Dal Khalsa for consensus on new Takht Keshgarh Sahib chief

Amritsar, Punjab: Dal Khalsa has urged the SGPC to take Panthic institutions and organisations into confidence before finalising a name for the Jathedar of Takht Keshgarh Sahib. In a letter to SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said a capable and deserving person must be anointed to the post and that there was a need to build a consensus on the issue.

Kanwar Pal said the SGPC had “wrongly presumed that it was the sole representative of the Sikh Panth”. The Panth comprised all Sikh institutions, organisations and bodies, be it political, social or religious, and irrespective of their ideological leanings, he said.

He reminded the SGPC president that there had been a demand time and again for the SGPC to lay down procedures for appointment of Takht chiefs.

Source: The Tribune

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