SGPC Executive Panel to Discuss Ultimatum by Punj Piare on January 1

File Photo: Punj Piare of Sri Akal Takht Sahib
File Photo: Punj Piare of Sri Akal Takht Sahib

AMRITSAR SAHIB—The SGPC has finally taken serious notice by the Punj Piare seeking removal of the 3 Takht Jathedars by January 2.  Reacting upon the ultimatum served by the Punj Piare, SGPC President Avtar Makkar has summoned an emergency meeting of the executive members on January 1.

It is notable that the SGPC executives were ordered by the Panj Piare on October 23 to oust Jathedars of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Damdama Sahib and Keshgarh Sahib for undermining the supremacy of temporal posts of the Sikh religion by granting pardon to Gurmeet Ram Rahim for his blasphemous activities.

Addressing a media gathering, Makkar said that baptism (Amrit Sanchar) and preaching Sikhi were the sole roles of the Panj Piare and they should not exceed their jurisdiction by interfering in the SGPC administrative tasks. He also appealed the Sikh organizations like Damdami Taksal, Nihang Dals, Sant Samaj and others to pacify the tension by convincing the Panj Piare.

Meanwhile at the behest of the Akali Dal, SGPC member Gurcharan Singh Grewal met the Panj Piare to urge them to soften their stance. However while speaking with Sikh24, Bhai Satnam Singh Khanda refused to go soft till the Takht Jathedars were expelled.  On being asked whether the SGPC executives will suspend the Panj Piare, Avtar Makkar asked to wait for their stand till the meeting.


  1. Makkar is running around like a frightened chicken – if he and his cronies are ousted then patronage from the Akali Badal Dal will stop and how then will he afford his chunky gold watches and gold spectacles? Shameless old man who should be thinking with his old age of his own mortality and how he will answer to Waheguru for the disgrace he has brought to his office. His historical position now as a villain of the kaum is assured no matter how much he dances.

    • Actually thinking upon it maybe we should give Makkar a gold watch or clock as those are traditionally given to those who retire. But then again such people leave with good grace and reputations so even appealing to his greed will be of no avail – Makkar will cling to power until his fingernails break off with the effort.


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