Amritsar: The anti addition campaign of International Sikh Foundation (ISC) in Punjab has met echoes in the form of support from various social and religious organizations. In a novel move, the ISC had launched the campaign to keep the forthcoming Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) polls free from any form of addition.


The most read newspaper in the world, Dainik Jagran’s campaign for addiction free Punjab has received substantial support from the drive initiated by ISC. The ISC has also announced to club hands with Dainik Jagran to support the drive on the state level.

ISC member and senior advocate at Supreme Court, Harvinder Singh Pholka told reporters the proposal in this regard would be presented in ‘Talmel Committee’ of the foundation at Chandigarh.

Phoolka requested every Sikh to observe Chalia (40 days) to make SGPC polls addiction free. During the polls, if a candidate is found to be in the act of addiction, the Sikh community should boycott them.

The ISC would approach the Gurudwara Election Commission and the SC against such candidate, said Phulka.

The anti-addiction centers would be set up at Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bhatinda and Jalandhar. In addition, the team of Swayamsevaks would be formed to keep a vigil eye on the election campaign in every area.

JPN/Bureau