Jathedar: We are Supreme and Above Panj Pyare

They can’t take such decisions, says Makkar; we’re supreme, asserts Akal Takht jathedar Amritsar, Punjab: Plunging the Sikh ‘panth’ into a deeper crisis over pardon to Sirsa dera head, defiant Panj Pyaras asked the five Sikh jathedars to step down for hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikh community by taking decisions that were in […]

“Takht Jathedars are Like Clerks Now” Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh

After Jathedar Nandgarh was ousted by the SGPC, past Jathedars and leaders have stepped up and said the Jathedars are controlled by political party. Sikhs worldwide have expressed outrage by the way Damdama Sahib Jathedar was removed by the SGPC’s executive committee. Many are calling on a Sarbatt Khalsa to make the decisions for the […]

Petition against Akal Takht Jathedar Goes Viral

A new petition against Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has gone viral and in a single day has already received over 700 signatures. The petition alleges that Giani Gurbachan Singh has “Failed to support the Sikh Sangat and Bhai Gurbaksh Singh by declaring the hunger strike morcha of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh as anti-gurmat after meeting […]

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 […]

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 […]