Sikh council tells Malaysian gurdwaras not to permit Dasam Granth preaching

Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) urges gurdwaras to abide by SRM, highlights Akal Takht Jathedar statement on supremacy of the code of conduct

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 Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) circular dated 12 July 2016 urging gurdwaras not to allow preaching of Dasam Granth, and to abide by the Panthic-approved Sikh Reht Maryara - PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR
Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) circular dated 12 July 2016 urging gurdwaras not to allow preaching of Dasam Granth, and to abide by the Panthic-approved Sikh Reht Maryara – PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR

The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) has called upon Malaysian gurdwaras not to permit preaching or reciting of Dasam Granth ‘Bani’ in a gurdwara, other than the three Panthic-approved banis of Jaap, 10 Sawayyas and Benti Chaupai.

The council, which represents some 108 gurdwaras in the country, has also urged gurdwaras to abide by the Sikh Reht Maryada (SRM), or the Sikh code of conduct, which has been ‘re-endorsed again on 16/06/2016 by Sri Akal Takht Sahib’.

“Sanggat is reminded that UNITY can only be maintained if all the Gurdwaras follow a single Code of Conduct that is contained in the SRM and be guided by Gurbani “Eka Bani Eka Gur Eka Shabad Bichar” (SGGS Ji Pg.646). MGC will be launching soon “Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Rehat Maryada” Parchar year,” said MGC President Jagir Singh in a circular dated 12 July 2016 to gurdwaras.

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The circular, entitled ‘(i) Unity of Malaysian Gurdwaras and Sanggat (ii) Ek Granth, Ek Panth, Ek Rehat Maryada’, were made available to Asia Samachar.

It is understood that the circular, which also quoted a press statement from Sri Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh in support of the primacy of the SRM, played a key role when a gurdwara in Kuala Lumpur had turned down a programme by a Sikh organisation that wanted to hold a discourse on Dasam Granth.

“We need the gurdwaras to rise to the occasion. Malaysian gurdwaras and the Sanggat have accepted and followed the Sikh Reht Maryada in gurdwaras all this while,” Jagir tells Asia Samachar.

The circular follows a MGC-led meeting of a number of major Sikh organisations to discuss issues revolving SRM and Dasam Granth which was gripped the local Sikh community lately.

“At a Meeting of the Representatives of the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council, Khalsa Diwan Malaysia, Sant Sohan Singh Ji Melaka Memorial Society Malaysia, and also attended by Sikh Religious Scholars, a Resolution dated 21/05/2016 was adopted under heading “Unity of Gurdwaras And Sanggat” whereby SIKH REHAT MARYADA was unanimously endorsed to be followed by Gurdwaras. It has now been endorsed by Tatt Khalsa Diwan and Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia,” reads the circular.

MGC Circular on SRM, Dasam Granth (12 July 2016), see here

UNITY OF GURDWARAS AND SANGGAT RESOLUTION, see here

AKAAL TAKHT JATHEDAR PRESS STATEMENT 16 JUNE 2016, see here

The resolution was considered and unanimously approved by the MGC executive committee on 28 May, therefore making it binding on all the gurdwaras and the gurdwaras are to follow the SRM as has been the practice in the past.

“The Malaysian Gurdwaras are also required by Article 3.2 of the MGC Constitution to follow and conduct their affairs in accordance with the Sikh Rehat Maryada,” it added.

The circular also noted that the recent press note issued by Sri Akal Thakt Sahib, dated 16/06/2016, ‘clearly’ states that the Sikh Rehat Maryada is the result of the decision of the Sikh Panth and must be followed by all, with any non-acceptance of the SRM may make the person ‘Panth drohi‘ (someone who goes against the Panth).

On Dasam Granth, the circular said that the compositions found in Dasam Granth cannot be Gurbani, adding that Gurbani is all that is contained in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji only.

“Panth has accepted (as stated in the SRM), JAAP, Ten Sawayyas and Benti Chaupai Patshahi Dasmi…These are also found in the Dasam Granth. This “Banis” are Nitnem Banis and can be recited in Gurdwara,” it said.

