—The Leamington & Warwick Gurdwara Sahib once again stood against the Khalsa Panth this past week when it tried to censor Gurmat Parchaar done by Baba Baljit Singh Daddu Wale. As evident from its past activities, Leamington & Warwick Gurdwara Sahib is currently under the management of a Congress and Communist ruling party and has committed many anti-Panthik acts in the past.
Baba Baljit Singh was scheduled to hold diwan at the Gurdwara Sahib on May 21. Although reluctant, initially, Baba Baljit Singh Daddu Wale was given permission to hold a diwan, however the committee forced their will that Baba Baljit Singh can not make any “political” statements from the Gurdwara stage.
To the surprise of the Sangat, on May 21st, the Gurdwara committee prepared a list of topics for Baba Baljit Singh which he could not mention from stage. These topics included mention of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, Khalistan, Sant Bhindrawale, any other Shaheed of recent “Sangarsh”, and alcohol. As per the mandates of the local Gurdwara committee, if Dadu Wale was to mention any of these topics, the local Gursikh supporters, would be banned from holding any future programs at the Gurdwara. It is understandable why non-Khalistani and pro-Indian government committee would ban topics such as Khalistan and Sikh Freedom Struggle, however the mention of alcohol left all Gursikhs stunned. If preachers cannot mention the evils of alcohol from Gurdwara Sahibs, where else can they go?
Just this past year, Sikh24 exposed the Mayor of Leamington Spa, Mota Singh for having close links with Sumedh Saini. Although Mota Singh is not officially part of the Gurdwara committee, he has a heavy influence over the Gurdwara and is one the main leaders of the party in control of the Gurdwara. Again in November, the same management committee was exposed for praising Indira Gandhi and denouncing the recent Shaheeds of Khalsa Panth. The same committee has refused to perform ardas for the release of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana and other Gursikhs lodged in Indian jails.
The Sikh Sangat needs to raise against anti-Panthik elements who have taken control of Gurdwara Sahibs. Such communists who have no belief in Sikh religion need to be shunned and removed from the Gurdwaras. If our Gurdwaras today are banning parchaar against the use of alcohol and drugs, who else is going to raise voice against such vices? Perhaps these current day “masands” have forgotten the ideology of the Sikh Gurus, especially the concept of Miri and Piri that was introduced by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.