Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Navjot S Sidhu Should Be Kicked Out of the Panth if This is True

Anyone who engages in blatant anti-Sikh activities and goes against the teaching of the Gurus should be disciplined as per Sikh Maryada in the most vigorous manner, especially when it concerns disgracing the Sikh identity. In this case, N.S. Sidhu is a public figure posing in the manner and dress of a Sikh while in fact observing the customs and conducting himself as a Hindu.
Trouble appears to be in store for BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for performing 'havan' and wearing 'janaiu' as Akal Takht jathedar's observation, on receiving a formal complaint over the issue, does not appear to be in his favour.

Joginder Singh Vedanti while responding to a query said a meeting of the five high priests would soon be convened to arrive at a decision. On whether Sidhu was guilty of violating Sikh 'maryada', Vedanti nodded in affirmative and said, “Even though he is an MP of a non-Sikh party but he hails from a Sikh family and projects himself to be a Sikh. He should conduct himself more responsibly, especially when he represents an area which holds a central place in Sikhs. People of land of the Gurus have returned him winner twice and he should keep faith in the Guru Granth Sahib.”

He clarified that if a Hindu performed havan or wore the holy thread, nobody could ever have an objection but in case of Sikhs it was clearly against the Sikh tenets. “When a Sikh becomes a leader, he should take more care,” he added.

Sidhu had performed havan in Baba Lal Dyal Mandir in Amritsar on July 17 and since then Sikh organisations had been raising the issue and Dal Khalsa submitted a formal complaint to the Jathedar on July 21.

It may recalled that in the month of February, when Sidhu sought re-entry into the Lok Sabha, DSGMC chief Paramjit Singh Sarna had alleged that Sidhu had violated the Sikh code with a similar act.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some worrying developments in Canada here.

And something else that Sikhs in the UK should be interested in here.