Amritsar; As per media reports Sharomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Gobind Singh Longowal submitted memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to decide the pending mercy petition of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajona at the earliest possible.
During Home Minister Sri Darbar Sahib visit, SGPC submitted memorandum carrying various demands including the speedy disposal of pending petition of Bhai Rajona who was awarded death penalty for assassinating the then serving chief Minister Punjab Beant Singh.
Gobind Singh Longowal raised the demand for immediate release of Sikh prisoners lodged in the different states of the nation for the past several years. SGPC urged Singh to return ancient religious books and other relevant articles which was taken away by the Indian army during the Amry Attack on Sri Darbar Saihb in 1984 from the Sikh Reference Library of SGPC premises.
SGPC asked Rajnath for special corridor from Dera Baba Nanak from Indian side to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib located in Pakistan. SGPC says if Corridor (bridge) is built over the Ravi River the passage from India to Pakistan would be hardly few minutes as it would give direct access to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib where the first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev had spent the last days of his life.
Longowal demanded status of minority for Sikhs living in the State of Jammu and Kashmir so that they could get Government jobs and benefits of other Government schemes there.
Demand to extend relaxation was raised from GST for the buying of material for the community kitchen of Golden Temple which serve free food for more than one lakh devotees on daily basis.