AKAL TAKHT JATHEDAR STATEMENT

Attached to the MGC circular were the Giani Gurbachan’s press release dated 16 June 2016, along with an English translation.

In it, Giani Gurbachan described the SRM as an ‘approved Sikh Constitution’.

“Panthic Taksals, Deras and Sampardas are the respected sections of the Panth, but they are not Guru Panth by themselves….The Deras, Taksals and Sampardas can have their own Maryada but it cannot be given the status of Panthic Maryada. Acting according to their own wishes and Panthic Maryada cannot go hand in hand. Guru Ji with his grace and to save us from praying to individuals gave us the way to unite with Panthic Maryada,” he said.

SRM is published by Shiromani Gurwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) but it is not the Maryada of SGPC, but the Maryada of the Panth, he added.

“SRM is the proof of Panthic unity. No one has the right to question it and no Society is allowed to change a letter/word in it. If there was a need of making a change, then the procedure that was followed in preparing it, the same procedure must be followed again in discussing the matter and to decide whether to add or subtract any matters,” he said.

 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. parveen ji , The MGC was right here.The SGGSA together with SNSM, took the lead.They appointed Panj Piare from SGGSA., but made a mockery of the tan khah system without any understanding about it.

    While they should have addressed the culprits of the gurduara in question and the granthi, the owner of Moshi moshi cannot be asked to answer in the Sikh system.He had already transgressed the religious vows.

    In simple words NO Mona can be tried .Only practising Sikh.This is clearly enshrined in the Sikh rehat maryada.but the ignorant SGGSA_I rather refer to it as Shri Ganpath ganesh academy-did not even understand this simple rule.
    [reference-when Navjot Singh Sidhy made some transgressive remarks about Gurbani-he was condemned all over.Calls were made to the Akal takhat to summon him.The Akal takhat made it clear Only a practising Sikh can be summoned, not one who has beard trimmed.]Please read the details of the maryada.

    Not only making a mess, as it seems to be the SGGSA’s mentality, to make mess of issues.It made a mess by trying a Mona!

    What it should have done is recommeneded legal action.It failed to do.Whther anyone then did anything or not, could have been judged.
    It had nothing to do with MGC, as other organisations , mainly SGGSA took the lead.Go andask them, what the hell they know about SRM?

  2. It is important that dress when visiting Gurdwaras is decent and nodest but this should also apply to the male gender. Agreed that young girls are in modern cloths which mayy not be decent or modest there are also young men who come wearing torn and tattered jeans with holes as some Bollywood heroes like SRK and SK have made such jeans as fashionable and sadly some girls also appear to think same besides being in dresses which leave little to imagination.
    MODESTY FOR BOTH GENDERS PLEASE.

  3. Where was MGC when our holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji was taken to moshi moshi club in Kuala Lumpur? That time no action was taken on culprit..
    MGC there r many more problems that Sikh panth facing then this Dasam Granth issue..

    Example.. there should be proper attire to be wear in gurdwara.. especially young girls who wear modern clothes in gurdwara..

    So please solve this as well other then brain washing ppl..

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa WaheGuru ji ki fateh

  4. ‘but Mr Gursharan does think it needs to be transparent like he has been telling everybody else to be.
    Double standards Mr Gursharan?’

    First let me clarify that my call for TRANSPARENCY was for ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. I never expected that this call of mine would be EXPANDED TO ‘DG CONTROVERSY.
    My stand has been consistent from the beginning – ‘DG’ CONTROVERSY HAS LITTLE CHANCE OF BEING SOLVED AS THERE IS NO WAY OF PROVING ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. So my suggestion to stop this divisive ‘crusade’ by both groups.
    There is a LARGE SIZE STATUE OF LORD BUDDHA WITH ALL ITS GLORY ON A HILL TOP IN KARNATAKA IN S.INDIA which is visible for miles around due to its location.
    IS IT PORNOGRAPHY OR TO BE REVERTED AS THERE ARE TWO DIFFERING VIEWS ON THE NUDITY?
    No need to be personal. Apologies for any misunderstanding on my views.

