The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Punjab Takht takes serious view of anand karaj violation Varinder Walia Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 The Akal Takht, Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has taken serious view of the violation of ‘anand karaj’ maryada by some Sikh missionaries at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, New Delhi, some days ago. Talking to TNS here today, Mr Prithipal Singh Sandhu, personal assistant to Jathedar Vedanti, said notices were being issued to the missionaries who had arranged a wedding at the DSGMC-controlled gurdwara in violation of the traditional maryada of anand karaj. He appreciated the action taken by DSGMC chief, Harwinder Singh Sarna who blacklisted the “missionaries”, apart from suspending the granthi . Taking moral responsibility, Mr Tarsem Singh, Chairman, Dharam Parchar Committee of the DSGMC, had resigned. As per convention, the groom walks ahead of the bride and circumambulates Guru Granth Sahib amid recitation of hymns. However, in this case two circumambulations were taken in the traditional way but the bride walked ahead of the groom in the remaining two. This led to chaos and the wedding party was divided into two groups. The DSGMC had constituted a three-member committee to probe the matter within seven days. It is learnt that Akal Takht may summon missionaries Vir Bhupinder Singh (USA), Granthi Jai Kishan Singh and Mr Surjit Singh of the Gurmat Parchar Sabha.