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Governor assures Sikhs on security for Gurudwaras

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today assured a delegation of Sikhs that he will take up the matter of providing adequate security to Gurudwaras in the state, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Rao gave the assurance to a 20-member delegation of members of the Sikh community from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, who met him at Raj Bhavan under the aegis of Maharashtra Sikh Association.

The delegation presented a memorandum to the Governor expressing deep “anguish and concern” of the community spread across the world over the alleged desecration of the Holy Guru Granth Sahib by anti-social and communal elements in a village in Punjab and the subsequent killing of two Sikhs in Faridkhot, Punjab, who were protesting the incident.

The delegation also requested the Governor to tighten internal security in Maharashtra and to provide extra security to the Gurudwaras in the state, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

The Governor assured the delegation that he will take up the matter with the chief minister immediately.

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