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India SGPC To Continue With Diwali Fireworks At Harmandir Sahib

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by aristotle, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. aristotle

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    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to go ahead with the fireworks at the Golden Temple on Diwali on November 3. But at the same time, it has decided to cut down on the duration of the fireworks.

    Confirming this, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said, "In the past also, we have cut down on the duration of the fireworks, owing to air pollution. Last year, the show lasted 20 to 25 minutes and this year, it will be of seven to 10 minutes."

    Whenasked if the duration was being reduced following a letter by death row convict Rajoana, appealing the SGPC not to burst crackers at the Golden Temple on Diwali, Makkar denied it. He said they would go ahead with the programme as no one could dictate terms to the Akal Takht.

    A message has been circulating on the social networking sites asking Sikhs not to celebrate Diwali on November 3, as on this day in 1984 a large number of Sikhs were killed. The message asks Sikhs not to burst crackers, adding that there would be no fireworks at the Golden Temple as well.

    Meanwhile, sources in the SGPC said investigations were on to find out the person responsible for sending messages on the fake letterhead of the SGPC warning Sikh women against observing the Karva Chauth fast. The miscreant was said to hail from near Gurdaspur, but things would be clear once the investigation was completed, sources said.

    Meanwhile, Charanjit Singh, scientific officer, Punjab Pollution Control Board, said that last year also, theduration of fireworks at the Golden Temple was reduced to about half an hour. Its cutting down further this year would reduce air pollution, he added.

    (Source: www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/amrit...eworks-at-golden-temple/article1-1139773.aspx)
     
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    I know this doesn't relate to the thread heading but

    How dare such a 'miscreant' circulate such silly information to Sikh women, while posing to be the Sikh temporal authority.

    :kudifacepalm:

    Perhaps 'miscreants' wouldn't have to do it if the Akal Takhat would do it's job, yaa?
     
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  4. aristotle

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    A travesty, isn't it?
    Someone needs to grow a spine.
     
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