SGPC President Longowal Promises To Resolve Issue Between Dhumma and Dhardianwale; Seek Release of Political Prisoners

BARNALA, Punjab—Shortly after being elected President of the Shiromai Akali Dal, Gobind Singh Longowal promised that he would make efforts to sort out the clash between Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal and Sikh preacher Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala. He added that he was committed to bring the entire Sikh community onto a common platform.  He also promised to take up the issue of Sikh political prisoners languishing in jails across Punjab

Gobind Singh Longowal said that the infighting between Dhadrianwale and Dhumma has gone too far and it was time to close the matter.  “I will make every effort to pacify both groups and resolve the issue at its earliest,” he added.

File Photo: Gobind Singh Longowal at Darbar Sahib after being elected president of the SGPC

Speaking with Sikh24 on December 3, Gobind Singh Longowal further said that he was deliberating upon a plan to attract the young generation towards Sikhi. “We have decided to facilitate special relaxations to Sikh students in the SGPC run educational institutions,” he added.

On being asked about being held guilty for begging votes from rapist Sirsa cult chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Longowal once again refuted the allegations. He added that he had served the punishment addressed by Sri Akal Takht Sahib Authorities as he didn’t find it adequate to challenge the supremacy of Sri Akal Takht Sahib at that time. “But I had submitted clarification in this regard to the Takht Jathedars,” he added.

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  1. What is there for Khalsa Panth to resolve Persoal dispute between Taksali dera and other Good Sikh Parcharaks. He is beating around the bush by not trying to solve the real issues facing us.
    Why don’t Mr Longowal resolve the True issue of Mool Nanakshahi Calendar that has divided the Panth for more than a decades. And now streamlining the the appointments and Duties of Jathedars through development of proper protocols. The gender equality are other major issues such as decision making processes at the Akal Takhat Sahib and the proper use of letter head of Akal Takhat and the words that go on that letter head needs to be developed through wide discussions.Restoration of credibility of the SGPC and its Jathedars must be fore front.

    It would help if he read my letter in 2005 on behalf of WSO to Mr.Dhindsa ,then Secrretary of SGPC after his visit to Ottawa and the promises he made but those promises were never honoured !
    Ajit Singh.

  2. Is this Longowal relation of Longowal who cheated Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindrawale and the whole Kaum, we cannot expect any loyality from these chose jathedards by the Badal clan. Promises promises – he will do nothing save mislead the panth – he is already ram Rahim worshipper………

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