Gurdwara row: Sikh bodies challenge edict

Abohar, Rajasthan: The “trustees” of Gurdwara Buddha Johad (Raisinghnagar), who were sacked by Akal Takht today, held a meeting of Sikh organisations at a gurdwara in Sriganganagar. They challenged the edict against the Trust and asserted it was not applicable in Rajasthan since the Trusts in the state were affiliated with Rajasthan Dev Sansthan Board.

Taking exception to the way they were forced out of historic gurdwara Buddha Johad, the outgoing trustees submitted a memorandum to the district police chief. They sought legal action against the “erring” persons. They threatened to launch an agitation in the near future.

Akal Takht had constituted a 15-member ad hoc committee to manage the gurdwara. At a meeting held on November 17, the Takht authorised Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh and Jathedar Mal Singh of Keshgarh to announce the members of the ad hoc committee at the gurdwara. The panel members yesterday took charge of the gurdwara.

The matter at hand

  • Akal Takht had constituted a 15-member ad hoc committee to manage the gurdwara
  • The panel members took charge of the gurdwara yesterday.

Source: The Tribune

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