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Desecration of the Guru by Our Own Institutions
Posted by: NiranjanSingh (IP Logged)
Date: April 18, 2008 09:43PM

Desecration of the Guru by Our Own Institutions
Thursday 17th of April 2008
Panthic Weekly News Bureau

Holy Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Ji stacked in a filthy corner of the complex

Click to View Photograph Galllery of Desecration

Sri Rakabganj Sahib, Delhi (KP) - Thirty years ago, thirteen GurSikhs laid down their lives in the city of Amritsar Sahib when the psuedo-Nirankari heretics began desecrating and insulting Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Sikh Nation considers Guru Granth Sahib Ji the living embodiment of the ten Gurus. Utmost respect and reverence is given to the sacred Saroops that contain the Holy Bani of our Gurus and Bhagats (saints). Three decades later, our very own institutions, are now the ones who are desecrating the Holy Saroops.

"Interestingly, the Prof. Darshan Singh & Missionary lobby is totally silent about the ongoing disrespect by Sarna and Company. Instead, they are busy criticising the Bani of Dasam Patshah, and internally promoting the likes of Chaman Lal and Hari Ratan Yukta."

Panthic Weekly was given photographic and video evidence by Sewadars of Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee (India) and the Shahbaaz Khalsa organization on the reckless beadbi that is occurring at the premises of “Gur Updesh Printers”, the official printing establishment of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) under Paramjit Sarna and company.

When the DSGMC found out this evidence was being collected, they quickly confiscated the equipment of the sevadars—but fortunately, other equipment was still in their possession with which they collected this evidence of violations.

Uncovered Guru Granth Sahib Ji stacked like bricks on the ground

Ironically, the DSGMC has a budget of over 1 Billion (100 crore) rupees to manage Delhi based Gurdwaras, Sikh schools, and colleges. The massive complex at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, besides the historic Gurdwara Sahib, contains the well known Lakhi Shah Vanjara Hall, DSGMC offices, and the publishing center known as Gur Updesh Printers.

Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is the sacred site where Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji’s body was cremated by Bhai Lakhi Shah Vanjara in 1675.

Due to mis-management and carelessness, this once serene and sparkling complex is now under the virtual control of the “siyaasi-masands’ of the DSGMC.

For the last several years, the committee has been outsourcing Gurdwara seva to non-Sikhs and migrant Biharis. Their presence is known from the never ending line of discarded tobacco-bettle nut packs littering the complex.

Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib complex littered with discarded tobacco pouches

Click to video of littered tobacco pouches at Gurdwara Complex

In 2005, PW published an article “Bihari migrants desecrate premises of Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib” [www.panthic.org] which was an expose done by Shahbaaz Khalsa that illustrated how the Gurdwara Sahib premises was being misused and desecrated by these Bihari migrants (often referred to as 'Bhaeeyas'). These migrants continue to carry and chew tobacco on the premises of the sacred complex.

Per Sikh Maryada (Code of Conduct), alcohol, tobacco, and similar paraphernalia are not to be brought in or consumed on any Gurdwara premises. These same migrants are also in charge of the Langar Halls and other key duties throughout the complex.

Disrespect of Saroops

When visitors at the complex come to get Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Ji, they are taken to a well kept hall with dozens and dozens of Saroops placed on Sukhasan platforms. Yet undercover footage of the same complex revealed that Bhayeeays strolled through the Sukhasan room without covering their heads. This is a major violation of Sikh Maryada.

Employees walk around with their heads uncovered in the Sukhasan Room for Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Visitors are further shocked to know that on one side, luxurious offices with marble floors, and expensive furniture are provided to Paramjit Sarna and his DSGMC staff, but behind the Sukhasan room, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s Saroops are being printed in sub-standard unkempt areas littered with rubbish and scrap.

When the sewadars of the Satkar Committee visited the printing areas, they were shocked to see so many uncovered Saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji stacked like bricks. Many of these Saroops were literally touching the ground, with just a thin rumala between them.

Although, there was the separate Sukhasan room in the complex, it was not being utilized for these Saroops, nor was it big enough to store all of these Saroops. The Satkar Committee sewadars spent several hours relocating some of the Saroops to the Sukhasam room, so they can be given proper respect, but only so many could be moved.

Stacks of Saroops Everywhere

As the sewadars moved throughout the complex, they saw more and more stacks everywhere, many left uncovered, and others carelessly covered by a single white bed sheet. The sewadars estimated over 300 Saroops in many of these giant stacks. There were dozens of these stacks throughout the hall.

