BREAKING: 40 Sikhs Convert to Christianity in a Tarn Taran District Village

Gurdwara Baba Bir Singh in village Dhotian, district Tarn Taran

AMRITSAR SAHIB—According to sources, today at approximately 3:30pm (India time), 40 Sikhs have converted to Christianity in the village Dhotian (ਢੌਟੀਆਂ) in district Tarn Taran. There are 31 Gurdwaras in the village and one historical shrine, Gurdwara Raja Ram in memory of Baba Bir Singh Naurangabad. Langar is served in the village’s large Gurdwara, but the Mahzbi Sikhs, or so-called “low castes,” are refused entry—contrary to the tenants of the Sikh faith.

Baba Jagtar Singh, Kar Sewa Wale

For the past few years, Baba Jagtar Singh of Tarn Taran Sahib has been doing ‘Kar Sewa’ (construction service). They have demolished the historical Gurdwara and rebuilt it in the name of sewa. Millions of rupees have been spent on the construction of a Gate and Langar Hall in which the so-called low castes are not allowed entry. Baba Jagtar Singh and the rest of his sewadars (volunteers) have been witnessed talking down to the so-called low caste Sikhs.

This was the first missionary tour by the Christians in the village, which has led to 40 conversions of Sikhs who originate from the so-called low caste backgrounds. It is likely in the next missionary tour they will construct a church in the village.

It is noteworthy that this is the village of the writer Jagjit Singh who authored the book ‘Sikh Inqalaab’ (Sikh Revolution) in which he strongly condemned the caste system and caste discrimination, in line with the Sikh faith. Since the time of the early Sikh Gurus, this village has been on the forefront for giving sacrifices for the Sikh religion and maintaining the Sikh religion.

One of the leaders of the local Sikh youth who have been fighting the so-called “Kar Sewa Sant” (Jagtar Singh) and caste discrimination said, “If the Christians make a church then they will invest 50,000 rupees because they want the poor Sikhs (from the lower social backgrounds) to join them and give them equal status.”

One group of Christian missionaries is very active on the banks of the River Beas in the village Dhahian. The ‘Mahzbi’ Sikhs in the villages where great Sikh freedom fighters hailed from like Shaheed Bhai Manochahal, Sangha, Naushira, Vein Poin, Nagoke, Sakheera and others are being groomed and converting to Christianity in large numbers. Churches are being constructed in which they are getting children to sing the praises of Jesus on loud speakers so that all the villagers can hear.

Sikh groups are asking Akal Takht Sahib to take strict action against the Saadh Jagtar Singh and his men who are not only demolishing historical Gurdwaras in the name of ‘Kar Sewa’ but committing a grave sin in the garb of Sikhs by pushing the poor and Mahzbi Sikhs away from the Sikh religion.

Sikh24 Editors can be reached at editors@sikh24.com

23 COMMENTS

  1. even in west, there is the elite clique of sikhs, suggesting as well, I am too high a class to mingle with unelite you…
    Sikhs need to form relationship with Guru Sahib within.
    I get more peace praying within the confines of my dwelling (despite the distraction of neighbor’s cigarette smoke).
    There is too much symbolisation in Sikhi today, and not enough contemplation of Guru Maharaj’s message of seeking Him within, just by remembering, calling, loving Him through singing His praises with our Gutkey/ Keertan (whatever Guru Ji has blessed in our personal possession)

  2. This is disgusting. Why can’t the SGPC do anything about this? The fakes from Sant Samaj claim they’ve allied with badal to make a change, but to date they haven’t done a thing.

    Sad state of affairs. What can Sikhs who are living abroad do?

  3. ਸਚੀ ਤੇਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਸਚੇ ਪਾਤਿਸਾਹ ॥ True is Your almighty creative power, True King.
    Vaheguroo rakha Punjab Sikh kaum atey Panth nu

  4. These so called Kar sewa Baba’s are the product of anti sikh agencies,they demolishing our historical Gurudawars,unfortunately Santani Sikh’s(Nirmala and Udysis)are the main cause of the cast system among Sikhs ,they believe in same Hindhu caste system.Most of the Deras and Sant Smajh’s believes are based on same principal.We have to expose these Kar Sewa Baba’s,Dera’s and Sant Samajh’s anti Sikh practice.

    • K Singh, there is Video on Youtube where poor Sikhs are not allowed to receive Parshad (offering) from the same door as the rich Sikhs. This kind of stuff does happen in Punjab.

      • I am glad if we can see the truth as SATNAM points out.
        Also that we need as Sarjit Kaur August 21, 2012 6:39 pm
        says we must be in touch with God in any way the path may change but the direction ia same so why get excited beyond TRUTH, but with it, and if God /Param GURU has ordained then so be it. Accept this as what is necessary for change to God’s direction for the concerned people.
        His resonance in them will lead them to Him in any which way ; not the way we work BUT SUPREME is just that. It will not be like what we have in mind (which would then be our creation – our reality) or know BUT that is Him at work whenever and wherever He wishes in any form He chooses. Let us accept the SUPREME GURUS/ GOD’s will and be Happy not revengeful of it and try to make our own changes.

