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UK Sikh Council meets Akal Takht Jathedar

Amritsar, Punjab: Members of the UK Sikh Council on Saturday met Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on issues concerning “rehyat maryada” (traditions and tenets) to be followed in gurdwaras.

In the meeting at the SGPC headquarters here, committee’s secretary Roop Singh and council officials Balwinder Kaur and Gurmail Singh participated. The council gave feedback to the jathedar about problems in implementing the Akal Takht “rehyat maryada” rules abroad. It, however, agreed to get it implemented in all Sikh shrines in the west.

The council put up before the Takht many other religious issues that Sikhs faced in the western countries. Most of the problems are related to the management of shrines. The Akal Takht jathedar agreed to raise some of the issues with Singh Sahibs (high priests) and convey their decision to the council.

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