  5. Nothing further to add.
    Just like the stands of the two groups are irreconcilable apparently so our views.
    I am exiting from this DG debacle. Apologies if any one is offended.
    WAHE GURU JI KA KHALSA WAHE GURU JI KI FATEH.

  6. Unity can only come about if the DG Academy revert to the status quo that existed before their false, misleading and fake videos and messages and personal attacks of the MGC and other individuals cease immediately. I do not see that happening if one individual in dera garb continues to feed his ego on becoming the next ‘living guru’.

  7. Interesting Veer Gurcharan Singh ji.Thank you for stating the truth.Mr Gursharan has been advocating for transparency..but now feels it not applicable here.

    This is called forked tongue mentality .He is happy that one very very aroggant and mentally destable person conducts what he calls” directive”on tubes in closed rooms but Mr Gursharan does think it needs to be transparent like he has been telling everybody else to be.

    Double standards Mr Gursharan?

    SGSSA HAS CAUSED A RIFT AND TRYING TO DESTABLE THE COMMUNITY BY DICTATORIAL BEHAVIOUR and lying to the Sikhs in Malaysia.

    These people were confident the Sikhs in Malaysia can b lied to ,hoaxed and manipulated by Lies.It is not goni ing to work that way liars like Parajeet will pay a heavy price for their TREACHEROUS behaviour and lies at Guru Gobind Singh and sex stories.ehna nu sharm krni chahidi hai ke in a jhooth maarde ne. .thug babe

  8. Any issue pertaining to the public is an issue of transparency- benchmark.

    It is no two groups here.

    One is the established system recognised the world over, and has historically maintained the watchdog and maintenance of the accepted norm

    One is out to cause mischief through false means and any means of fraud;because they misguidedly hold their own agenda to something that is considered trash.

    The truth in this instance is the status quo and the MARYADA

    But what is false are the numerous videos, couplets and false u tubes and tampered SRM being distributed to mislead.

    Now, the attack upon the MGC, to steer away attention from their doings-that is NOT the truth.

    MGC has acted transparently,while the other side is producing fakes.

    Transparency is of utmost urgency and required so that truth can prevail, it has every thing to do with transparency-and not hide in rooms and make descions.

    Deras have developed because of such untransparent lies sold to small unsuspecting and gullible people.The SGGSA is trying the same to suck people into falsehood.

    The status quo has to be maintained.I am glad the Sikh organisations are coming to gether to counter this menace-this can only be done openly-transparent methodology.

  9. Suddenly Sikhs do not look good. They are even speaking on behalf of the inter-faith movement! Muslims, who look upon the Sikhs as closest to them amongst all other faiths suddenly see a Sikh, the president of the inter-faith movement speaking out against them.

  10. This is not a case of TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY but more a case of two groups who do not agree on the status of DASAM GRANTH AND ITS STATUS IN SIKHI.
    I do not understand the CONTENTS OF DG OR ITS GENIOUNESS so I am not providing any views on it. But I do see that the two groups are all out to prove their own correctness and that the other group is wrong. Thus I have little respect on the views of both sides as the stands of both are further dividing the already splintered Sanggat. Further i see no way on how to reconcile their different interpretations and stands.as both feel they are right and the other side is wrong.
    Sikhi already has many DERAS and SANTS/BABAS and now the DG is being used to further divide the Sanggat.
    Ending the discussion does not mean hoding from the truth as there is no way to confirm the truth.
    AGAIN IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TRANSPARENCY

  11. Gursharan Singh Ji, you have always propagated transparency and openness, but here you advocate closing the matter, here, a departure from your normal ethics, and cover up.Will that make the matter go?When irrational individuals are underming the uNITY of the community.Do you really think, that is a solution?Then start with advocating that to the Shri ganpath ganesh shiv ji academy -SGGSA

    Since 1883, when the first Gurduara was sat up in Malaysia,there was never any issue about this false book.No gurduara has ever had this false book.I have travelled all over India, including Nanded, and Patna; this book is not kept apart from the mad tksaali deras, or other cult deras.I have never seen this book in UK, nor Europe, nor North American Gurduaras.Again, I have heard one or two tksali like cults have kept it.

