NEW DELHI: No indication was available here on Monday that the center would change its present approach towards the security of the Golden Temple complex despite latest moves by the Shiromai Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC),

Reacting to the SGPC’s demand for the withdrawal of the security personnel from the Golden Temple complex, a Home Ministry spokesman reiterated the Government’s earlier stand.

The spokesman said the SGPC should inspire the confidence of the Government that no militant or under desirable elements would be allowed inside the complex. The SGPC should give an undertaking of this effect, he remarked, adding that this was necessary given the “past conduct” of the SGPC.

Article extracted from this publication >> November 4, 1988