CHANDIGARH, Punjab—As the suspended Punj Piare from Sri Akal Takht Sahib had inaugurated a panel of Sikh scholars to work on Sarbat Khalsa vidhi vidhan on October 18 during the meeting in Chandigarh, the Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (SADA) is also working to establish a similar panel that will finalize the documentation, which will be passed during Sarbat Khalsa 2016 gathering.
Sources within the SADA have informed Sikh24 that the Sarbat Khalsa 2016 scheduled to be held at Talwandi Sabo on November 10 will pass the Vidhi Vidhan specifying the procedure for appointment, retirement and jurisdiction of Takht Jathedars. This procedure will also detail how and when the Sarbat Khalsa can be called, and who can give the call.
Sikh24 has learnt that the drafts of Vidhi Vidhan prepared by some prominent Sikh intellectuals like S. Karamjit Singh Chandigarh and Bhai Narain Singh Chaura were being discussed by SADA. In addition, Sri Damdama Sahib Jathedar Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal too has prepared a draft, which is also being considered.
Notably, the SADA has mass impact on the Sarbat Khalsa 2016 called at Talwandi Sabo. Along with the United Akali Dal, the SADA was the key organizer of the event last year. SADA is adamant to hold its grip on the Sikh institution of ‘Sarbat Khalsa’. Despite the order of Akal Takht Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara of handing over the leadership of Sarbat Khalsa 2016 to the sacked ‘Punj Piares’, the SADA leadership and other three Takht Jathedars have been continuing their meetings ignoring Jathedar Hawara’s order.