Ban on Indian officials is gurdwaras’ internal matter: Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu

By 17th February 2018 0 Comments

Australia’s high commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu on Saturday started her four-day tour to Punjab by paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday.

On her first official visit to Amritsar, the Punjab-origin envoy also performed ‘sewa’ by baking chapatis.

Replying to a query on alleged ban on entry of Indian officials in some gurdwaras in Australia, Sidhu said :
“This, in any case, is an internal matter of respective gurdwara committees,” Harinder Sidhu said.

Expressing happiness over the visit, Sidhu said: “It is very special for me to be here as the high commissioner, having taken birth in a Sikh family.”

Claiming that Punjabis comprise the fastest-growing community in Australia, she said: “There are gurdwaras in every nook and corner of the island nation.”

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