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India Akal Takht to Stand By Sikh High Priest who has NBW

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  1. spnadmin

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    admin note: We have to find more about this story. It is too sketchy, yet seems to be ongoing for some time.

    Amritsar, July 21 (PTI) Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh today said the Sikh high priests would stand by the Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo) against whom a court in Haryana has issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) in a case relating of allegedly hurting of religious sentiments. The Akal Takht Jathedar in a statement and later talking to PTI said that Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib Balwant Singh Nandgarh would not appear in the court "as no serving Sikh priest has appeared in any court". A court at Tohana in Fatehabad district of Haryana had recently issued NBW against the Jathedar of Nandgarh on the complaint of a follower of Sirsa based Dera Sacha Sauda alleging he hurt the religious sentiments by some comments made some time ago.

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    I have only this background story

    Haryana court issues warrants against Sikh Jathedar, Akal Takht warns against arrest

    AMRITSAR: A court in Haryana has issued non-bailable warrants against Jatehdar of Takht Damdama Sahib Balwant Singh Nandgarh. Takht Damdama falls in Talwandi Sabo town of Bathinda district in Punjab. So far no Sikh Jathedar had ever appeared before any court of law in his official capacity.

    Jatehdar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh talking to Punjabnewsline.com here today said, “Nandgarh would never appear in the court law in the capacity of Jatehdar Takht Damdama Sahib. Since, so far, no serving Jatehdar ever appeared in any of the worldly court. Moreover, no worldly court is above Akal Takht the highest Sikh Temporal Seat”.

    Adding further, Gyani Gurbachan Singh said, “If Haryana police comes at Takht Talwandi Sabo, in such circumstances, the entire Sikh community would stand by Nandgarh at the time of arrest. It is not as easy as Haryana police thinks”.

    Gyani Gurbachan Singh said that a complaint against Jatehdar Nandgarh was filed in the State of Haryana by one of the follower of Dera Sacha Sauda Sect falsely with the allegation that sentiments of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda Sect were hurt during religious discourse of Nandgarh.

    Gyani Gurbachan Singh extending support to Nandgarh, said that he had never uttered anything wrong but whatever he had said was right as per the Sikh religious rituals and community always stands with him.


    This is not first time wherein such situation occurred for the Sikh Community as well for Jatehdar Akal Takht, as earlier in 1980 Jathedar Akal Takht Amritsar Gurdial Singh Ajnoha was summoned in the court but he didn’t appeared in the court of law keeping in view the respect of highest Sikh temporal seat, and at last complainant himself had withdrawn his complaint and case was dismissed.

    Second time, once Bhai Ranjit Singh Jatehdar of Akal Takht was also asked to appear in the court when he had come out from bars after spending 14 years for assassinating the chief of Narnkari Sect Baba Gurbachan Singh, but when final Session Court verdict was pronounced, he was asked to face eight months more jail, but Bhai Ranjit Singh had out rightly rejected the court order by saying he would neither appear in the court nor surrender to go jail. Then Chief minister of Punjab himself Parkash Singh Badal, alongwith other Akali stalwarts including Surjit Singh Barnala, then SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Torha met the then Prime minister I.K. Gujral who took up the case before president whereupon his rest of the sentence was condoned. Ranjit Singh on April 24, 1980, had shot dead the then head of the Mission Baba Gurbachan Singh.

    Third time, Gyani Kewal Singh Jatehdar of Takht Damdama Sahib Predecessor of Nandgarh was booked in murder case of her daughter-in-law was also slapped murder case and asked to appear in the court. At That time Kewal Singh appeared in the court and faced trial in the court but after tendering his resignation from post of Jatehdar. But later he was acquitted by the court of law.

    http://www.punjabnewsline.com/conte...athedar-akal-takht-warns-against-arrest/32362
     
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    This is not first time wherein such situation occurred for the Sikh Community as well for Jatehdar Akal Takht, as earlier in 1980 Jathedar Akal Takht Amritsar Gurdial Singh Ajnoha was summoned in the court but he didn’t appeared in the court of law keeping in view the respect of highest Sikh temporal seat, and at last complainant himself had withdrawn his complaint and case was dismissed.............

    THIS CASE WAS PRESIDED OVER BY A sikh judge...THE COMPLAINNAT WAS A sikh AS WELL. when the Defense lawyer tried to tell the Judge to dismiss the case as his client beingh head of hiherst temporal body of Sikhs would be humilaited by attending..the Judge asked WHY commit a crime then ?? In nay case the Complainant is also a SIKH..why not talk to him instead and satisfy him and then he may withdraw the case...That man was a Congress Sikh and he was duly persuaded to withdraw his complaint as it would harm sikh interests..and he agreed.

    Present case..the Judge is Hindu..the complaint is by dera sauda...no chance of any such withdrawls......so ???
     
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