The system set out by Sikh Gurus of selection rather then election has been completely ignored by Sikhs. Sikhs elect non-amritdharis and people with power to lead them and suffer the same fate each time. Rather then selecting honest sevadars and GurSikhs, Sikhs elect people with agendas who further divide the Sikh Quam.
The failure of Takht Jathedars becomes apparent after the supreme authorities of Sikhs get controlled by governments. The propaganda gets unleashed and Panthic issues never get solved. Honest sevadaars who have the ability to lead the quam never get a chance because Sikhs make the same mistake every time.
Sikhs refuse to adopt the Sarbatt Khalsa system of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Puratan system to sort out Panthic issues.
The interesting point from this whole fiasco is that most Sikh groups haven’t opposed the decision but actually supporting Tara Singh.
Kar Sewa Babe of Hazur Sahib welcomed Tara Singh with open arms and gave him a Siropa. Granthis and sevadars of Takht Hazur Sahib presented Tara Singh with gifts and Siropa and honored him.
The pictures of the welcomes ceremonies by Sikhs in Hazur Sahib show they were glad to have Tara Singh as their president.
Even Akali Dal leader Prem Singh Chandumajra is seen presenting gift to Tara Singh.
The failure of the Akal Takht Jathedar and other Takht Jathedar has become quite clear after the appointment of Tara Singh, because The Jathedars haven’t objected.
In a media report a Sikh scholar named Ashok Bagarian said, “There cannot be a greater disrespect to the sacred memory of Guru Gobind Singh than a non-baptised Sikh heading the board for administrative control of the place dedicated to the sacred ‘amrit’ river.”
The Sikh community around the world expressed anger and urged the Akal Takht to take action against the matter.
SGPC secretary Manjeet Singh from Calcutta said, “The saffron brigade has taken over the management of Takht Hazur Sahib.” “Where is the ruling Akali Dal today and why doesn’t it hold a ‘morcha’ against the BJP or sever its ties with it over the issue.”
He also accused SGPC head Makkar that he didn’t waste anytime taking over board of Takht Sri Patna Sahib but played “lip service” when BJP took over Hazur Sahib board.
SGPC president Avtar Makkar said, “Maharashtra government led by BJP is interfering in religious affairs of Sikhs.”
Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, “said that Tara Singh is not eligible for the post and directed to appoint a person with religious nature.”