LONDON, UK—Nirvair Khalsa Jatha’s (NKJ) Harinder Singh announced that all of its programs have been canceled across the UK until further notice. Recently, NKJ has been facing opposition in the UK.
Harinder Singh and jatha faced opposition earlier this week at the Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara in Leicester when some persons told the Gurdwara Committee that Nirvair Khalsa Jatha will face protest if they hold programs at the Gurdwara.
“I don’t want to compromise Sangat’s safety, cause beadbi to Guru Granth Sahib or lead our Gurdwaras to get a bad name. This is why I decided to take this decision myself,” said Harinder Singh in a statement.
Just two days ago, Harinder Singh had issued another statement in which he said there are a handful of people who oppose his parchar. He asked such people to “live and let live”.
“Our youth doesn’t want to go Gurdwaras as it is because of fights in Gurdwara. I don’t to further cause any conflicts,” he said. “Gurdwara Committees have been asking us to hold diwans, however, keeping the safety and respect of sangat, I have decided this myself to postpone all diwans. We will not stop parchar through other means such as social media,” Harinder Singh added.
Since 2015, there have been serious allegations of grooming against Harinder Singh. In 2015, a boy named “G” (named removed) put forth allegations of sexual abuse. These allegations were however dismissed by Harinder Singh.
Editor’s Note: Since this story was published, Raja Singh Kang, President of Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara Leicester has released a statement regarding the Nirvair Khalsa Jatha. The statement is available here –