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Coalition of Sikh Gurdwaras Want 2 Jathedars Out

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    Coalition of Sikh Gurdwaras Wants 2 Jatahedars Out

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    Los Angeles: The Coalition of Gurdwaras of California, and watchdog group Sikhs for Preservation of Sikhism and Sikh Heritage have demanded that the Jathedars of Hazur Sahib and Patna Sahib who consider the entire Dasam Granth as composition of Guru Gobind Singh and give it a status parallel/equal to Guru Granth Sahib Ji are in clearviolation of panthic maryada and thus should not be invited to Sri Akal Takht.

    The forums representing Diaspora Sikhs condoled the death of Darshan Singh Lohara in police firing and condemned the activities of Ashutosh. They said Ashutosh landed in Punjab in 1980s from relative obscurity but has since enjoyed political backing and protection by the Indian establishment.

    They were apprehensive of the ruling Akalis, and said they were doing more harm to the cause of Sikhs. Members of the Coalition and the watchdog agency were also skeptical of the move by Akal Takht in which Prof. Darshan Singh Ragi, a spiritual leader was declared tankhaiya.

    Incidentally, the five clerics who acted against Prof. Darshan Singh also included three who have already made clear their stand that they were pro-Dasam Granth. Thus, the appearance turned into a charade due to political tug of war between the ruling Akali/BJP alliance and their opponent Congress party that supported Prof. Darshan Singh.


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    Only 2 jathedars?

    These 2 jathedars do not even come under the governance of the SGPC. Whatever they say or do has no effect on the panth as a whole. Professor Darshan was excommunicated last year by Patna Sahib and it hardly made a stir because it does not mater. The SGPC and Mr. Lamba control the 3 jathedars who ignored the process of Gurmatta apparently thinking it was not essential. But that is where i suppose the only political consensus could be found.
     

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