Visitor:  2867765 Date:  , Nankana Sahib Time :

SGPC: Certain Indian Businesses Enjoy GST Exemption But Not Darbar Sahib Langar

Prof. Kirpan Singh Badungar, SGPC President, has slammed the Union government of India for imposing GST on Langar of Sikh shrines. Speaking with Sikh24, Prof. Badungar said the Indian government has imposed GST on langar despite being aware of the fact that devotees are served food free of cost. He has said that the SGPC had been condemning the move from very first day and will keep on doing so.

Taking on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar said that it was very unfortunate that the Finance Minister provided relaxation to a certain category of businesses on their request but did not accept the request of SGPC to waive off GST on Langar of Sikh shrines.

Prof. Badungar said that he will once again appeal the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by writing a letter to waive off GST on Langar of Sikh shrines.

Featured Columns

History, heritage and hope — a British Sikh who saw Pakistan not just as a pilgrim but also as a traveler

I visited Karachi and Lahore in 1991 for a business tour but never had an opportunity to appreciate...

Pakistan: A Second Home to the Sikh Community

Life is a strange collection of contradictions; joys and sorrows; success and failure; blames and appreciations. On one hand the world around...

85% farm labourers in Punjab under debt, paying up to 60% interest: Survey

Nearly 85% of agricultural labourers’ families in various parts of Punjab are under debt...

Meet the teens keeping Sikh-Muslim friendship alive

When you see Harpal Singh and Yasir Ali walking with their arms around each other’s shoulders at....