Tag Archives: Sikh leaders

Showdown feared as SGPC staff moves to Haryana

Amritsar, Punjab: A majority of the members and employees of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) have moved from Amritsar to Haryana, fuelling fears of a possible showdown with the Sikh leadership of the neighbouring state over the contentious issue of a separate gurdwara committee. The SGPC headquarters in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar wore a near-deserted look here on ...

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Akal Takht move draws flak from various quarters

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht move to ex-communicate Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, HSGPC leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Deedar Singh Nalvi for “conspiring to divide the SGPC” has drawn flak from various Sikh leaders and intellectuals. Among the prominent faces who resented the move are SGPC member Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, the granddaughter of SGPC founder Master Tara Singh. She ...

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Takht excommunicates HSGPC architects Chattha, Nalvi, Jhinda

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht today excommunicated Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha and state Sikh leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalvi for “challenging the supremacy of Akal Takht by conspiring to divide the SGPC despite being repeatedly warned against it”. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, while reading out his edict from the rostrum of the Takht this afternoon, ...

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Jathedar issued Hukamnama from the Akal Takht, which was drafted and finalized by SAD’s core committee in Chandigarh

Amritsar, Punjab: Holding Mr. Badal fully responsible for the present mess within the Sikh community, the Dal Khalsa has termed the edict of the Akal Takht excommunicating the Sikh leaders of Haryana as unprincipled and declared it unacceptable to the community. Dal Khalsa head H S Dhami and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh in their strong reaction said the series of developments ...

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HSGPC issue: SGPC carries on with anti-Cong rhetoric

Amritsar, Punjab: A day after the Haryana assembly gave its consent to the formation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HSGPC), the Amritsarbased Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) continued with its anti-Hooda and anti-Congress tirade. On Saturday, it was the same old rhetoric from SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who accused the Congress of interfering in the religious affairs of ...

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