Monday, August 28, 2006
Hong Kong Sikhs clarify stand on Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib
Below is a article that i found in tribune news today. In fact, I did when to the Hindu temple and saw the bedi happening!.. Some chardikala singh could not tolerate and their eyes were full of tears, we did ardas, took the old saroop (Sindhis bhai requested). Currently their is still one saroop without any respect and care. May Waheguru himself bless us with this seva and justify. Waheguru...Waheguru...

Hong Kong Sikhs clarify stand on Guru Granth Sahib
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 27
Sikhs residing in Hong Kong have clarified their position over the controversy regarding the installation of Guru Granth Sahib in a Hindu temple at Kowloon.

Reacting to news reports in The Tribune of August 13, the Sikh Sangat in a letter held that it was in no way against Sindhis living in Hong Kong because both communities follow Guru Granth Sahib and believe that all human beings are equal. But Guru Granth Sahib has to be respected according to Sikh rehat maryada.

The Sikh Sangat and Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, requested Kowloon Sindhi temple through the Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) Management Committee last month that it could install Guru Granth Sahib by following the Sikh code of conduct.

Even in the past, it was brought to the notice of the Sindhis in the Hindu temple and they were requested a few times by various senior Sikhs, including the former president of the Gurdwara Management Committee to install Guru Granth Sahib in the temple. Moreover, the former president had even offered to make all the arrangements to install Sri Guru Granth Sahib as per Sikh rehat maryada.

At present, the Sikh Sangat held Guru Granth Sahib has been installed next to the idols which Sikhism prohibits. Further, most of the devout, including the priest, do not cover their heads while entering the temple. And at times, chairs are used for sitting in the temple. Further, no rituals of opening and closing of Guru Granth Sahib are followed. And the temple has not employed any Sikh priest to follow rehat maryada.

Further, the sangat also clarified that no dispute was ever reported to the police but certain so-called well-meaning persons were trying to create misunderstandings between Sikhs and Sindhis for their personal gains. Further, the sangat also questioned Mr Gulbir Singh Batra who himself sat in chair in front of Guru Granth Sahib. He has admitted it in front of the Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple Managements Committee.



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