Takht Patna Sahib Row: Akal Takht Jathedar asks Bihar Govt to act against 'disgruntled elements' : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Takht Patna Sahib Row: Akal Takht Jathedar asks Bihar Govt to act against 'disgruntled elements'

Takht Patna Sahib Row: Akal Takht Jathedar asks Bihar Govt to act against 'disgruntled elements'

Akal Takht. File photo



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 7

Akal Takht today cautioned the Bihar Government against the protests being conducted outside Takht Patna Sahib by the supporters of former Jathedar, Giani Iqbal Singh, as it could lead to a serious law and order situation.

Akal Takht officiating Jathedar, Giani Harpreet Singh had declared Giani Iqbal Singh ‘tankhaiya’ (guilty of religious misconduct) yesterday and barred him from indulging in any meeting, task or programme pertaining to Takht Patna Sahib.

Giani Harpreet Singh today called upon the Bihar Government to be cautious against such ‘disgruntled elements’ and added if the situation could not be controlled by the Patna Sahib authorities, then Sikhs from Punjab would not refrain from converging over there to tackle them.

He said the management board of Takht Patna Sahib had already submitted in writing to the Patna Sahib authorities to take action against them, but in vain.

It is learnt that Giani Iqbal Singh’s local supporters had burnt an effigy of Giani Harpreet Singh and have been protesting since the former was declared ‘takhaiya’.

A few members of the Takht Patna Sahib management board, too, had opposed the ‘tankhah’ (religious punishment) awarded to them by Giani Harpreet Singh for attempting to ‘re-induct’ Giani Iqbal Singh in Takht affairs, in violation of Akal Takht directions.

Ironically, they had submitted their apology before Akal Takht and had consented to furnish the terms of ‘tankhah’ yesterday.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#akal takht #giani harpreet singh #Sikhs #takht sri patna sahib


Top News

13 Indians among 16 crew missing after oil tanker sinks off Oman coast

13 Indians among 16 crew missing after oil tanker sinks off Oman coast; Indian Navy joins search operation

Navy has deployed warship, surveillance plane Boeing P8I for...

Blow to Punjab CM, Prez returns Bill on varsity Chancellor

Blow to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, President returns Bill on university Chancellor

Passed during special Assembly session in June last year, Bi...

Puja Khedkar's disability certificate has factory address, her Audi seized by police registered on same plot

Puja Khedkar's disability certificate has factory address, her Audi seized by police registered on same plot

Questions are now being raised on a disability certificate i...

3 militants killed, several cops injured in encounter in Assam’s Cachar

3 Hmar militants killed, several cops injured in encounter in Assam’s Cachar

Police arrest three militants; seize one AK-47 rifle, one pi...

Farm activist Navdeep Singh walks out of Ambala Central Jail after getting bail

Farm activist Navdeep Singh walks out of Ambala Central Jail after getting bail

Singh was arrested by Haryana Police from Mohali on March 28...


Cities

View All