Resolution Passed Allowing Sikh Women to do Kirtan at Sri Darbar Sahib

The Resolution was passed by the Punjab State Assembly which requests the Akal Takht to allow Sikh women to do kirtan inside Sri Darbar Sahib. 

Chandigarh, Nov 7 (PTI) The Punjab Assembly on Thursday collectively passed a goals encouraging the Akal Takht and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to enable Sikh ladies to sing shabads in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The goals was moved by state MLA Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa who said Sikhism organizer Guru Nanak Dev battled for women rights.

He dismissed an Akali representative stating that as per Sikh ”rehat maryada” (strict implicit rules), Sikh ladies are not permitted to perform ”Kirtan” at the ”Darbar Sahib”. He called attention to that even Akali pioneer Jagir Kaur had looked for consent for Sikh ladies to perform Kirtan sewa at Sri Darbar Sahib.

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“There was no notice in the Sikh history where women did not get equal rights,” said Bajwa, regretting that Sikh ladies were not permitted to perform Kirtan Sewa till now.

Just Sikh men perform ”Kirtan” at the Golden Temple starting at now.

Interfering with Bajwa, Akali MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa said that through this goals, proceeded onward the finishing up day of the exceptional session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, endeavors were being made to delineate that the Akal Takht (preeminent transient seat of Sikhs) or the SGPC (summit gurdwara body) are purposely rejecting ladies to sing shabads at the Golden Temple.

He further said he concurred with the sentiments of Bajwa, yet affirmed the Akal Takht was at that point mindful of this issue.

To this, Bajwa said he was not testing the authority of the Akal Takht however simply mentioning it and the SGPC to enable Sikh ladies to sing shabads at the Golden Temple.

Dhindsa inquired as to whether it was an administration goals or individual goals.

Interceding in the exchange, AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan condemned Akali pioneers for bringing up issues over the goals brought by the administration.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which prior questioned the wording of the goals, later turned out in help.

Lok Insaaf Party official Simarjeet Singh Bains expressed gratitude toward Bajwa for bringing this goals.

According to the goals, “Guru Nanak Dev had pictured a general public where there would be the wrong spot for segregation or qualification based on position or statement of faith, economic wellbeing or sexual orientation, a general public that will be founded on the rule of libertarianism and focused on welfare of all.”

“It is therefore that there is no occasion of segregation in Gurbani or Sikh Gurus history at any level among man and lady. It is, notwithstanding, grievous that the Sikh ladies are not permitted to perform ”Kirtan” in the sanctum sanctorum of the Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, the most revered sanctuary of the Sikhs where there is no space for segregation.”

“This session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha requests to the Jathedar of Akal Takht and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to end this prejudicial practice that disregards the substance of Gurbani and enable Sikh ladies to perform Kirtan.” PTI CHS VSD TIR



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