has taken advice from the Attorney General of India over this matter, urged the Haryana government to take back the legislation as a state is not authorized to pass such a law, which could only be passed in the Parliament.

However, Haryana Chief Secretary S C Choudhary promptly replied back, saying the HSGPC legislation has already been notified as an ‘Act’ and it cannot be taken back now. He also urged the Centre to approach courts if they have any objection in regards with this matter.

One of BJP’s oldest allies Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has vehemently opposed the HSGPC legislation, claiming that it is an attempt to divide the Sikh community.

On Friday, scores of protesters, led by the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and SAD, staged a demonstration outside the Congress headquarters in protest against formation of a separate body to manage affairs of gurudwaras in the party-ruled Haryana.


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