Bhai Balbir Singh of the Satkar Committee estimated that all in all there were several thousand Saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji being stored in that shabby complex, all without proper maryada and respect.

One of the Satkar Committee sevadars exclaimed, “How can this go on in an organization whose budget is in the crores of rupees? If they can afford, luxurious offices for themselves, why can’t [they afford] the same for our King of Kings? Why is Guru Maharaj being kept in this condition? This is totally unexcusable!”

Hundereds of Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Ji stacked like bricks, dozens of such stacks were in the comple

Angs of Guru Granth Sahib tossed in Trash

Another shocking scene the sewadars encountered was that damaged or misprinted angs of Guru Granth Sahib were thrown into rubbish bins, along with normal paper waste. These Angs contained the sacred verses of Gurbani, yet they were being treated like trash.

The sewadars also saw one saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji that had been parkash on a dirty desk, there were no rumallas or chaur sahib for that open saroop. It was left unattended, with a paper inserted in it as a place holder. Again, another huge violation of Sikh Maryada.

Discarded Angs of Guru Granth Sahib Ji thrown into rubbish bins.

Another violations the sewadars noted was that complete single volume Saroops were being printer in Hindi and Urdu. Sri Akal Takht directive does not allow single volumes of Guru Granth Sahib to be printed in any langauge other than Gurmukhi - only Senchees are allowed.

Sewadars of the Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee and the Shahbaaz Khalsa recently held a press conference in which this photographic evidence was handed to the press and then submitted to Sri Akal Takht Sahib so that this beadbi (extreme disrespect) could be stopped as soon as possible. Sadly, neither the appointed Jathedar Vedanti nor the press has taken notice of these violations.

Both organizations have appealed to the Panth at large, that pressure should be put on appointed Jathedar Vedanti to take stern action against the DSGMC executives so that this beadbi in their complex can be stopped.
To the Sikh Nation there is nothing more sacred than our sacred Gurbani, it is the very form of our Guru. That is why even the paper and the ink it is written with is called blessed.

ਧੰਨੁ ਸੁ ਕਾਗਦੁ ਕਲਮ ਧੰਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਧਨੁ ਮਸੁ ॥
Blessed is the paper, blessed is the pen, blessed is the inkwell, and blessed is the ink.
ਧਨੁ ਲੇਖਾਰੀ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਲਿਖਾਇਆ ਸਚੁ ॥1॥
Blessed is the writer, O Nanak, who writes the True Name. ||1||

While there are those who will sacrifice everything for the respect and honor of this Sacred Holy Bani, there are many who will look the other way since it is much easier and fashionable in this day and age.

Historically, it was well known that Sikhs gained their power from the sacred Gurbani. It was so revered that Sikh kings such as Raja Ranjit Singh would always have Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth Sahib on thrones higher than them, generals would take both saroops on elephants into battle as commander-in-chief.

These very detractors of the Panth have attacked not only Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, but are also undermining the reverance and respect accorded to Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The 13 Shaheeds of '78 and others throughout history gave their lives to stop this very type of beadbi happening today. In the future, will there be any Sikhs left that stand up for their Guru's respect?


Re: Desecration of the Guru by Our Own Institutions
Posted by: Khalsaspirit (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2008 12:42PM

