Tribune News Service
Amritsar, March 15. The SGPC has strongly flayed the alleged move of the education board in Uttar Pradesh to bar baptised Sikh students from wearing ‘kirpan’ above a particular size during examination hours.
The SGPC chief, Avtar Singh Makkar, said he had received a call from a Sikh organisation in UP, which informed him about the UP education board’s order. He said the move had been enforced for the examinations that were beginning from tomorrow.
Makkar said it was unfortunate that the Sikhs had to face this situation in their own country. He said he would take up the matter with the UP government and seek its resolution at the earliest. However, Inderjit Singh Chugh, Gurdwara Singh Sabha member from Saharanpur in UP, said he had no idea about any such order issued by the education board. “Our Singh Sabha runs two schools that are aided by the UP government. But, we haven’t received any order in this regard,” he added.