| Ampang, Malaysia | 19 Feb 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Gurdwara parbandhaks must not be cowed by the rowdy behaviour of a few Sikhs trying to disrupt darbar sahib programmes in light of the recent ejection of two Sikhs from a gurdwara in Selangor.
“Carry on with the vichaar of Shabad, carry on with the discussions on Sri Guru Granth Sahib,” Gurdwara Sahib Lembah Jaya gurdwara management committee (GMC) president Harbans Singh Kaleke tells Asia Samachar.
“No one can stop Gurbani vichar (discourse) of SGGS ji in gurdwara. We will be having more programs soon.”
On 12 Feb 2017, Lembah Jaya gurdwara management team was confronted with an incident where a Sikh youth stood up and disrupted an on-going sermon by an invited speaker Dr Karminder Singh by loudly saying the Sikh greeting before trying to lambast the speaker. He was escorted out of the darbar sahib by a GMC member.
Moments later, another Sikh was asked to leave the darbar sahib when he was alleged to have made a scene when he confronted Harbans on the move to eject the first youth.
It is understood that the underlying issue is connected to the objection of a certain segment of the Sikh community to the Ek Granth Ek Panth Ek Maryada slogan mooted by the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC), a council representing a majority of the 120 gurdwaras in the country.
There have been various comments on the slogan on the social media, with some of them seen to be blatantly twisting facts and even peddling lies.
“We have to put a STOP now for this actors. They have been doing this without FEAR of Guru Ji & Sanggat, no shame and with No respect. !!! There was ONLY Shabad verchar being conducted,” Harbans said in a comment via the Faceboook.
When Asia Samachar ran the news report on the incident at Lembah Jaya, Harbans had shared the following comment via the Facebook:
“You are called Chur when you come to gurdwara with Bad Intention as to steal golok, revenge or bad mouth. This program is on SGGS Ji. A gurdwara is the place for Gurbani Vechar. and the Vechar is on Shabad. Suddenly someone gets up and raise his voice with No respect to sanggat and Guru Ji and not relevant to Gurbani. So we told him politely to give his most respect to SGGS Ji. If he is not happy than to move out. And during Q&A to raise his doubts.
The Gurdwara is in the Hands of Parbandak Committee and we managed it. We r fully in charge.
He raised his voice in the presence of SGGS ji and his intention is to stop the Vechar. But we told him politely to leave as NOT to cause further ruckus.
Let me remind Malaysia Sikhs, we don’t want incident happening in Canada to happen in Malaysia. Kirpan attack in Darbar Sahib.
No one can stop Gurbani Verchar from SGGS ji in a Gurdwara and we will be having more programs soon. Churs are not welcomed. Come to Gurdwara as A Sikh. To learn and understand Gurbani. By the way, Ampang Sanggat and management Committee are very United. So Mr Chur, no more problems from you in Ampang. Gurfateh Ji.”
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