Toronto Gurdwara Take Major Action Against Indian Officials

Effective Immediately (December 9th 2017)
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,
Pursuant to the TRESPASS TO PROPERTY ACT (1990) the management of this Gurdwara Sahib reserves the right to bar entry to officials of the Indian Government including but not limited to Indian elected officials, Indian Consular officials, and members of organizations who seek to undermine the Sikh nation and Sikh institutions.
Keeping in mind the interference of Indian Consular and Indian Government officials in the lives of Canadian Sikhs, Gurdwara Management Committees have jointly taken the decision to bar the entry of these officials and members from Gurdwaras across Canada. The presence of these officials makes members of the Sikh community uncomfortable due to their agenda of undermining the autonomy of Sikh institutions and organizations. It is our obligation to ensure the safety of the Sangat, and accordingly we have arrived at this decision.

Recent examples of interference include:
● The right for the Punjabi community to have their own pavilion at Carabram
● Distorting the history of the 10th Guru of the Sikhs and promoting RSS and Hindutva
● Attempts to undermine the recognition of the Sikh Genocide in the Ontario Legislature ● Attempts to influence local democratic races and processes
This interference alongside the kidnapping and torture of Jagtar Singh Johal has resulted in the Sikh community unifying to denounce the actions of agents and organizations that operate on behalf of the Government of India. Until these officials stop meddling in Sikh affairs, the Gurdwara Management Committee shall not allow entry into the Gurdwara Sahib of Indian Consular officials, officials of the Indian Government and/or members of organizations who undermine Sikh institutions. By booking a program at this Gurdwara it is understood that your invitees will not include such officials.
The safety and security of all peoples attending the Gurdwara Sahib is of primary importance to the Gurdwara Management Committee and cannot be compromised. We take this responsibility seriously and additional measures will be taken if this interference continues.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter, Gurdwara Management Committee

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