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Khalsa Panchayat blasts SGPC on affidavit

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    Khalsa Panchayat blasts SGPC on affidavit
    Rejects concept of Sehajdhari altogether, blames Akali-RSS ties
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    CHANDIGARH: Reacting to the SGPC's affidavit submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat has said it vehemently rejects the conspiratorial attempt to undermine the identity of the Sikhs by submitting "a totally untenable affidavit regarding the definition of Sehajdhari Sikh".


    The Panchayat leadership, in a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday, said the affidavit "has opened the back-door entry for all non-sikhs to pose as Sehajdhari and enjoy the fruits of minority community in SGPC run institutes and all other places."


    It also pointed a needle towards those experts who have "chosen to remain silent after doing the damage."


    "Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat is convinced that this has been done by the Shiromani Akali Dal Badal led SGPC under the direct interference of the right-wing partners of the Badal led –the Bharatiya Janta Party and the sinister influence of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh," Panchayat leader Rajinder Singh said.


    He said it was a sad commentary that the defense lawyer of the SGPC in this case, who is leading the proceedings, himself does not happen to fulfill the prerequisites of the definition of a Sikh as per Rehat Maryada.



    "It is very difficult to assess fom the atitude of the defense lawyer whether he is speaking for or against the Sikh cause and community," he said.


    Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat said it will not allow this mischief to be taken to a conclusion as designed and desired by the SGPC. "We will take all possible legal and political steps to undo the damage that has been done by the affidavit. In consultation with our lawyers, we will soon join issue in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by filing an amicus curie petition," he said.


    He said the SGPC must "immediately withdraw the affidavit" and those members who formed the expert panel should resign from their primary membership for their incompetence and cowardly buckling under the pressure of the SGPC president.



    The Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat said it was convinced that "the solution to this muddle which keeps bothering the Sikhs, particularly at the time of the SGPC elections, is to annul the very concept of Sehajdhari. "This concept had some historical justification in the past, but is no longer relevant. The call of Sikhism is clear and unmistakable –you are either a Sikh or you are not. There is no middle path," Rajinder Singh said.
     
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    Guru Amar Das has rightly said

    ਹੁਕਮੁ ਭੀ ਤਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਾ ਮਨਾਇਸੀ ਜਿਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਕਉ ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇਇ
    ਹੁਕਮੁ ਮੰਨਿ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇਆ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਸੁਹਾਗਣਿ ਹੋਇ॥੧॥੫੧੦
    Only those who receive Divine grace carry out Hukam;
    The fortunate ones obey Hukam and receive the Master’s love and be happy (SGGS, p 510)
    Best regards Sahni
     
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    Yes SGPC "Blundered" deliberately. It appeared as if the petitioners and the defendants were on the same side. The judges humorously suggested it too! Fortunately the judges who were both Hindu and Sikhs were better informed than SGPC advocate and there was also a spirited intervention by DSGMC. Moreover there had to be a clear cut definition of a Sikh for the Government to its business. All these considerations defeated SGPCs nefarious plan.
     
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    harbansj ji

    I cannot remember the specific name of the case, but recently there was a case about tweezing eyebrows. A young woman petitioned the court to reverse a university decision that she could not attend this "Sikh" university because she tweezed and threfore did not keep kesh. Someone can help with the details. But she petitioned the court and she lost. In that case the government's solicitor, a Hindu, presented the more convincing and better organized brief to the court. The panel of judges ruled in what was to provide a landmark decision defining "kesh" as a signature attribute of a Sikh that the young woman could not prevail. So this is not the first time that we see a judge rolling his eyes. Thanks for the post.
     
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    The case was Gurleen kaur vs State of Punjab

    http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/sikh-youth/25565-judgment-gurleen-kaur-v-state-punjab.html

    She was not stopped from attending University but she was Denied a college seat in Quota Reserved for sikhs
     
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    kanwardeep ji

    Ever so many thanks for the information and the link. You are a prince for finding that out and posting it so quickly.
     
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