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Saturday 21st of October 2006

PW News Bureau

Amritsar Sahib (KP) - Panthic Weekly has received information that Sri Akal Takht Sahib has summoned anti-Panthic writer Inder S. Ghagga and his associates for their mis-parchar against the Sikh Nation.

The sandesh signed by Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, has ordered a boycott of Inder S Ghagga, Gurcharan S Jeeonwala, Manjit S Sihota, Karamjit S Gill, Amandeep S Kang, Gurmit Sinh, Parminder S Parmar, and Jasbir S Mangat, and banned them from utilizing any Panthic stage or platform.

Furthermore, they have been asked Ghagga to stop his anti-Sikh propaganda, appear before Sri Akal Takht Sahib and ask for public forgiveness. Until then, the Sikh Sangat is instructed to continue the ban against these individuals.

TRanslation and copy of Sandesh from Akal Takht Sahib calling for a boycott against Ghagga and his associates:



# 306/3410 Date: 10/21/06


Akal Takht Sahib has been notified by the Ontario Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Toronto, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Malton Mississauga, Sikh Spiritual Center Toronto, Gurdwara Jot Parkash Sahib Toronto, Ontario Gurdwara Sikh Council, and other affiliated Gurdwara Sahibs and Sikh Sangat from Toronto, Canada, that Prof. Inder Singh Ghaggha, author of “Sada BeRa Eao Garkeyaâ€, who is also a staunch supporter of Gurbaksh Sinh Kala Afghana’s anti-Gurmat views, has been trying to cause confusion within the local Sangat with joint efforts of Gurcharan Singh Jeonvala, Manjit Singh (Sahota), Karamjeet Singh (Gill), Amandeep Singh (Kang) Gurmeet Singh, Parminder Singh Parmar and Jasbir Singh.

Looking at the rising tensions and concerns within the local Sangat, it is being mandated by Akal Takht Sahib that until Prof. Inder Singh Ghaggha does not appear before Akal Takht Sahib, and seeks an apology to assure that his anti-Gurmat writings (“Sada BeRa Eao Garkeya†and others) will be discontinued for further publication and circulation, him and his supporters, namely: Gurcharan Singh Jeonvala, Manjit Singh (Sahota), Karamjeet Singh (Gill), Amandeep Singh (Kang) Gurmeet Singh, Parminder Singh (Parmar) and Jasbir Singh (Mangat) and other supporters should not be allowed to speak from any Gurdwara Sahib or Panthic stage.

Sikh Sangat is also being advised to not offer any kind of support to any seminars or conferences organized by the persons who have been put into question. Along with that, Sikh Sangat should keep up their efforts to raise awareness of anti-Panthic activities of these individuals.


Joginder Singh

Jathedar (Akal Takht Sahib)


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Sikh missionary excommunicated

for blasphemous writings

Varinder Walia

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 22

Taking strong and suo-moto exception to the alleged blasphemous writings and statements by Prof Inder Singh Ghagha, an alumnus of Sikh Missionary College, Ludhiana, Akal Takht today directed the Sikh sangat to stop him forthwith from carrying out his religious activities all over the world.

In a directive issued on the letter head of Akal Takht, the Jathedar also took similar action against Prof Ghagha's associates, including Mr Gurcharan Singh Jeeonwala, Mr Manjit Singh Sahota, Mr Karamjit Singh Gill, Mr Amandeep Singh Kang, Mr Gurmit Singh , Mr Parminder Singh Parmar, Mr Jasbir Singh Mangat and their associates.

The development is considered unprecedented since Prof Ghagga and his associates were not given an opportunity to clarify their respective positions.

Finding the remarks too obnoxious, the Akal Takhat this time directed the Sikhs not to allow Prof Ghagha and his associates to speak from any gurdwara or panthak stage.

Earlier, one Bhag Singh of Ambala was also excommunicated on the same grounds for writing against 'benati choupai' and 'ardas'. However, he had presented himself before the Akal Takht and sought forgiveness. Later, Mr Gurbax Singh Kala Afghana was excommunicated from the Sikh panth for the same reasons.

Of late, many petitions had been pouring in against Prof Ghagha, He and his group had been indulging in blasphemous writings against the Sikh ideology and 'gurbani', they allege.

Interestingly, Ghagha claims himself to be associated with missionary colleges but the Sikh Missionary College, Ludhiana, declared that he was not associated with the institute. The same statement had come from Gurmat Gian Missionary College where Ghagha was teaching. Mr Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba, editor of the community journal Sant Sipahi, criticsed these statements saying that merely saying that he was not associated with them had no meaning unless these institutions condemned the writings of Ghagha and Kala Afghana.

Prof Ghagha who had been an ardent supporter of cop-turned- Sikh scholar Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana, is presently in Canada. His speeches there triggered physical clashes between rival groups and the atmosphere was getting surcharged.

Ghagha started with casting aspersions against the 'bani' of Guru Gobind Singh and then came down to passing adverse remarks on the 'bani' and history of all the gurus.

The Akal Takhat directive has also given a stern direction to Sikhs not to cooperate in any of the seminars and conventions organised by Ghagha and his associates.

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