    However ocassionally from time to time, the katha of suraj parkash, panth parkash etc, gurbilaas was conducted in some gurduaras, until it dawned upon people with education, that such books were nothing more than books written on 3rd hand 4th hand heresay, and oral tradition.This stopped by early 1960s.The Gurbilass books were found to be heavily pregnant with heresay and diluted, and no facts to support.In fact one of these gurbliaas of the previous jathedar was even banned, which led him to stir personal issues into Panthic, and like now cause unnecessary upheavels.

    In 1895, leaving eight major compositions out , ONE single man, Manna Singh re-authored and restyled this false book.No one from this pro individuals are able to explain what, why and on whose decision these EIGHT compositions were left OUT if indeed they were written by the Guru.

    But to date, no explanation whatsoever has come about.But sadly at that time, the Sikhs were heavily involved in matters of life or death, thus these matters were ignored or some simple solutions sought to preserve the UNITY of the Sikhs.

    However, Sikhs in Malaysia remaining strongly within the realm of the PANTH, always followed the Central Panthic approved Maryada since, and have not once taken an action that goes against the norm that has been prevalent.

    It has supported not only kith and kin, but all matters relating to the Panth, on politics, disasters,and development.

    In all these times, the False book has NEVER featured,in any form what so ever.It has never been placed in ANY GURDUARA, nor discussed nor has had any relevance to the matters of the Panth.
    Most growing up in 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, probably never heard of it at all, bar from passing.

    The community has been running fine and peacefully, apart from local issues, nothing has threatened the division of the Panth , more than like the SGGSA, which suddenly out of the blue stirred something that is really too big for their boots to handle.

    Who is the culprit here threatening the UNITy of the Panth, by demanding and trying impose , an issue that cannot be dealt by them alone in Malaysia, nor by the current crop of jathedars?

    THIS issue involves more than the 200,000 Sikhs in Malaysia.It involves 24,000,000 in India, 1,300,000 in Europe and another 1,100,000 on the American Continent and another 500,000 spread in East Africa and the Middle east.

    I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT the worlds MOST politically active and vocal SIKH sangat,has no such news in United Kingdom.I enquired from the All Danmark Gurduara Committee and the Sikh Gurduaras France Parbandhaks, who were not only amused but had a word or two fellows claiming such u tubes.

    Apart from Malaysia, this is not an issue heard anywhere else , nor being discussed on the hundereds of anti dsm potha FB groups, or even those who advocate this book.Do you honestly think, suh anews would not have broken out wildly among the worlds Sikhs?

    Looks like a lot of back room hush hush activity of the caretaker of this group, perhaps with mentally deranged ideas of grandiose,which what appears to be from such actions.

    SGGSA -or its sole caretaker- is NOT the Panth, nor the decision maker who is above the hundereds others who have seen this issue over the years.

    1]they used a u tube to mislead sangats with their intention at Titiwangsa

    2]they produced two fiddled couplets -on both occasions they misrepresented and claimed “bani”-a balatent lie and attempt to fool and lie the to the sangats

    3]Now one individual goes to a smagam in Lakhi jungle, in private capacity, and doctors and dubs the u tube and then produces it in Malaysia-with false claims!

    4]Unless one is blind, it can be clearly seen, they also fiddled the SRM document in Punjabi, and with mischeivious intents, desired to mislead the sangat, by inserting lies .

    May we ask, who is the culprit,here, if it is still not clear , as yet?That is trying to destable the community with falsehood.In 1925, the Panth had made the decision , that the whole dsma is NOT Gurbani.This was reiterated in 1973.Thus, it has never featured in any Panthic affairs in the world.

    It is not important, nor remains of any historical value any longer, after it was fiddled, tampered with and eight serious compositions left out, and 32 historical copies burnt by people who claimed it is Guru writing, in 1895.

    Is it hard to understand the facts.Numerous writers over the years have reiterated all these.

    Why these people bent on imposing these compositions in Gurduaras, where ONLY Gurbani is to be recited?

    The individual appears to be lying,misrepsenting, getting up to frauding, misrepresenting here.