        Peace to you all.
        K

  5. I have just comeback from road trip to punjab and have to say that Cristian missiionaries are doing everything to destroy Sikhi . Has any one noticed big Churches on Jailandhar road on the way to Amritsar

  6. WE SHOULD NOT TAKE THE NEWS CASUAL, THIS IS A VERY ALARMING AND AT THE SAME TIME SAD INDICATION THAT THERE IS TREMENDOUS LACK OF PRACHAR,AND ALSO SIKHS ARE GOING AGAINST THE PREACHINGS OF GURUS AND THE HOLY GRANTH SAHIBJEE,WHEN WE CALL SIKHISM THE MOST YOUNGEST AND MODERN RECOGNIZED RELIGION OF THE WORLD DEVOID OF ANY RITUALS, CASTE OR CREED DISCRIMINATION’S, EQUALITY OF WOMEN ETC ETC ETC, WHY THESE CONVERSIONS? THE RELIGIOUS BODIES, SGPC, AKALTHAKHAT, DSGMC SHOULD MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BRING BACK THOSE SIKHS IN MAINFOLD AGAIN AND PREVENT SUCH A HAPPENING IN FUTURE.

  7. Majority of converts to Sikhism were low cast Hindus right from the times of Guru Gobind Singh ji. So called mainline Sikhs have no religious or moral right to discriminate against Majhabi Sikhs. They are just as good Sikhs as any Sodi, Bedi or other castes that our gurus belonged.
    In order for Sikhism to stay alive and prosper, it is absolutely essential that all Sikhs (Khatri, Jats, Ramgharia and others) be treated equal and there be no discremation of any kind. Just wearing a turban does not make one a better Sikh than a clean shaven Sikh. Gurus message from Guru Granth Sahib should be focused on.
    If so called pure Sikhs keep dividing the community then days are numbered for decline Sikh faith. I do not blame Chritians or those who converted – blame squarely lies with the Sikhs.

  8. Do the Majbee Sikhs not know In Sikh Religion it is illegal to have CASTE SYSTEM AT ALL! Sikhs are EQUALS! Christianity is a flace Religion based on a flat earth and contradicts Science and is anti-woman! Only Sikh Religion teaches equality of all beings!

    Someone need to convert the Majbee Sikhs back into Sikhi by teaching them that the actions of these Evil Babas are forbidden in Sikhi and that we can build a new Gurdawara and let the Evil babas go to hell!

    Better yet, why not send the Evil babas to hell now and take over the Gurdawara and chase away the Vulture Missionaries!

    Hey how come Sikhs don’t have there own Missionaries???
    Once the Low castes fall, then they higher ones will fall too, its a trojan Horse trick, and it only works on Indians!

    Majbee will still be treated low by Christians after a while! Christian are the biggest Bigots I am Christian by birth and know!

  9. Dear Friend , Pl. don,t mind if any sikh people adopted any religious like Hindu, Buddhism , Islam, Christianity or jain because in India every person have rights that they can accept any religious thy can MAKE Buddhist , christian OR Muslim IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTION WHO CONVERTED IN christian THE IT IS YOUR MONOPOLY PL. LEAVE IT AND THINK FREELY I know 40 Sikhs have converted to Christianity in the village Dhotian in district Tarn Taran. There are 31 Gurdwaras in the village and one historical shrine, Gurdwara Raja Ram in memory of Baba Bir Singh Naurangabad. Langar is served in the village’s large Gurdwara, but the Mahzbi Sikhs, or so-called “low castes,” are refused entry–contrary to the tenants of the Sikh faith.

    I would ask you and all sikh people that Guru Nanak Saheb ji made Sikh Dharam and Place of cast in sikh dharm when made now why made cast system in Sikhism, Only Hindu Dharam have cast system. cast system give slavery, inequality, stress and diversity so we should finish cast system from sikh dharam

  10. we should help mazbi sikh build their own gurdwaras so they can practice sikhi in peace away from these dinosaurs
    Do the christian missionary tell their new convert the bible approves of slavery

  11. When Our Guru’s teachings, there is no caste in Sikhs. All are equal but even then we have caste system in our religion. Why so many Gurdwaras of each caste in a village. We don’t we treat low caste people sikhs.? Why low caste sikhs are joining other religions? Thnik? If we do not obey the Order of our Gurus, then this happen and large number of people will adopt oth religions where they get respect. Go in vallage, ask some one that where is Gurdwara Sahib, man will say Sikhan da or chamara da ? Why two types of Gurdwaras. This is the reson that low caste peope are changeing their religion. Nothing else.

  12. Judging by most of the comments sikhs in general are in denial, there is caste discrimination in all gurdwaras, always have been. All sikhs marry according to caste so why do we pretend otherwise. Finally we should stop blaming others and put our own house in order.

  13. Shame of people who bring controversy in the the minds of Sikhs . We should respect & encourage Sikhs who are dedicating there life for our religion . WE SHOULD SHOULD INTERNET TO SPREAD THE WEALTH OF BABA NANAK (Sikhism) but not to discourage those who are sacrificing there life on the path of religion . May wahaguru help us all !

  14. Tears come in my eye when i listen majbi sikh converts to christanity , i m too a majbi sikh , i feel there is no kind of equality in sikhs , they hate me becoz i m a mazhbi sikh, when i see christian there is equality , no one is hatered in cxhristians , convertered sikhs feel good when they treat good in christians.

Comments are closed.