No Decision Regarding 1984 Memorial Gurdwara at Akal Takhat Meeting


Amritsar Sahib—The meeting of 5 Singh Sahibs headed by Giani Gurbachan Singh over the Sikh Genocide and Operation Blue Star Memorial proved to be inconclusive. The matter has been postponed to the next meeting where the views of Damdami Taksal, SAD and other intellectual Sikhs would be taken to resolve the increasingly controversial issue. Giani Gurbachan Singh made it clear that the matter is internal to Sikhs and no intervention from any outside party would be tolerated.

The 5 Singh Sahiban Giani Gurbachan Singh (Akal Takht Sahib), Balwant Singh Nandgarh (Takht Damdama Sahib), Giani Tarlochan Singh (Anandpur Sahib), Giani Iqbal Singh (Patna Sahib) and Giani Jot Inder Singh (Hazoor Sahib) along with Giani Mal Singh, Giani Gurmukh Singh, Giani Jaswinder Singh, Giani Ravel Singh, Giani Man Singh, Giani Sukhjinder Singh and Giani Jagtar Singh were present in the meeting held at the Akal Takht Secretariat.

The views of Sikh high clergy were also scattered on the matter, where Giani Balwant Singh and Giani Mal Singh were in favour of retaining the plaques with the names of Baba Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and other martyrs of 1984.

Earlier, various Sikh organisations including Dal Khalsa had submitted a memorandum to the Akal Takht Jathedar requesting a permanent and immediate solution for the matter to restore the unity of the Sikh Panth. They said that an unnecessary controversy had been created over the matter.

The Sikh clergy also discussed other issues in the meeting including  the case of a Gurdwara in Batala which is not in accordance with the the Sikh code of conduct. The construction of the Gurdwara has been stopped for now.


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