    Are you seriously suggesting such perversion of honesty and truthfulness that involves a religion of 31,000,000 be allowed to go unhindered without being challenged, and the whole recognised system that has been in place since 1945, as according to the Sikhs Constitution be allowed to be dismantled, by the mad insistence of one small time care taker, from some nefarious group?

    The problem today has been caused by the mad insistence and deviancy of one man and his ego, delusional dreams.That is the cause of the problem.

    Are people so blind as such that, they cannot see this?

    The Panth has never taken this book seriously,but allowed Sikhs, to read it if they desire.What is wrong with that status Qou?

    Many people are unhappy with the laws in Malaysia, do you see one individual than imposing his likes upon the rest?Let us get real.

    The SGGSA attempted to hoodwink the Sikhs , it started the game of lies, it created a rift between sane Sikhs and its brainwashed adherents, it needs to close the matter and return to the status quo that existed for the last 130 years when the Gurduaras first went up, and respect the Sikhs tradition and pratice that has existed in Malaysia.

    Porf, Annurag Singh himself has written nothing abaot dsm, but he specialises in criticizing other writers,..because he is the member of the BJP, Patiala.He has been advocating brahmanization of Sikh practices.So does it matter what he says, just like Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba , who was SGPC secretary, but he did not dare to bring the dsmi into the religion in anyway.Even in his hey day Jarnail Singh Bindrawala, who occupied the Harmander Sahib dare not do any katha from dsmi.Even the tksali office is OUTSIDE the Harmander Sahib premises.

    This caretaker cannot even name the 8 compositions left out,but he is prepared to destable the community with trash.

    MGC has acted in good faith, and deserves the full support of the sane mainstram Sikhs and Gurduaras.Pulapol Gurduara has acted bravely and honestly, unlike some that had no back bone to be honest and truthful.

    Please start advising the culprits to stop dividing the community and return to the system in place.

    This is clearly personal ego of one individual at play.I have three copies of this book in my library,from three different time periods-but I have read that to understand, the whys who and nots.I would advocate anyone to read it with understanding not parrot fashion…may be some commonsense will come about.

    But it is no guru nor bani, nor deserves the status being forced by individuals.

  12. When will there be a END on this DIVISIVE SUBJECT?
    Both sides appear to be bent on proving the other party wrong and own view as right when THERE IS NO WAY OF SETTLING THE DIFFERENT VIEWS.
    The only achievement can be DIVISION OF SANGGAT which is ALREADY FRAGMENTED.
    If both sides view are accepted then the only conclusion can be that BOTH SIDES MAY BE IGNORANT BUT PRETEND TO BE EXPERTS ABOUT THE HOLY SCRIPTURES OF SIKHS.
    Many like me may be further driven away from Sikhi by their arguments which may indicate their self serving intentions.
    CLOSE THIS SUBJECT AS IT MAY NOT HAVE ANY CONCLUSION IF BOTH PARTIES HAVE INTEREST OF SIKHISM.

  13. FROM THE RECORDS OF DHARAM PARCHAAR COMMITEE SGPC…
    ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਮਤੇ ਗੁਰ ਮਤੇ (੧)

    ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਸਲਾਹਕਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਇਕੱਤਰਤਾ (੧੯੩੪)
    ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਸਲਾਹਕਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀ ਇਕੱਤਰਤਾ ੧੫ ਫਰਵਰੀ ੧੯੩੪ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸਿੱਖ ਮਿਸ਼ਨਰੀ ਕਾਲਜ਼ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵਿਖੇ ਸੱਦੀ ਗਈ ਸੀ (ਇਥੇ ਜ਼ਿਕਰਯੋਗ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਸਿੱਖ ਮਿਸ਼ਨਰੀ ਕਾਲਜ਼ ਨਣਕਾਣਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਾਹੀਦਾਂ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਾਇਮ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਸੀ।) ਪਰ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਘੱਟ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਹੋਣ ਕਰਕੇ ਇਹ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਮੁਲਤਵੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਅਤੇ ਦੋਬਾਰਾ ੨੦ ਫਰਵਰੀ ੧੯੩੪ ਨੂੰ ੩ ਵਜੇ ਸ਼ਾਹੀਦ ਸਿੱਖ ਮਿਸ਼ਨਰੀ ਕਾਲਜ਼ ਵਿਖੇ ਹੀ ਇਹ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਰੱਖੀ ਗਈ ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਪ੍ਰੋ.ਜੋਧ ਸਿੰਘ,ਪ੍ਰੋ.ਤੇਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ,ਜਥੇਦਾਰ ਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਅਤੇ ਭਾਈ ਧਰਮਾਨੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਪ੍ਰਿੰਸੀਪਲ ਸ਼ਾਹੀਦ ਸਿੱਖ ਮਿਸ਼ਨਰੀ ਕਾਲਜ਼ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਸਨ।
    ਪ੍ਰੋ.ਜੋਧ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਏਜੰਡੇ ਨੂੰ ਨੰਬਰਵਾਰ ਪੜ੍ਹ ਕੇ ਸੁਣਾਇਆ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਵੀ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਿਸਨੂੰ ਸਰਬਸੰਮਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ।ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਦੀ ਕਾਰਵਾਈ ਇਸ ਤਰਾਂ ਰਹੀ ;-
    ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਤੇ ਫਿਲਮਾਂ (੧)
    -ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਸਲਾਹਕਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੀ ਰਾਇ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ,ਸਿੱਖ ਸ਼ਹੀਦਾਂ ਆਦਿ ਮਹਾਂ ਪੁਰਖਾਂ ਇਤਿਹਾਸਿਕ ਸਾਖੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਸੀਨਜ਼ ਅਤੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਸੰਸਕਾਰਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਨਕਲਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਫਿਲਮਾਂ ਬਨਾਉਣੀਆਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਅਸੂਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਹੈ,ਇਸ ਲਈ ਉਨਾਂ੍ਹ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੀ।ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਮੌਜੂਦਾ ਜਾਂ ਪੁਰਾਣੇ ਇਤਿਹਾਸਿਕ ਅਸਥਾਨ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਿਆਂ ਅਥਵਾ ਉਨਾਂ੍ਹ ਥਾਵਾਂ ਦੇ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਮੌਜੂਦਾ ਭਾਈਚਾਰਕ ਅਤੇ ਸਮਾਜਿਕ ਰਹਿਣੀ ਦਾ ਪਤਾ ਲੱਗੇ,ਦੀਆਂ ਫਿਲਮਾਂ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਅਸੂਲਨ ਕੋਈ ਮਨਾਹੀ ਨਹੀਂ,ਪਰ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਇਸ ਵੇਲੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਜਨਤਾ ਇਸਦੇ ਬਰਖਿਲਾਫ ਹੈ ਇਹ ਇਕੱਤਰਤਾ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਨੂੰ ਸਲਾਹ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਖਾਹਮਖਾਹ ਆਮ ਸਿੱਖ ਜਨਤਾ ਦੀ ਰਾਇ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਜਾਣ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਨਹੀਂ।
    ਰੁਮਾਲਿਆਂ ਉੱਤੇ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ (੨)
