Amritsar, Feb 21, 2014 (YP Bureau)
Akal Takht has taken a serious note of the violation of a 'Hukamnama' issued by the supreme temporal authority of Sikhs regarding ex-communication of Ragi Prof Darshan Singh Khalsa.
Reminding the 'violators' that Ragi Prof Darshan Singh Khalsa stood 'ex-communicated' from the community, Akal Takht Friday warned the members of the community and Sikh groups not to invite him to religious and social functions.
Prof Darshan Singh Khalsa is a former Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib and a renowned hymn singer.
In a press release issued here from the office of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committe (SGPC), Singh Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh, the jathedar of Akal Takht said that the Akal Takht was aware of the fact that some self-styled organisations were violating the 'Hukamnama' by inviting Prof Darshan Singh Khalsa for 'Kirtan'.
It may be recalled that, Prof Darshan Singh, a former jathedar of Akal Takht was 'excommunicated' from the 'Sikh Panth' by five Sikh high priests in 2010 for the views expressed by him on the 'Dasam Granth' during a function in a gurdwara in the United States. He was thereafter excommunicated from the Panth amid dramatic developments.
He reminded the Sikh sangat that the Akal Takht 'Hukamnama' issued in respect of Prof Darshan Singh clearly states that no Sikh should keep any relation whatsoever with him till he seeks forgiveness and is taken back into the Panthic fold. "The directive of the Akal Takht still stands as he has never approached for forgiveness", he said adding that it was the bounden duty of every Sikh to abide by 'Hukamnamas' issued by Akal Takht.
The Jathedar said that some egoists were violating the 'Hukamnama' for cheap publicity, which would not to be tolerated at any cost.
Without naming or identifying any individual or the groups, Giani Gurbachan Singh said that 'Sabhas' and 'Societies' violating the directive would be 'boycotted' and no support would be lent to these groups as they were clearly violating the directive of the Akal Takht.