Controversial Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee Ultimatum To SGPC To Hold Meet On Nanakshahi Calendar


ATTARI: Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has issued an ultimatum to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to convene a congregation of Sikhs to take a final decision on the controversial Nanakshahi Calendar before the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das being celebrated in October.

If the SGPC fails to hold the meeting, the PSGPC would convene a Sikhs' congregation on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Nankana Sahib in November, said Sikh Jatha leaders, who arrived here after observing the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev on June 16 at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore.

President of Nankana Sahib Sikh Teerath Yatree Jatha Swaran Singh said acting and former presidents of PSGPC Sham Singh and Bishan Singh, respectively, had declared that SGPC should convene a congregation in India before the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das else the PSGPC would give a call to Sikh diaspora to converge at Nankana Sahib on the occasion.

"This time the NC issue was widely debated among locals, Indians and Sikhs based in other countries who had arrived to observe the Sikh religious day and wanted a permanent solution to it," said Swaran Singh.

Former president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Paramjit Singh Sarna, who also arrived here on Tuesday, said, "This time, there was immense gathering of Sikhs at Gurdwara Dera Sahib on the martyrdom anniversary, but everyone wanted to clear the confusion over NC."


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