The Tribune – SGPC forms panel to probe non-veg served in university

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, 9 August 2017. The SGPC today constituted a four-member committee to look into the serving of non-vegetarian food in its Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences here.

Mandeep Singh Manna, former spokesperson for Congress, yesterday submitted a complaint to Akal Takht in this connection.

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has assured that the matter would be taken up in the next meeting of five high priests*.

The committee comprises SGPC executive members Surjit Singh Bhittewad and Harjap Singh Sultanwind, secretary Roop Singh, and additional secretary Harbhajan Singh Manawa.

Kirpal Singh Badungar, SGPC president, said the panel would submit its report to Akal Takht in 15 days.

A restaurant, “Café Green”, on the university campus was allegedly serving non-veg dishes. “The cafe is jointly owned by a SGPC member, a SAD leader and a publisher of Sikh religious books.

It is objectionable to prepare and serve non-veg food at a place owned by an SGPC member and on land belonging to the SGPC. A gurdwara is located nearby,” Manna said.

* There are no Sikh priests ! The paper should have written: the ‘five jathedars without jathas’.


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