Punjab Crisis Deepens As Panj Pyaras Hit Back : An Analysis

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday suspended ‘Panj Pyaras’ (the five beloved ones of the Guru) — hours after they summoned the five Sikh high priests to explain their flip-flop on pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. In a press statement, the SGPC termed the move to summon the Takht chiefs as “against the traditions of Akal Takht and the official norms”, and said it was aimed at causing “conflict and division”. The SGPC added the “self-styled” act of the ‘Panj Pyaras’ had caused “damage to the panthic traditions and the same was not tolerable”. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pardon-to-dera-chief-sgpc-suspends-panj-pyaras-after-they-summon-high-priests/#sthash.iEJbzCyO.dpuf

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday suspended ‘Panj Pyaras’ (the five beloved ones of the Guru) — hours after they summoned the five Sikh high priests to explain their flip-flop on pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. In a press statement, the SGPC termed the move to summon the Takht chiefs as “against the traditions of Akal Takht and the official norms”, and said it was aimed at causing “conflict and division”. The SGPC added the “self-styled” act of the ‘Panj Pyaras’ had caused “damage to the panthic traditions and the same was not tolerable”. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pardon-to-dera-chief-sgpc-suspends-panj-pyaras-after-they-summon-high-priests/#sthash.iEJbzCyO.dpuf