Stockton, California: Few years ago, there was a Hukamnama warning sangat to be aware of Ragi Darshan Singh’s blasphemy against Nitnem and Dasam Granth sahib. This message was sent by the then active Jathedar, Bhai Joginder Singh Vedanti and is available here. Even after being aware of the presence of the Hukamnama, many organizations, Gurdwara managements and self-made ex-freedom fighters ignored the message sent from Akal Takht and continued to invite the controversial Sikh preacher around the world. Many places attracted a huge opposition from common sangat.
Darshan Singh does kirtan and for that he gets paid. He is in this business for the past 5 decades and naturally it becomes the habit of a businessman to go where you get more money for your time and efforts. Darshan Singh is not alone in this field, there is always a big machinery working behind him in such controversial cases. Common people including Darshan’s supporters are not aware who is behind Darshan and what their motives are.
Take the recent example of “Kala Afghana,” there was so much uproar against him for writing books against the basic principles of Amrit sanchaar, Nitnem and Amritvela. The issue is not “How someone can write books when he has no qualifications and barely passed 8th grade.” But the issue is why are there so many supporters of him going against the basic foundation of Sikhi. Sangat realized the truth behind the face of Kala Afghana. He himself started acting a bit crazy, a typical trait of such uneducated person. This prompts his backstage bosses to remove him from the leadership chair.
Now that chair came to Ragi Darshan Singh but with the same motive to raise eyebrows on Amrit Saanchar by creating some doubts on Nitnem Bania (video). Whether it is Kala Afghana or Darshan Singh, their only motive is to kill the concept of “Becoming Amritdhari” and ridiculing the concept of “Respecting Sikh Scriptures/principles” in Sikhism. Tomorrow it will be a different person doing the same. This has been going on since our Guru Jee’s time.
Their actions remind us of Arya Samaj’s anti Sikh activities in 1875. That time Arya Samaj in Punjab was using the same derogatory language in reference to Sikh writings. Arya Samaj had also taken an increasingly active role in certain Sikh Gurdwaras, lecturing sangat against sikh scriptures and behaving in ways which would prove detrimental to the sikh faith. The only difference between Arya Samaj and current anti-sikh forces is that Arya Samaj was easily recognizable from their looks but today’s generation of Arya Samaj comes in the form of Kala Afghana, Darshan Singh and countless others. Who are these people or organizations who continue to support, invite and fund modern Arya Samajist Darshan Singh and others?
(To be continued)