COVENTRY, UK—Earlier right now, a scuffle broke out at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Parkash Coventry after the stage secretary, Malkit Singh Bal, questioned the UK Damdami Taksal for placing the Sahibzaade and its personal Jathedars in parallel.
“I don’t want to communicate [on this matter], nonetheless I’ve to convey it up. I want to know why [the UK Damdami Taksal] places Baba Thakur Singh on the identical stage because the Sahibzaadas of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. One is the household of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Guru who gave up every part for the Panth. They’re placing Baba Thakur Singh in parallel to them.”
Poster of this system held in reminiscence of Baba Thakur Singh in December 2016
Secretary Bal was talking a couple of latest program held at Gurdwara Gur Nanak Parkash in Coventry to commemorate the passing away of Baba Thakur Singh Ji, the 14th jathedar of the Damdami Taksal. Bal talked about that “this system was being organized to recollect Baba Thakur Singh Ji, nevertheless, it had no point out of the Shaheed Sahibzaade.” Quite the opposite, the poster, in addition to the posts on Fb point out this system as “Sahibzaade Shaheedi Smagam & Barsi Baba Thakur Singh 2016 UK”.
Video clip from the incident –
Nonetheless, following this, Bal questioned, “What has Baba Thakur Singh Ji carried out for the Panth? For 20 years, he continued to mislead the Sangat.” Bal was referring to Baba Thakur Singh Ji’s declare that Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale by no means achieved martyrdom in 1984. That is why Baba Thakur Singh remained because the “performing-Jathedar” in absence of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji.
Bal’s feedback irked a few of the youth who have been current on the Gurdwara. They went to the entrance podium and tried to cease the secretary from talking. Quickly after, the entire state of affairs turned tense and police was referred to as into the Gurdwara. A number of cops entered the Gurdwara with naked heads and footwear to escort the stage secretary out.
Following the incident, UK Sikhs have been requested to chorus from indulging in controversial issues. Extremism and hatred is on the all time excessive inside Sikhs throughout UK and internationally. Very just lately, the Jago Wale Jatha and UK primarily based supporters of Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma held a program in Birmingham the place they handed a decision that anybody who questions the Damdami Taksal must face extreme penalties. Jago Wale Jatha have been banned by a number of Gurdwaras throughout Europe for radicalizing Sikh youth.
Mandeep Singh, a Gursikh from UK posted on Fb, “This could’ve been handled extra maturely. Ought to’ve simply taken the mic off him and requested him to go to the aspect. The largest beadbi was the police coming in with no head masking and sneakers on into Darbar Sahib! Plus all of the picture of Singhs being tarnished with yet one more struggle happening in entrance of aam sangat with kids current. The person might’ve been handled afterwards. Simply take away the mic that was all that wanted to be executed.”
In response to the view posted by Harsimran Jit Singh, one of many youth who stood as much as quiet the stage secretary, Ranjit Seehra, mentioned, “Appeared like a rhetorical query except there was mischievous ideas within the air already. Unhappy unhappy scenario when this occurs.”