Monday, May 28, 2007

Dera Sacha Sauda 3

Dera apologises, but to Guru

Finally after 14 days, the conflict between Sikhs and dera followers seems to have ended, as the Dera Sacha Sauda apologised to the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh following the controversy over newspaper advertisements that showed the dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh attired like Guru Gobind Singh.

Tendering an apology through a press note issued at about 8 p.m. at the dera headquarters, the dera stated that there is no question of imitating Guru Gobind Singh, as we could not even think to do so.

“The dera had earlier too expressed regret over the whole issue. But in the large interest of the humanity, we apologise to great spiritual Guru Gobind Singh. We want peace and brotherhood to prevail in Punjab, Haryana and also in the country and abroad.”

In the 10-line one-page press release, the dera said that it was established in 1948 and respected all religions. We work to reform the people by preaching them to become vegetarian, to quit drugs, alcohol, and also teach the followers ways to overcome caste and religious barriers aa also to work for the humanity.

It was distributed to the media by a three-member team, headed by the dera chief spokesman Dr Aditya Arora.

Five Jathedars of five religious seats will now take up the matter on May 31 and decide whether to accept the apology or not.

However, the press note issued by the dera did not carry any signature or reference number. It was issued under the letterhead of the Dera Sacha Sauda. While distributing the press note, no cameraman of electronic or print medium was allowed. Besides, no member of the committee allowed any question.

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CLick here to view the letter that was published.

So as the conclusion, did Ram Rahim really meant the appology?? or did his Cheley just print the letter fast one to show that they appologise ready... Because this letter is not official enough.

What I think is that he must come out to the public and appologise to the Sikhs, then only i think the appology will be accepted..


Kaptaan said...

hi can you please make your blog feed available, I'm trying to create a comprehensive Sikh blog update

Anonymous said...

they did a fast one...

havocsingh said...

What do you mean by the blog feed available?? Please explain further, thanks.

Kaptaan said...

a blog feed url is an url that someone can enter into a blog reader to subscribe to the blog (ie: rss, atom feeds). in blogger you can set your feed to be available. see my blog at and try and subscribe using a blog reader (like google) and you'll see what i mean. once you have the feed url post it in a comment at my blog because i didn't get your response until I circled back over here and there are a number of blogs like yours that don't have a feed url available, while many others do in the sikh bloggers list.

Kaptaan said...

hi Havoc, wondering if you made the feed active for your blog in blogger?