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isMG sBf ieMtrnYsLnl kfnPrMs vwloN pfs kIqy gey mqy

agsq 2, 2003, rojLivwl, kYlyPornIaf

1[ aWj df ieh iekWT jQydfr sRI akfl qKLq sfihb vloN sR[ guuuurbKsL isMG kflf aPLgfnf pRqI pMQ ivcoN Cykx dy afdysL nUM apRvfn krdf hY ikAuNik ieh Drm inaF dy ivprIq aqy sLromxI gurduafrf pRbMDk kmytI sRI aMimRqsr vloN sQfipq Drm pRcfr kmytI dy PYsly dy Ault iek bdlf-lAU kfrvfeI hY.

2[ sLoRmxI gurduafrf pRbMDk kmytI qy hor isK sMsQfvF qy smUh gurisK sMgqF nUM apIl krdf hY ik gur-ieqhfs nUM klMikq krn vflI pusqk gur iblfs pfqsLfhI 6vIN dy sMpfdk aqy ibprvfd dy hmfieqI BfeI joigMdr isMG vydFqI nMU sRI akfl qKLq sfihb dI jQydfrI qoN htfieaf jfvy .

3[ isMG sBf ieMtrnYsLnl sRI gurU gMRQ sfihb jI dI Cqr Cfieaf hyT sRI akfl qKLq sfihb dI Aucqf nUM pRvfn krdI hoeI bynqI krdI hY ik ivcfrDfrk isDFqk msilaF bfry isK ivdvfnF nUM kZx-kZfAux dI QF Drm pRcfr kmytI dy inXmF anusfr ivdvfnF dI sBf ivc ivcfr sihq nijTx dI iprq pfeI jfvy.

4[ aWj df ieh iekWT mihsUs krdf hY ik pMQ ivc sB qoN vDyry bRRfhmxvfd PYlfAux df kfrn 'dmdmI tksfl jQf iBMzrF' aqy 'aKMz kIrqnI jQf' hn ikAuN ik iehnF dy dbdby hyT gurUzMm aqy zyrfvfd nUM AuqsLfh imilaf hY. loV hY ik Drm pRcfr kmytI sRI aMimRqsr vloN  iehnF sMsQfvF vloN pRkfisLq pusqkF nUM vI ivdvfnF dI sBf ivc gurbfxI dI rOsLnI ivc ivcfiraf jfvy.

5[ sLORmxI kmytI nUM purjLor apIl krdf hY ik Auh sR[ gurbKLsL isMG kflf aPLgfnf pRqI jQydfr, sRI akfl qKLq vloN idqy afdysL nUM vfps krvfey aqy gurmiq isDFqF nUM inrml qy inafrf drsfAux vflI AuhnF dI pusqkI syvf leI snmfinq kry.

6[ nfnksLfhI kYlMzr nUM sLRo[ pR[ kmytI vloN lfgU krn dI pRsMsf krdf hY aqy afs krdf hY ik afAux vfly smyN ivWc kYlMzr ivWclf bRfhmxI pRBfv vI dUr kr idWqf jvygf.

7[ sRo[ gu[ pR[ kmytI qoN purjLor mMg krdf hY ik aKOqI dsm gRMQ bfryy, ijs nUM do qKqF Auupr sLRI guurUUUuU gRMQ sfihb qul mfnqf idqI jFdI hY, jldI hI sLpWsLt inrxf ilaf jfvy qF jo sRI gurU gRMQ sfihb jI dI srb AuWcqf aqy mhfnqf kfiem rih sky .

8[ gurU gRMQ sfihb jI dI bfxI nUM muwK rwKidaF hoieaF iswK dy smuwcy jIvn nfl sbMiDq iksy vI kMm ivc, iesqRI jF pursL nUM muwK rwK kyy, iksy iksm df koeI vI ivqkrf nhIN kIqf jf skdf. gurmiq dy ies muZlyy isDFq nUM aml ivc ilaFdf jfvy .

