A 2009 video has gone viral showing Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and Preneet Kaur putting tilak on Guru Granth Sahib Ji and violating maryada.
The video was recorded at Dera Baba Biram Dass at Rodewal Village in Patiala district. The politicians are accused in violating maryada as no such tradition of putting tilak on Guru Sahib exists.
After talking with a media entity in Punjab, Chandumajra said he said he was aware of the 2008 incident but didn’t perform any tilak on Guru Sahib. He added, “I wasn’t aware of any maryada and this question should be directed to Akal Takht Sahib.”
When the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh was approached on the issue he stated such an act of putting tilak on Guru Granth Sahib Ji is against Sikh code of conduct as it’s a hindu ritual. When told the politicians committed the sacrilege, the Jathedar responded by saying the politicians can’t be summoned regarding the issue.
However, he said Sikh sangat should be aware that such rituals shouldn’t be performed.