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RSS article has Sikh bodies fuming

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  1. spnadmin

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    RSS article has Sikh bodies fuming

    http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/ArticleImage.aspx?article=24_01_2010_002_009&mode=1

    An "objectionable" article about Sikh ethos posted on the official website of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has raised hackles.

    Taking note, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has warned the RSS off Sikh affairs.


    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Dal Khalsa and Sikh Panthic Council have condemned the "derogatory" remarks.
    Ramakant Tiwari, a known Sangh preacher, posted the comments on the website www.sanghparivar. org after a visit to Harmandar Sahib.


    The article terms Harmandar Sahib a "Shivalya" and Tiwari then goes on to ridicule the concept of distinct identity of Sikhs.

    "Your roots are in Hinduism.

    Your holy hymns are all about Ram, Govinda and Shiva. Then, how could you think of surviving or flourishing without Hindus?" it reads.


    Tiwari, while terming onion and garlic as "impure" foods, raises objections to their use in the `langar' (community kitchen) served at Harmandar Sahib.


    In a more scathing attack on the Sikh Museum on the precincts of Harmandar Sahib, Tiwari's comment raises objections to venerating Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassins Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, who are described as "martyrs".


    SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar has demanded that the article be removed and the RSS tender an apology. Manjit Singh Calcutta has demanded that the Akali Dal make known its stand. "Political opportunism is forcing SAD to keep mum," he jibed.
     
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    This article could be hilarious if the background to it were not so serious.

    Why is Akal Takht outraged and surprised? All the events of the last month have spelled to RSS the following Y O U H A V E O U R B A C K I N G! Do we need to cull through recent threads at SPN to show that this is true?

    The Jewish people have a saying that explains a lot: First you kill your parents. Then you complain that you are an orphan. That is hutzpah! That is over-weening pride!

    Forgive me for being so blunt.
     
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    If Onion and Garlic are impure foods then im certainly going to hell.
     
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    Medical science proclaims many benefits for garlic. And folk medicine has extolled garlic likewise.

    So if you are going to hell, it is with a healthy heart and clean intestines.
     
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