The denial of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhank Committee (SGPC) to Sikh organizations to enter into the Manji Sahib Diwan Hall in the Golden Temple complex for conducting a meeting on the issue of the missing Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib has once again exposed the partiality of SGPC.
In past, many other organizations have conducted their meetings at the same venue while a political party had also conducted its meetings at the same place, but they were allowed as SGPC did not felt any threat, but on Monday Sikh organizations were not allowed as they were going to highlight the failure of SGPC and its politicization, misuse of it resources for political gains by a political party and how its authorities have failed to expand the base of Sikh Panth.
Showing its intolerance for protests, SGPC task force clashed with agitating Sikh activists on Tuesday.
The attack on the activists of Satkar Committees and members of other Sikh bodies is likely to invite more criticism for SGPC as all protesters had been demanding the action against all those, involved in the disappearance of 328 saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib.
On August 27, the SGPC executive had decided to file criminal cases against its staffers dismissed for their role in the misappropriation of saroops. But a week later, it had taken a U-turn. SGPC stands exposed and it cannot have two sets of norms. If it wants to ban the entry, the ban must be for all, and not for some organizations as the body does not belong to any political party and it was formed to represent and take care of Sikhs from across the globe.