9[ aWj df iekWT purjLor mMg krdf hY ik "afsf kI vfr" df kIrqn gur asQfnF qy sfihb sRI gurU gRMQ dy aMdr drj bfxI anusfr kIqf jfvy ( pfAuVIaF aqy slok ) ikAu Nik ies ivc kIqI afpxy vloN qbdIlI afpxy afp nUM gurU qoN isafxf drsfAux df koJf Xqn hY jo inrol mnmiq hY gurmiq nhIN.


snmfn pWqr

pRoPYsr gurmuK isMG purskfr

siqkfr Xog sR[ gurbKLsL isMG jI 'kflf aPLgfnf'

afp jI vloN gurmiq isDFqF dI inrmlqf aqy inrflypx bfry kIqy kRFqIkfrI Koj kfrj ny gurmiq pRymIaF dy ihridaF ivc ibprvfd dy mfrU pRBfv pRqI jfgrUkqf qy gurbfxI nUM ivcfr sihq pVHx dI rucI Auqpn kIqI hY.'sRI gurU gMRQ sfihb drpx' dy krqf ipRMsIpl sfihb isMG (zI[ ilt[) qoN bfad afp aijhy pihly lyKk ho ijsny gurmiq pRcfr KLyqr ivc bRhmxvfd dy gLlby nUM dUr krn ihq spsLtqf qy inrBYqf sihq klmI syvf kIqI hY. ies dy PlsrUp aWj 2 agsq, 2003 nMU isMG sBf ieMtrnYsLnl, rojLivl, kYlyPornIaf afpxI qIsrI ivsLv isK kfnPrMs smyN afp jI nUM pRoPYsr gurmuK isMG purskfr nfl snmfinq krdI hY. 20vIN sdI dy afrMB ivc isMG sBf lihr dy moZIaF ivcoN igafnI idWq isMG jI dy pRyrk-sfQI pRoPYsr gurmuK isMG, aYsy kRFqIkfrI gurisK ivdvfn hoey hn ijhnF ny afpxI lyKxI aqy iviKafnF rfhIN isK kOm nUM jgfieaf aqy gurdfvfrf sfihbfn ivc pRvysL kr cuky ibprvfd nUM kWZx vfsqy isrqoV Xqn kIqy. ijs dy isty vjoN Aus smyN dy pujfrI vrg ny AuhnF pRqI sRI akfl qKLq sfihb vloN pMQ ivcoNN Cykx df afdysL jfrI kIqf. ijs nUM hux sqMbr, 1995 ivc hoey ivsLv isK sMmyln smyN jQydfr, sRI akfl qKLq sfihb vloN vfps ilaf igaf. isMG sBf ieMtrnYsLnl mihsUs krdI hY ik jQydfr, sRI akfl qKLq sfihb vloN afp jI nfl kIqf ivhfr pRoPYsr gurmuK isMG nfl kIqI kfrvfeI dI qrjmfnI hY, ijs nUM sUJvfn gurisK sMgqF kdI vI pRvfn nhIN krngIaF aqy afp jI vloN kIqI ilKqI syvf nUM hmysLF hI snmfn idMdIaF rihxgIaF. afp jI vloN ibrD avsQf ivc afpxI pqnI pRkfsL kOr dy sihXog duafrf ilKIaF drjn qoN vD pusqkF ny dysL-ivdysL ivc iek aijhI kRFqIkfrI lihr clf idqI hY, ijhVI pMQ ivcoN ibprn dI rIq nUM jVoN kWZ mfrygI aqy bRfhmx dIaF ipClg sMprdfeI qfkqF, ijhVIaF quhfzy vrgy pMQ dy anmol hIiraf nUM pMQ ivroDI ds ky kNOm df dfrsLink nuksfn krdIaF hn, pRRBfvhIn hoNxgIaF. gurmiq nUM inrml qy inafrf drsfAux ihq kIqI syvf pRqI gurmiq ihqYsLI afp jI dy sdf irxI rihxgy. sfzI hfridk ardfs hY ik akfl purK afp jI nUM ishqmMd lMbI Aumr bKLsLy qF jo gurU nfnk-sWc dI rOsLnI ivc afp jI dI klm afAux vflIaF pIVIHaF df pQ-prdrsLn krdI rhy.

