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Drop plans for October 16 procession to Pakistan: Akal Takht to DSGMC

Akal Takht Jathedar’s order is seen as a setback for DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa who was in a supposed race with his rival in Delhi Sikh politics and former DSGMC president Paramjit Singh Sarna for marching towards Nankana Sahib in Pakistan with a religious procession.

‘Apology letter sent by Dera Sacha Sauda head was edited at Akal Takht’

Talking to The Indian Express, Iqbal Singh said that then Talwandi Sabo Jathedar Ginai Gurmukh Singh had played lead role in the editing of the letter.


Akal Takht slams BJP interference, SGPC says RSS eyeing gurdwara

While parallel Jathedars as appointed by Sarbat Khalsa 2015 are known to take a stand opposing the views and actions of the SGPC, on this issue both sides spoke in sync.

Akal Takht jathedar bats for amending SGPC Act

Giani Harpreet agreed that many unwanted issues were coming before the Akal Takht, questioning its larger role for the Sikh sangat.

SAD leadership prays at Akal Takht, seeks apology for 'inadvertent mistakes'

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ridiculed the party for indulging in "political theatrics" in the name of religion with their "farcical" display of regret over the "misdeeds" committed during their 10-years of misrule.

Explained: The role of the 5 Sikh takhts, and the debate over a proposal for a 6th

A look at the significance of takhts, and both sides of the debate over a proposal for a 6th.


Sukhbir informed me at last moment about plans to pardon Dera head, I warned him against it: Avtar Singh Makkar

"I came to know about it only when Sukhbir Singh Badal called me to his residence in Chandigarh and informed about the plans on the morning of September 24, 2015. I warned him again any such move. I advised him to first consult all Sikh bodies and take them into confidence," said Avtar Singh Makkar.

Giani Gurmukh Singh back as Akal Takht head priest

Gurmukh Singh had also criticised SAD soon after the party accepted Dera Sacha Sauda’s political support in the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections. Soon after, he was transferred to Haryana. No reasons were given.

‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ released, opposed, cleared: Why film on Guru Nanak Dev is at centre of row

Kamaldeep Singh Brar explains the controversy over ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, a film SGPC now wants banned; SC ruled in favour of its release Tuesday.

Akal Takht excommunicates Sucha Singh Langah without a hearing

Having physical relationship outside marriage is violation of one of the four strict norms in the Sikh code of conduct.