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Sikh clergy can’t summon Sidhu, say scholars

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the demand that Akal Takht should initiate action against former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for alleged distortion of “gurbani” is gaining ground, most of the Sikh intellectuals say a “patit” (apostate) Sikh could not even be summoned by Akal Takht as it was against Sikh “rehat maryada” (code of conduct). Former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder ...

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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 ...

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Confusion ends, Gurpurb on Dec 28, says Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht today announced that Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary (Gurpurb) will be celebrated on December 28 as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar. Earlier, the Sikh clergy had decided to celebrate Gurpurb on January 7. “We have received a number of e-mails, saying preparations for celebrating the event on December 28 had already been made,” he said, clarifying that ...

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Radicals form new Akali party

Amritsar, Punjab: Radical elements in the Sikh Panth, opposed to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), have joined hands to form yet another Akali party — the United Akali Dal (UAD). The formal declaration of the formation of the UAD was made here on Saturday following a convention of the United Sikh Movement, a socio-religious group that had been in existence ...

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‘Sikhs are duty-bound to ensure decrees not violated’

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht made it clear that all Sikhs were duty bound to ensure that all ‘ hukamnamas’ (decrees or edicts), ‘ hukams’ (directives) and ‘ sandeshs’ (messages) were implemented and adhered to in letter and spirit and violations do not take place. This clarification was issued after Amrik Singh Ajnala, a local panthic leader and member of a ...

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