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SGPC Executive rejects ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ decisions

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, on Friday rejected all the decisions announced at November 10 congregation called by Sikh hardliners, which included removal of three head priests. The Executive Committee of the SGPC today unanimously rejected all the decisions taken by ‘Sarbat Khalsa’. The meeting was chaired by senior vice-president... 

Sikh hardliners taken into custody

Chandigarh: The leaders of some Sikh outfits and hardline groups were taken into preventive custody early on Wednesday in anticipation of breach of peace after a call that the newly-appointed jathedars would address the community from the Akal Takht. Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann and United Akali Dal leader Bhai Mokham Singh, the key organisers of yesterday’s ‘Sarbat... 

Hardliners declare KPS Gill, Gen Brar ‘Tankhaiya’; Gill term them ‘bunch of thugs’

Amritsar: The Sarbat Khalsa – a congregation of several hardliner Sikh organisations, passed a resolution declaring Lieutenant General KS Brar (retd), Operation Bluestar commander, and former Director General of Police KPS Gill “tankhaiya” (guilty of religious conduct) and directed them to appear before Akal Takht on November 30. Unfazed at being declared a “tankhaiya” Gill termed the Sarbat... 

“I signed the apology letter supplied to me from Amritsar, then why Akal Takhat took u-turn?”

Sushil Manav: Sirsa: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has said that it is perhaps for the first time that Akal Takht has withdrawn its edict. Addressing the media here today, the dera chief said he was not able to understand the reason behind the withdrawal of pardon granted to him. “I have always maintained that I respect all religions. I had signed the apology letter as per the text sent... 

Akal Takht Revokes Pardon Granted to Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim

AMRITSAR:  Amid pressure from the Sikh community and hardliners, the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, today withdrew its edict pardoning Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh in a 2007 blasphemy case. At a special meeting held at the Akal Takht, the Sikh clergy headed by Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh decided to revoke its earlier edict issued on September 24 in which... 

Capt blames Badal for eroding the Akal Takht authority

Chandigarh: While the Congress has chosen to avoid commenting on the Akal Takht pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, party’s deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the “unease and unrest” among a section of the Sikh community and open defiance of a recent Akal Takht ‘hukumnama’ (edict). “With due deference and reverence... 

Akal Takht pardons Sacha Sauda chief, angers Sikhs

Perneet Singh: Amritsar: The Sikh clergy today pardoned Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for his alleged blasphemous act of presenting himself in an attire similar to that of Guru Gobind Singh in 2007. The decision, taken during a meeting by the Akal Takht following a clarification from the sect chief, has angered a section of Sikhs. The agenda of the meeting was kept confidential as... 

SYP holds pro-turban, anti-drugs march

Amritsar: While observing the Parkash Purab of Guru Gobind Singh, Dal Khalsa’s youth wing Sikh Youth of Punjab along with Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawale today organized a march in the city to create awareness on respect for turban, drug abuse and issue of Sikh detainees who are not being released even after completion of their jail sentence. Led by SYP head Paramjit Singh Tanda, the activists... 

No need to revert back to Bikrami Calendar: Dal Khalsa

Hoshiarpur: The Dal Khalsa has decided to present a memo to Jathedar of the Akal Takht on Jan 1 urging him to implement the original Nanakshahi calendar and reject the demand of Sant Samaj and Nanaksar Samparda for reverting to Bikrami. Notably, the meet of the Sikh high priests to discuss the calendar row is scheduled for Jan 2 at Akal Takht.  Announcing the programme, party spokesperson Kanwar... 

Akal Takht orders to cancel Amritsar, Karnal Panthic conventions

JPJI BUREAU: Amritsar: In a significant development the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Saturday ordained to cancel the parallel Sikh Panthic conventions at Amritsar and Karnal. On confrontational path over the issue of separate Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee HSGPC, the Shiromani Akali Dal SAD and Haryana Sikhs had decided to hold parallel Panthic conferences at Amritsar and... 

SGPC/SAD rely on centre to stall Haryana-SGPC

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, the apex religious body of Sikhs, today strongly condemned Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for announcing a separate SGPC for his state and said the move was Congress’ “nefarious design to weaken” the community. Reacting to Hooda announcing a separate panel to manage the affairs of Gurudwaras in Haryana, which are presently... 

SGPC withdraws order banning ‘Kirpan’ at Akal Takht

Amritsar: A day after ordering ban on carrying full-size sword at Akal Takht on the occasion of Operation Bluestar anniversary every year, SGPC withdrew the ‘anti-Sikh’ decision and clarified that that it had not imposed a ban on carrying ‘kirpan’ at Akal Takht during the Operation Bluestar anniversary commemorations. The clarification comes a day after reports in a section of the media that... 

Video showing clash of Sikhs at Golden Temple, Amritsar

Amritsar: On the occasion of 30th anniversary of operation Bluestar,  Sikhs fought at the temporal seat of Akal Takht in the premises of Golden Temple Amritsar. While indulging to fight the groups led by Simranjit Singh Mann and SGPC Task Force, in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib, hooligans cared a little about the Maryada. Please click the link below to see the video.  Read More →