Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dera Sacha Sauda 2

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will ensure closure of all deras of Sacha Sauda headed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Punjab if Akal Takht directed it to do so, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said after a meeting of the body’s executive members on Wednesday.
The Five Jathedar, through a resolution on May 20, had asked Sacha Sauda head to close all his deras in Punjab by May 27, failing which Sikh clergy had warned of a stricter action against the sect. Makkar refused to divulge the possible strategy of SGPC as to how it would close all the deras without any constitutional power. On the truce efforts of Sarv Dharma Committee, he said he didn’t have any deliberations with it but admitted to having a meeting in Delhi which was attended by different religious leaders.

About the Appology
On 20th May, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Raheem Singh expressed his regret for appearing in the garb of Guru Gobind Singh, saying it wasn't his intention to imitate the 10th and the last Sikh Guru.
What Akal Takht Jathedar commented on this =
Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti acknowledged that the 'regret' note tendered by Gurmeet Ram Rahim was not acceptable as sentiments of the Sikh Nation were greatly hurt by the acts of the dera leader. After the meeting of the Singh Sahibs, he announced that if the Government failed to take appropriate actions, the Sikh leadership will meet again to announce a final decision on May 31.
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti announced the letter as a 'mere play of words by Sacha Sauda'. Harnaam Singh Dhumma, announced that the dera chief will only be forgiven by the Sikhs if he appeared in front of Akal Takhat Sahib to personally tender the apology.

Is this appology good enough for Sikhs??

I was reading this interesting article on Sikhnet written by Gurujot Singh titled
Will the Guru's Sikhs please stand up?

He said :

"I’ve seen pictures of Singhs beating displays of Ram Rahim with their shoes. Sikhs have burned down Ram Rahim’s facilities, which were used to provide hospice to the needy. Now there are thousands of angry Sikhs out there who want this guy dead. "

"The part that really bothers me is that righteous Sikhs have actually killed others because of this matter. This is an insult to the Kirpan and against the teachings of our Guru. The Kirpan must not be used out of anger, vengeance, politics etc. It must be used out of defense and compassion. I am in shock that another 1984 is looming and the whole Khalsa Panth is being dragged into it."

"Ram Rahim may be able to fool some people, but the core of Sikhism will live on by its purity. “Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh” – “The pure ones belongs to God, and Victory belongs to God”. We don’t have to worry about the purity of Sikhism it will live on in those who are pure. Those who use Sikhi for their own politics will fall by the weight of their own karma. We don’t need to attack Ram Rahim, because the Guru’s Court is so pure that it purges itself. "

~ Nice point of view, talks about the positive side, go and check it out. CLICK HERE.
And make sure you read the comments given by others.

1 comment:

Jasjit Singh said...

I found an interesting blog about Dera Sacha Sauda. Please check it out.