Sikh Organizations ask Takhat Jathedars not to attend inauguration ceremony of Ram Mandir

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Amid emerging reports about the “Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust” planning to invite Takht Jathedars for the inauguration ceremony of Ram Mandir, several Sikh organizations have appealed the SGPC appointed Takht Jathedars as well as common masses to not attend the inauguration ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Speaking to Sikh24, Khalsa League’s head Bhai Amrik Singh Ballowal said that the Sikh ethos teach us to stand against the injustices irrespective of victims’ religion, caste, creed or ethnicity. “Doubtlessly, the Hindu majority of India is forcefully converting the Babri Masjid into Ram Mandir so every Sikh should refrain from attending the inauguration of this temple,” he added.

Recalling the recent gift given by the Islamic State of Pakistan to Sikhs in the form of Kartarpur corridor, Ballowal said that the Sikhs should refrain from unnecessarily becoming a bulwark of Hindus. “The Hindus of India destroyed our supreme Sikh throne Sri Akal Takht Sahib in June-1984 and then subjected us to genocide,” he said.

Raising questions on the Hindu community’s claim about the sanctity of proposed Ram Mandir’s land, Ballowal said that if the land of Ram Mandir was the holy one, then why the Hindus are collecting holy soil and water of holy Sikh shrines. “It’s just a trick to use Sikhs against Muslims,” he added.

“The Sikh philosophy teaches us to stand by the oppressed and meek people so we should live our lives as per the path enlightened by Guru Sahib instead of becoming a bulwark for the oppressors,” he said.    

Ballowal further said that it was very unfortunate that the Hindus are talking about taking holy soil of Sri Harmandir Sahib to Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir. “Guru Sahib asked Sai Miaan Mir Ji to lay the foundation stone of Sri Harmandir Sahib to set an example of communal harmony for Sikhs but now we are on the verge of getting used against community of Sai Miaan Mir Ji,” he remarked.

Likewise, other Sikh intellectuals including Advocate Amar Singh Chahal, Professor Baljinder Singh, Bapu Gurcharan Singh of Jathedar Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara Working Committee, along with the Sikh Coordination Committee based of New York, USA, have appealed the common Sikh masses to stay away from these functions. “We have no issues over Hindus performing inauguration work as per the standards of their faith, however, there is no need for the Sikhs to take part in such celebrations,” a statement by the Sikh Coordination Committee shared with Sikh24 reads.

“However, we have issues when soil from Sikh Takhts is used to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir. This can be used directly or indirectly to link Sikhs with the Hindus, which is not acceptable,” the statement reads. Earlier, the Supreme Court of India used skewed historical reference of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s visit to Ayodhya to prove that the temple existed before the Babri Masjid.

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  1. 1. Islam invaded and destroyed Ram Mandir. Why not to take back Ram Mandir from Islam ? for example if a Islamic invader invade Shri Darbar Sahib and Sikh take it back by at any cost from islam then why double standard ?

    2. Why should not holy water from Shri Darbar Sahib send to Ram Mandir ? already Shri Darabar Sahib also took holy waters from many places.

    3. Sikhi is all about learning a Gyani way. but Sikh should alsways promote Truth. if one sikh says that he is friend of muslim but not of hindu then that person is not Sikh. he or she is racist. all human are equal as per Universal and Gurbani principles.

    4. either boycott both muslim and islam or do not behave like racist to any religion or caste.

    5. Be a Sikh not racist.

    Satnam Shri Waheguru 🙏

  2. Hindus were stupid going to nankana sahib inauguration. They shall stop going to golden temple and other gurdwaras. Respect is both ways.

  3. Skewed arguments. Remember, Mian Mir laid the foundation of the Darbar Sahib. Sikhs must join the celebrations and the Akal Takht Sahib must send a grand gift on this occasion.

    • It was congress govt and not Hindus who attacked Darbar Sahib. Sikh gurus laid
      down their life for Hindus. Jathedars must attend.

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