Akal Takht jathedar Bans Use of title ‘Patshahi’ by any Sikh Individual

AMRITSAR: After imposing ban on installation (Parkash) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in houses of Sikhs with bars, the jathedar (leader of community) of Sikhs supreme temporal seat — Akal Takht — has barred using the title of ‘ Patshahi’ by any individual except while mentioning Sikh Gurus. While talking to TOI on Saturday jathedar of Akal […]

Authority of Akal Takht Jathedar Challenged in Court For the First Time Ever, Petition Filed in Court Alleging Criminal Contempt of Court

For the first time, a petition has been filed challenging an order and, thereby, the authority of the jathedar of Akal Takht, highest temporal seat of Sikhs. It came up for hearing in the Delhi high court on Tuesday and was adjourned for October 23. The petition that came up before the bench of justice […]

Positive Meeting of Sikhs in UK with Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh

LONDON, UK (September 30, 2013)—A number of the members of the Board of Jathedars and Executive Committee of the Sikh Council UK met with Giani Gurbachan Singh the Jathedar of the Akal Takht  at Ramgharia Sabha, Southall and discussed various issues concerning the Sikh community. Principal Gurmukh Singh then made some introductory remarks about the […]

Akal Takht Jathedar calls for intensive preaching of Sikhism in Foreign Countries

Has the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhism and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandik Committee (SGPC) created sufficient awareness about Sikh identity and Sikh religion worldwide, to prevent members of the community from becoming victims of ‘hate crime’ , particularly after the 9/11 terror strikes in the United States (US)? Both feel that adequate […]

Akal Takht Jathedar Has Asked PM To Raise Issue of Hate Crimes Against Sikhs With Obama

Amritsar, September 25 Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the issue of hate crime against Sikhs with US President Barack Obama during his ongoing US visit. Addressing mediapersons here today, the Jathedar said: “The Prime Minister must raise the issue of ensuring safety of life and property […]

Jathedars Meet, Punish SGPC Member for Violating 2007 Akal Takht Directive

The Sikh high Jathedars have held Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Navtej Singh Kauni guilty of violating a 2007 directive of the Akal Takht and directed him to undergo 18-day ‘tankha’ (religious punishment) to atone for his ‘sin’ of defiance of the highest temporal seat of Sikhism. Kauni’s guilt related to his attending a […]