Akal Takht head Gurbachan Singh asks Sikh community to keep distance from RSS event

By: |
Amritsar | Published: October 24, 2017 8:37:50 PM

The Akal Takht -- the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs -- has asked the community not to extend support to an RSS event to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in New Delhi on October 25.

Akal Takht, RSS event, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Sikh community, keep distance from RSS event, stay away from Sikh cpommunityThe Akal Takht — the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs has asked the community not to extend support to an RSS event to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in New Delhi on October 25. (Image: PTI)

The Akal Takht — the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs — has asked the community not to extend support to an RSS event to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in New Delhi on October 25. The event being organised by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Delhi could never be supported, Akal Takht head Gurbachan Singh said in a statement issued here today. He cited an edict issued in 2004 by the then Akal Takht head and said the Sikhs would never extend support to an outfit which tries to interfere in the internal affairs of the community. The RSS is organizing the event “with a motive to create mess and nothing else”, he said.

He said the Sikh community has a separate identity and it has “never interfered in any religion and would never allow any religion or outfit to meddle in its religious matters”. The Akal Takht has never announced to extend support to RSS events and would never do so in the future, Singh said. Meanwhile, radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa’s spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh community members against the RSS, saying it wanted to penetrate “the rank and file” of the community.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1MGP should first pull out its ministers from Goa cabinet, says Shiv Sena
2US, other countries must do their part to save world, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
3US looks forward to completing Sea Guardian deal with India, says official