dfs : hrdyyv isMMG sLyyrigl, skwqr jnrl, isMG sBf ieMtrnYsLnl

hor bhuq sfrIaF PotoaF vyKx leI ieWQy kilk kro jI


SI LETTER TO JATHEDAR GURCHARAN SINGH TOHRA

Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra

President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee,

Sri Amritsar, India

Dear Sardar Gurcharan SinghTohra ji,

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh

As you are already aware Jathedar of Akal Takhat Joginder Singh Vedanti issued an order excommunicating Sardar Gurbaksh Singh Kala Afghana, the writer of ten very informative and original books on Sikh theology. We have gone through the proceedings of the action taken by the ‘Panj Singhs.’ On careful examination, we find that the action is basically inspired by vindictiveness. Step by step analysis of the proceedings also shows that the other motivating force comprises the dictates of powers wedded to obscurantism, Baba culture, vegetarianism and the worship of the so-called dasamgranth. You will notice that all these powers are opposed to the mainstream Sikhi.

Under the influence of these sampardayas, Vedanti ji planned to destroy Kala Afghana. Vedanti ji refused to supply a copy of the complaint, did not hear the representatives of Kala Afghana, did not consider the unimpeachable evidence presented to him and has nowhere indicated as to what is found to be wrong with his writings.

After accepting Kala Afghana’s inability to appear before them due to health and legal problems, the Five Singhs ordered him to appear for videoconference at Sri Dashmesh Darbar Gurdwara in Vancouver (Surrey). This was cancelled one hour before the conference was scheduled to begin. Recently when the Five Singhs were present at Chicago, the sangat of Chicago proposed that they hear Kala Afghana during that visit. This offer was spurned with contempt. His books were banned long before the order of excommunication was issued on July 10, 2003. All social intercourse with him was also forbidden at Chicago much before that. All this has been done without giving a hearing and without giving any justification for the drastic action.

It is obvious that this action has been taken at the behest of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its associates the Akhand Kirtani Jatha, the post 1984 Damdami Taksal and the dera-owners. The aim of all these organizations is to impose their own Rahit Maryada on the entire Sikh panth. The RSS has never failed to indicate that its aim is to destroy Sikhi as propounded in the Guru Granth ji and to have it replaced by the tenets of ‘dasamgranth.

Like the langar hukamnamah and the excommunication of seven Canadian Sikhs, this ostracizing of Kala Afghana by the Jathedar has divided the Sikhs in the Punjab and in the diaspora in to two warring groups.

The excommunication of a Sikh is not authorized by Gurbani, Sikh Rahit Maryada, Sikh tradition or by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Act. It has no valid precedent. The clergy in Sikhism are just scripture readers and caretakers of the shrines. The clergy class has no justification for its existence in the Sikh religion or tradition.

Thanks to the new information revolution, the Sikh masses are very well aware of the true message of Gurbani and the position of the clergy in Sikhism. They now refuse to accept the dictates of the irresponsible clergy trained at schismatic deras, taksals and sampardaya whose basic tenets require them to militate against the true spirit of Sikhi Their preaching is based on anti-gurmat writings grounded in spurious texts such as Gurbilas Patshahi 6. (See attached summary of anti-gurmat contents of this book in Punjabi).

Since as President of the SGPC you are the appointing authority for the Jathdar of the Akal Takhat, it is important to bring to your notice that the SGPC has taken a completely biased stand on this issue. The SGPC had in recent past withdrawn the Gurbilas Patshahi 6 edited and promoted by Joginder Singh Vedanti due to adverse publicity generated by Kala Afgana’s critique of this book. The offending author Joginder Singh Vedanti is however left unpunished for his deliberate attempt to grossly misguide the Sikhs and an unbiased pro-gurmat writer like Kala Afgana whose forte is pure gurmat is humiliated by ex communication.

Our contention is that all the books written by Kala Afghana are in accordance with the dictates of the Bani of Guru Granth Sahib.

In the light of the above, we request you to take steps to suspend the unauthorized and whimsical orders of the clergy in excommunicating Gurbaksh Singh Kala Afghana and to take urgent steps to rescind the entire action, at your earliest convenience.

Thanking you, With regards, Yours sincerely,

Hardev Singh Shergill, Secretary-General, SSI,

On behalf of the delegates at the 3rd Annual Conference of The Singh Sabha International, held at Sikh Center Roseville, California, USA on August 1 & 2, 2003.




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