SGPC Head Avtar Singh Makkar said there will be no fireworks or lighting of lamps at Sri Harmandar Sahib this Diwali. When questioned on Diwali being a “Black Diwali” he said there won’t be any ‘Black Diwali’.

The decision was made after consultation with the Akal Takht’s ‘Panj Piyare’ who were earlier suspended by Makkar. Sikh groups have called for a “Black Diwali” to protest against the current conditions in Punjab.

Sikhs worldwide have passed resolutions calling for re-elections of the SGPC as the current members no longer represent Sikh interests.

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