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh

Bhai Nirajan Singh jio,

ਦਰਦ ਉਠਦਾ ਹੈ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਬੇਅਦਬੀ ਵੇਖ ਕੇ। ਅੱਜ ਪੰਥ ਵੀ ਤਾਂਹੀਉ ਲੀਰੋ ਲੀਰ ਹੋਇਆ ਪਇਆ ਹੈ ਜਿਵੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਬਾਬੇ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਅੰਗ ਲੀਰੋ ਲੀਰ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਨੇ। ਅਂਜ ਸਾਡੇ ਗੁਰੂਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਸੰਗਮਰਮਰ ਲਗ ਗਏ ਨੇ ਏਅ ਸੀ ਲੱਗੇ ਗਏ ਨੇ ਪਰ ਸਾਡੇ ਮਨ ਅੱਜ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਰਧਾ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਕੱਚੇ ਅਤੇ ਤਨ ਵਿਕਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਅਗਨੀ ਵਿਚ ਸੜ ਰਹੇ ਨੇ। ਇਸ ਦੁਰਦਸ਼ਾ ਲਈ ਕਿਸ ਨੂੰ ਦੋਸ਼ੀ ਕਹੀਏ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਨੂੰ? ਗੁਰੂ ਪੰਥ ਨੂੰ? ਜਾਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪ ਨੂੰ? ਸਵੈ ਪੜਚੋਲ ਕੀਤਿਆਂ ਇਹ ਸੌ ਫੀਸਦੀ ਸਿੱਧ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਵਾਪਰ ਰਹੇ ਭਿਆਨਕ ਕਾਰੇ ਵਿਚ ਸਾਡਾ ਹੀ ਕਸੂਰ ਹੈ। ਸਰਬ ਕਲਾ ਸਮਰੱਥ ਧੰਨ ਧੰਨ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਪੂਰਨ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਅੱਜ ਸਾਡੇ ਵਿਚ ਨਹੀ ਰਿਹਾ। ਗੁਰੂਦੁਆਰੇ ਅੱਜ ਵਪਾਰ ਦੇ ਅੱਡੇ ਬਣਾ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਮਹੰਤਾ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਿਸਟਮ ਤੋ ਬਸ ਥੋੜਾ ਕੁ ਫਰਕ ਹੀ ਹੈ। ਇੱਥੇ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੰਤ ਸਰੂਪ ਬਾਬਾ ਅਤਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਕਹੀ ਹੋਈ ਗੱਲ ਯਾਦ ਆਉਦੀ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਅਸੀਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਤੋਂ ਸੁਣੀ ਜਾਂ ਪੜੀ ਹੈ। ਜਦੋ ਪੰਥ ਨੇ ਭਾਰੀ ਕੁਰਬਾਨੀਆ ਕਰਕੇ ਗੁਰੂਦੁਆਰੇ ਅਜ਼ਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦਾ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਬਣਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਇਹ ਉਨਾਂ ਆਖੀ ਕਿ ਮਹੰਤਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਤਾਂ ਕੌਮ ਨੇ ਅੱਜ ਗੁਰੂਦੁਆਰੇ ਅਜ਼ਾਦ ਕਰਵਾ ਲਏ ਨੇ ਪਰ ਜਿਸ ਦਿਨ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਮਹੰਤਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨ ਲੱਗ ਪਈ ਉਸ ਦਿਨ ਕੀ ਕਰੋਗੇ। ਅੱਜ ਬਿਲਕੁਲ ਉਹੋ ਹੀ ਕਾਰਾ ਵਰਤ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਪਰੋਂ ਤਰਾਸਦੀ ਇਹ ਕਿ ਉਨਾਂ ਵਰਗੇ ਜਾਂ ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਵਰਗੇ ਗੁਰਸਿਂਖਾ ਵਰਗਾ ਜੀਵਨ ਅੱਜ ਸਾਡਾ ਨਹੀ ਰਿਹਾ। ਸਾਡੀ ਤਾਂ ਸਮਝ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਹਰ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਇਹੋ ਜਿਹੇ ਮਸਲੇ ਨਜਿੱਠੇ ਜਾਣ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਅਜੇ ਇਕ ਤੋਂ ਵਿਹਲ ਨਹੀ ਹੁੰਦੀਂ ਦੂਜਾ ਉਸ ਤੋਂ ਵੀ ਵੱਧ ਗਭੀਰ ਮਸਲਾ ਖੜਾ ਹੋ ਜ਼ਾਦਾ ਹੈ। ਜੇ ਕਰ ਥੋੜੀ ਜਿਹੀ ਆਸ ਬੱਝਦੀ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਉਹ ਆਪ ਜੀਆ ਵਰਗੇ ਸੁਹਿਰਦ ਗੁਰਸਿੱਖਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਹੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਅਜੇ ਕਣੀ ਹੈ। ਹਾਲਾਂ ਕਿ ਉਪਰਲਾ ਵਿਰਤਾਂਤ ਡੀ ਜੀ ਪੀ ਸੀ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਫਿਰ ਵੀ ਇਸਤਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਕਾਰੇ ਰੋਕਣ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀ ਧਰਤੀ ਤੋਂ ਹੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ। ਐਸ ਜੀ ਪੀ ਸੀ ਵਲੌਂ ਹੀ ਪ੍ਰਿਟਿੰਗ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਉਪਰਾਲਾ ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਕੁਝ ਇਸਤਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਬੇਅਦਬੀ ਨੂੰ ਠੱਲ ਪਾ ਸਕੇ। ਇਕ ਹੋਰ ਭਲੀ ਕਰਨੀ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਐਸ ਜੀ ਪੀ ਸੀ ਨੇ ਬਣਾਈ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਬਹੁਤੀ ਸੰਗਤ ਦੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਵਿਚ ਨਹੀ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਇਸਤਰਾਂ ਹੈ।

SGPC protocol to Get Guru Sahib's Saroop:

This is what we what we were told long time ago while volunteering closly with highest sevadaars of SGPC.
Any Sikh who lives in a village or town of PANJAB and decided to do Guru Sahib jee seva at home or even at any newly built Gurudwara Sahib facility then to get the Guru Sahib's Saroop you have to contact your area's SGPC member. He will listen to your request and with his schedule he will visit the location to find the proper conditions for Guru Sahib such as parkash asthan, Sukhasan sthan and other appropriate conditions. After he approves the place he will ask you for five Amritdhari Singhs with suitable vehicle for transportation. Then he will issue his/her letter head of approval saying something like he visited the place and found it is appropriate for Guru Sahib things. Which you bring to the SGPC head office in sri Amritsar and they will provide the Saroop according to Supply or better to contact in advance to see the availability before leaving to Sri Amritsar Sahib.

We believe if this protocol is implemented strongly and made everyone aware thru media then it is very good approach towards maintaining the respect. Unfortunately at large not many know about this because of lack of implementation. So, we should find out really what this protocol is from SGPC head office and loudly advocate these kind of approaches as much as possible to avoid the disrespect. If possible we should volunteer for Gurudwara sewa and let the others aware about the basic respect for Guru Sahib. There are many who have no knowledge about the respect they listen and also act but if ego (which is at large) is the case in Gurudwara Committees then let the Guru Sahib handle because for that there is no easy solution. We all know disrespect problem is there but to resolve it is the biggest challenge. In our opinion it is very difficult at the moment to completely stop this however, small steps can be taken. For example some Gursikhs about 2 years ago started Guru Granth Sahib Seva Mission in Panjab to go to every places where Guru Sahib’s parkash is done to see proper Maryada if followed or not.

Still we think the SGPC has the vital role for this purpose which can not be ignored so no matter what we do at small scale that did not go beyond some time due to certain problems like funding, long time interest and etc so the coordination with them is very important. We know that there is a big politics going on within these institutions but that is where we have to use our intelligence to get the work done because the way SGPC can handle this has huge impact. For example: their ordinance to do parkash of Lareevaar Saroop in all historical Gurudwaras had big influence over many Gurudwaras rather than just single person or group handled. We have no hesitation to say that every Sikh should volunteer with SGPC for some time even if we do not want to be a member of SGPC. We are saying this because these were the Gurudwaras for which our ancestors fought now this duty is on shoulders of current and coming generation to keep up that work. We are very certain that if each individual take his/her responsibility about this very serious issue Guru sahib will surely help a lot. This year is the tercentennial year of Guru Sahib let’s make our goal that with in this year along with reading and acceptance of Gurbani we will contribute to stop such disrespect with love, piece and respectfully dealing with those ignorants. One more thing we have noticed that today’s youth handle this issue so blatantly that the problem solvers became the problem for other like minded. One other manmat they followed is the way of Zindabad Murdabad which we think is completely manmat. We should learn from Bhai Fauja Singh and his companions. When Bhai Sahib and his Jatha went to stop the beadbi of Guru Sahib none of the Singh of Jatha used none of such words because they are not in accordance to Gurmat principle. We are strong opponent of these slogans because manmat slogans were introduced in Panth by so called our political leaders with in last 60-70 years and with these slogans we achieved nothing but lost a Lot, WE MEAN A LOT and if we continued on same panth the more destruction (khuarri) is on the way. Rest Guru Sahib knows what they want.

While writing above if we wrote any thing which hurts to some one and not in accordance to Gurmat then we beg for Khima.

Guru Mehar Karay

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh


Re: Desecration of the Guru by Our Own Institutions
Posted by: Harinder Singh (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2008 07:20PM

the biggest sin is to attack Gurbani. No other sin equals to this. People who do such things, i feel they shud be given the most serious punishment ever given in the history of mankind.
People who do such things have no conscience and in reality have died, punishing them will only benefit them.
ih bhi daat teri daataaar.
what a play!


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