AMRITSAR SAHIB—Taking strong notice of the distortion of Sikh history in books published by RSS’ Nagpur based Sri Bharti Parkashan, the SGPC president S. Gobind Singh Longowal has asked the Indian government and Maharshtra government to take action against the responsible authorities. Warning the RSS to put control over its anti-Sikhism actions, Longowal has asked them to immediately withdraw the books from market and seek an apology from Sikhs.
AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has demanded strict action against the people responsible for allegedly distorting the Sikh history in the books published by Shri Bharati Prakashan from the RSS’s headquarters in Nagpur.
In a release issued here on Tuesday, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said they had written to the Union human resource development (HRD) minister and Maharashtra chief minister expressing their displeasure over alleged distortion of the Sikh history and facts relating to the Gurus.
Longowal has also demanded an immediate withdrawal of the controversial book and also cautioned the RSS to restrain from indulging in such activities. The SGPC chief said he would soon form a committee comprising Sikh intellectuals, educationists and lawyers on the issue of Sikh historical books.
the SGPC president S. Gobind Singh Longowal informed that he has written letters to the Union Human Resource Development Minister Sri Prakash Javadekar and Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Sri Devendra Fadnavis seeking action against the RSS backed publishers.
Longowal has said that the Sikh community respects every religion but it doesn’t mean that the other religions are allowed to portray Sikhism as part of their religion. He added that nobody would be allowed to distort Sikh history at any cost. “The SGPC is going to constitute a panel of Sikh intellectuals, Sikh educationalists and Sikh lawyers to tackle such attacks on Sikhism” he maintained.