Parliament passes Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Parliament of India has passed a bill to amend a 91-year-old law to exclude Sahajdharis from voting in the elections to Sikh religious bodies, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the community ahead of assembly elections in Punjab next year.

The amendment bill removes exception given to Sahjdhari Sikhs in 1944 to vote in the elections to members of the Board and the Committees constituted under the parent Act. It will disentitle Sahjdhari Sikhs, who shave their beard or hair, from casting their votes in elections to the Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC).

The notification was issued in exercise of the powers conferred by the Parliament under section 72 of the Punjab Re-organisation Act, 1966. The new amendment bill will come into force retrospectively from 8th October 2003.

So let’s do:
1.
Expand the terms SGPC ?
2. Recently parliament has passed the bill related to Sikh community to remove what ?


Source – The Hindu


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