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NEW DELHI: Anti-Telangana protests entered a gurdwara at Bijmour in Andhra Pradesh, vandalized the shrine and the holy scripture and beat up Sikh volunteers.
Condemning the attack on the Sikh shrine, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which looks after Sikhs interests around the world, demanded strict action against the hooligans for the sacrilegious act.
In a statement on Sunday in Amritsar where the SGPC is headquartered, its president Avtar Singh Makkar said the Sikh community was hurt by the sacrilegious act and he demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
Seeking intervention of the central government for protection of the Sikhs and gurdwaras in Andhra Pradesh, the SGPC chief said the shrine suffered huge damage at the hands of vandals who tried to put it on fire. The holy scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib also suffered damage in the attack. The mob didn’t even spare the sevadars.
He said the SGPC was in touch with the management of the gurdwara.