Question - In Sikhi men and women are seen as equal correct? Then why are there some who think that women can not do Akhand Paath seva? More specifically I am talking about Damdami Taksal. I was in a debate recently with someone who said that women are not to do Akhand Paath or even sit in front of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and read to Sangat. Or be involved in preparation of amrit, or act as Panj Pyare... If women and men are absolute equals and there is nothing in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji that says men are to be superior to women, or that there are restrictions to be placed on women that are not placed on men... where do their thoughts come from? I thought Sikhi rejected any such things like ritual or superstition - including superstition regarding women status or inferiority? So how does Damdami Taksal explain their thoughts on women being subordinate and not having same rights as men??