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Sikh organizations blame Akali Dal f or Jathedar crisis
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Date: March 09, 2008 07:55PM

Conclave blames SAD for Panthic crisis
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 9
Representatives of various Sikh organisations at a conclave, jointly organised by the Dal Khalsa and the Khalsa Action Committee, here today expressed unanimity that ignoring merit while appointing Sikh high priests of various Takhts had created a crisis of sorts in the Panth. They held the ruling Akali Dal and the SGPC responsible for the present Panthic crisis which was a result of “arbitrary” decisions taken by the Sikh clergy who frequently succumb to the pressure of political leaders at the helm of affairs.

Sikh intellectuals, representing various Sikh bodies like the Khalsa Panchayat, Chief Khalsa Diwan, Damdami Taksal, Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Delhi Sikh Management Committee, AISSF (Pir Mohammad) and Akal Federation; besides certain SGPC members and certain former Jathedars, alleged that the Sikh high priests had failed to come up to the aspirations of the Sikh Panth.

They said the ruling Akali Dal had been appointing Jathedars from “circuit house” etc, thereby denigrating the institution of Akal Takht.

The debate was initiated by veteran SGPC member Manjit Singh Calcutta, who said it was unfortunate that the authority of the Sikh high priests was being questioned. Hence, it was the need of the hour to take corrective measures to restore the glory of Akal Takht.

Senior advocate of the Supreme Court H.S. Phulka suggested that a supreme Sikh council be formed, comprising representatives from various Sikh bodies of the world so that Panthic decisions could be taken in the most democratic way. Chief Khalsa Diwan’s secretary Bhag Singh Ankhi,said it was unfortunate that some so-called Sikh intellectuals had been creating division in the Sikh community.

Bhai Mohkam Singh, spokesman for Damdami Taksal, former Jathedar of Damdama Sahib, Giani Kewal Singh, former Granthi of the Golden Temple, Bhai Jagtar Singh Yajak, Dr Gursharnjit Singh and Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, Chief Damdami Taksal, criticised certain Jathedars for having failed to come up to the expectations of the Sikh community. They said the present Panthic crisis was the result of the appointment of “ineligible” persons as Jathedars.

 



Re: Sikh organizations blame Akali Dal f or Jathedar crisis
Posted by: guroo guroo jap (IP Logged)
Date: March 09, 2008 10:44PM

finally, someone tries to rectify this problem. Let's hope this goes somewhere.

 



Re: Sikh organizations blame Akali Dal f or Jathedar crisis
Posted by: Harinder Singh (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2008 03:00AM

ufff....... i personally feel parkash badal and sukhbir badal are the WORST PEOPLE on this planet, they are even worse than tytler, sajjan and bush.

 





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