Sikh24.com – Government Intervention in Bhai Roopa Land Issue

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Amritsar Sahib-Panjab-India, 20 June 2017. Following no response from the Punjab police in regards to illegal occupation of SGPC land, Professor Kirpal Singh Badungar has once again brought up the issue.

In his second letter addressed to Captain Amarinder Singh, SGPC President Professor Badungar has asked for SGPC’s land to be freed from illegal possession of the local Bhai Roopa village committee. Professor Badungar had earlier written to the Punjab Chief Minister on May 25.

Speaking to Sikh24, Professor Kirpal Singh Badungar said that the Punjab government had mentioned of directing the Director General of Punjab Police to sort out the issue in reply to the earlier letter. He further said that the Police have taken no action in this regard.

Taking on the Congress led Punjab government, Professor Badungar said that the illegal possession over land of sacred Sikh shrines was highly condemnable and the Punjab government ought to take suitable measures to prevent such cases from happening.

Professor Badungar alleged that more than 100 acres land of a historical Sikh shrine in village Bhai Roopa (Rampura Phool) has been taken over by Congress affiliated elements after the formation of Congress government in Punjab.

Background

In May 2014, the clash between the Shromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and residents of Bhai Roopa village over 161 acres of land came to the fore as a violent clash took place between village residents and SGPC Task Force. Villagers blamed the SGPC for forcefully occupying empty land belonging to their village Gurdwara.

SGPC officials claim that the land in question was always theirs and Bhai Roopa langar committee had forcefully occupied the land.

http://www.sikh24.com/2017/06/20/sgpc-president-again-seeks-government-intervention-in-bhai-roopa-land-issue/#.WUtaSOlLfIU

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