Quetta gurdwara handed over to Sikhs after 73 years


Quetta, July 23

The authorities in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has handed over a 200-year-old gurdwara to the Sikh neighborhood after a interval of 73 years, a media report mentioned on Thursday.

The Siri Guru Singh Gurdwara situated on Masjid Road within the centre of town has been used as APWA Government High Girls School since 1947, mentioned the Dawn information report.

“Restoring gurdwara as a place of worship for the Sikh community is a historical decision of the Balochistan government,” Denesh Kumar, provincial parliamentary secretary and Adv­iser to the Chief Minister on Minority Affairs, mentioned on Wednesday.

The college students who have been learning in APWA Government Girls High School have been requested to hunt admission to close by faculties.

Sardar Jasbeer Singh, chairman of the Sikh Community Committee in Balochistan, welcomed the transfer and described it as a “gift from the Balochistan government to the Sikh community living in the province”.

“The Sikh community of the province is very pleased that our ancient gurdwara has been handed over to us by the government of Pakistan and the Balochistan High Court after 73 years and now we are able to continue our religious practice there,” Dawn information quoted Singh as saying.

Around 2,000 Sikh households dwell in Balochistan.

Earlier in February this 12 months, the Balochistan authorities had handed over a 200-year-old temple in Zhob to the Hindu neighborhood.

The temple had been transformed right into a authorities boys’ college, which has now been shifted to a different constructing.—IANS



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