Jathedars met with difficult questions from US Sikh Sangat

The Jathedar of Akal Takht and two other Sikh high priests from Takht Patna Sahib and Takht Kesgarh Sahib faced an unsavoury situation in a Sikh Gurdwara in the USA when a youth posed ‘‘difficult’’ questions in the presence of Sikh Sangat. Jathedar Vedanti, who returned from the USA today said Akal Takht might initiate action against such youths.

Jathedar Vedanti admitted that he and two other jathedaras had visited certain Gurdwaras which did not follow the maryada of Akal Takht. He, however, added that personal visits were the only way to salvage the situation. He admitted that he had visited Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno during his visit to the USA and asked them to follow the maryada prescribed by Akal Takht and the SGPC.

Sikh sangat in the USA rued that the jathedars of three takhts along with the SGPC secretary, and Darbar Sahib manager, had become part of a controversy when they visited institutions that did not follow the hukamnamas barring tables and chairs from langar halls.

Jathedar Vedanti, claimed that the organisers of the function had apologised to him for giving time to one Prabhsharndeep Singh who had openly criticised them and SGPC functionaries, thereby creating a ruckus in a function. However, Mr Dalmegh Singh, Secretary, SGPC and Mr Roop Singh, Manager, Darbar Sahib, came to the rescue of the jathedars and quickly escorted them away from sangat.

Bhajneet Singh, Prabhsharandeep Singh, Amardeep Singh and others raised questions like why Baba Daljit Singh of Chicago had been let off so easily and had not been instructed to retake Amrit? Why hasn’t Jathedar Vedanti taken any action against Badal’s wife for visiting Ashutosh? Why haven’t they taken actions against SGPC and DSGMC members that associate with RSS and attend their anti-Sikhi functions? Why are the Jathedars attending 3HO functions, and addressing Yogi Bhajan with the “Sri Singh Sahib’ title?