    ਗਿਆਨੀ ਬਿਸ਼ਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਹੁਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਤਜਵੀਜ਼ ਤੋਂ ਪੇਸ਼ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਕਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਦੀਆਂ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਰੁਮਾਲੇ ਜਰੂਰ ਹੀ ਬੰਦ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾਣ,ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਦੀ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਤਸਵੀਰ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਐਸੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਮਿਲਦੀ ਜਿਸਨੂੰ ਅਸਲੀ ਕਿਹਾ ਜਾ ਸਕੇ।ਇਸ ਲਈ ਐਵੇਂ ਲਕੀਰਾਂ ਜਿਹੀਆਂ ਮਾਰ ਕੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਨੂੰ ਮੂਰਤੀਮਾਨ ਕਰਨਾ ਅਯੋਗ ਹੈ।ਇਹ ਇਕੱਤਰਤਾ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਪਾਸ ਸ਼ਿਫਾਰਿਸ਼ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਗੱਲ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ੀਘਰ ਹੀ ਅਮਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਲਿਆਉਣ ਲਈ ਉਹ ਇੱਕ ਗਸ਼ਤੀ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਭੇਜੇ ਅਥਵਾ ਇੱਕ ਐਲਾਨ ਸਮੂੰਹ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਕਮੇਟੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਦ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਟੀ ਗੋਚਰ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕਰੇ ਕਿ ਅੱਗੋਂ ਤੋਂ ਇਹੋ ਜਿਹੀਆਂ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਰੁਮਾਲੇ ਚੜਾਵੇ ਵਜੋਂ ਲੈਣੇ ਬੰਦ ਕਰ ਦੇਣ।
    ਦਸ਼ਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਤੇ ਪਾਠ (੩)
    ਸਿੰਘ ਸਭਾ ਯੂਗਾਂਡਾ ਦੀ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਪੇਸ਼ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਕਿ ਦਸ਼ਮ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਤੁਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਅਤੇ ਨਾ ਹੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਵਾਂਗ ਇਸਦਾ ਭੋਗ ਪਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ।ਕੇਵਲ ਆਪਣੀ ਵਾਕਫੀਅਤ ਅਥਵਾ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਅਤੇ ਖੋਜ਼ ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਕਰਕੇ ਪਾਠ ਕੀਤਾ ਅਥਵਾ ਭੋਗ ਪਾਇਆ
    ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ
    ਨੀਂਹ ਥੱਲੇ ਸ਼ਬਦ (੪)
    ਸ.ਮੁਨਸ਼ਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਪੇਸ਼ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਕਿ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰੇ ਦੀ ਨੀਂਹ ਥੱਲੇ ਪੰਜ-ਗੰ੍ਰਥੀ ਜਾਂ ਇੱਕ ਸ਼ਬਦ ਅਥਵਾ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਰੱਖਣੇ ਅਯੋਗ ਹਨ।ਪਰ ਜੇ ਕਿਤੇ ਐਸਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ ਜਾਂ ਹੋਰ ਕੋਈ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਇਮਾਰਤ ਬਣ ਗਈ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਉਸਨੂੰ ਢਾਉਣਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਕੇਵਲ ਅੱਗੋਂ ਲਈ ਐਸਾ ਨਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਵੇ।
    ਅਸਿੱਖ ਉੱਤੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਕਨੂੰਨ (੫)
    ਕਛਾੜ ਦੇ ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਦੀ ਚਿੱਠੀ ਪੇਸ਼ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇੱਕ ਅਸਿੱਖ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਕਨੂੰਨ ਦੀ ਹੱਦ ਅੰਦਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਆ ਸਕਦਾ ਇਸ ਲਈ ਸਿੱਖ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਕਨੂੰਨ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਕੋਈ ਸਜਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੇ ਸਕਦੇ।ਇਸ ਬਾਰੇ ਮੁਲਕੀ ਕਨੂੰਨ ਦੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਨਾਲ ਚਾਰਾਜੋਈ ਹੋ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ।
    ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਤੇ ਛੋਟੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ (੬)
    ਛੋਟੀਆਂ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਛਕਣ ਜਾਂ ਛਕਾਏ ਜਾਣ ਦਾ ਮਾਮਲਾ ਪੇਸ਼ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਫੈਸਲਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਕਿ ਪੁਰਾਤਨ ਰੀਤੀ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਛੋਟੀਆਂ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਛਕਿਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਅਤੇ ਨਾ ਹੀ ਛਕਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ।ਹੁਣ ਵੀ ਇਹੀ ਰਿਵਾਜ਼ ਪ੍ਰਚੱਲਤ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਣਾ ਵੀ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ।
    ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਇਸ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਪਰੋਕਤ ਫੈਸਲੇ ਕਰਨ ਉਪਰੰਤ ਅਨਿਸਚਿਤ ਸਮੇਂ ਲਈ ਉਠ ਗਈ।

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