kdsingh80 Posted August 12, 2011 Report Share Posted August 12, 2011 AMRITSAR: Jatehdar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh here on Monday asked all the candidates of all political parties contesting SGPC general elections to follow the Sikh religious tenets strictly with letter and sprits. Talking to Pioneer, Jatehdar said that as per Sikh religion, family members of all the candidates who were contesting SGPC election should come forward to become baptised Sikh to set better example for Sikh masses. He said that elections of SGPC were meant to run the Sikh religious body (SGPC) with Sikh customs and to decimate the message of Sikhism across the world. Talking about the use of liquor, he said that use of drug or liquor by any of the candidate of any party during election would be considered blasphemous act as per the Sikh tenets. Jatehdar said that as per Sikh tents use of any kind intoxicant by Sikhs was sin and such acts couldn’t ever be tolerated by Akal Takht if brought in notice. He said that baptised Sikh and his family was always advised not to serve or consume any intoxicant, if anybody break the Sikh tenets would have to appear at Akal Takht for explanation whereupon guilty could be punished as per Sikh customs, if didn’t appear in such circumstances guilty to be excommunicated from the Sikh fold. Moreover, Sikh Gurdwara Election Commission had already strictly laid conditions not to distribute liquor to voters in order to get vote for victory of elections being fought for religious body, said Jatehdar. He said that it was highly unfortunate that number of unemployed youth in rural and urban Punjab were reportedly found drug addicted and here it became the duty of SGPC members and candidates contesting elections should work for drug de-addiction besides election campaign. However, SGPC elections would be held on September 18 and result to be declared on September 22nd, thereafter the executive body and SGPC president to be chosen by the winning candidates. http://punjabnewsline.com/content/akal-takht-jatehdar-asks-families-candidates-sgpc-elections-become-baptised-sikh/32688 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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