BREAKING: Panj Piare of Akal Takht reinstated by SGPC

2015-10-23_punj_piareAMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Facing wrath of the Sikh nation, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Makkar has reinstated Panj Piare of Sri Akal Takht Sahib.

Disclosing this here, a spokesman of SGPC said that the president has taken this decision as per the decision of the SGPC executive committee.  The Executive Committee had earlier told Makkar to resolve the issue.

Makkar had earlier suspended the Panj Piare after they issued summons for the appointed Jathedars of the five Takhts.  The Panj Piare however refused to accept the suspension orders as they stated that no organization or committee was above the Panj Piare.  “We had taken the decision to summon the Jathedars considering the state of the Khalsa Panth,” said the Panj Piare after their suspension.  They stated that Makkar’s order has no impact on us.

The decision to re-instate the Panj Piare has come after Makkar had a meeting with the executive committee, and a closed door meeting with the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Badal.  A number of prominent SGPC employees had resigned from their post following the decision by Makkar to sack the Panj Piare.



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