Let us introspect Prof. Kirpal Singh ji. We have many Surrogate Organisations who are on the scene only for issuing statements. But the Sikhs all over the world do not expect such non-serious approach from SGPC. During the last 50 years or so
- See how much Sikhi had been undermined by the Self-styled Panthic Party of the Sikhs (Shiromani Akali Dal),
- How come that the Akali candidates require BJP ticket for their promotions in politics,
- Calendar was distorted,
- History too was distorted,
- Rehit Maryada too is being given quit-chit,
- Authority of the Ecclesiastical Court of Sri Akal Takhat too is undermined,
- Martyrs like Baba Deep Singh ji are too dishonoured in our books,
- Meditation of Guru Tegh Bahadur too is questioned,
- SGPC Website is hijacked by ex-communicated Bhekhi Sikhs,
- People who had distorted Sikh history, theology, ethics etc are being honoured by the SGPC.
- Centenary Celebrations are conducted in wrong years for political reasons.
- Our sacred scriptures, housed in Sikh Reference Library, taken away by the army and later on returned under proper receipts are now missing along with 28 Hukamnamas.
- Sikh Itihas Research Board is defunct for the last so many years and about 70 Publications of SGPC are still to be published.
No book in English on Sikh Gurus, Sikh Philosophy, Theology.
Ethics had been published till date to match the academic standards. Even a Biography of Guru Ram Das is still to be written to give a befitting tribute to the founder of Ramdaspur. Project of translation of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjabi as well as English with transliteration and Exhaustive Glossary and Commentary started in 2008 is still to see the light. In view of these glaring mistakes of the past by SGPC the land is barren and every type of intruder is undermining the Sikhs and Sikh Gurus in connivance with SGPC officials. You can refer 21 letters addressed to you on these various matters.
Silence may please the earthly masters, who claim that they do not interfere in SGPC affairs, but in the Court of King of Kings((Satiguru), it will be difficult to avoid the Truth: “Othe sacha hi sach nibrai.”
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 23
Expressing concern over what he described as “sustained efforts to play down the role of Sikhs in the freedom struggle and to distort the Sikh history”, SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar today said they would counter such efforts.
Talking to The Tribune on the sidelines of a seminar on the role of Sikhs in freedom struggle here, Badungar said an SGPC delegation would visit the Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar later this week to gather facts as to how the role of Sikhs, who remained in that jail, was underplayed in the cultural programme held for tourists on the jail premises. The issue was also recently raised by Akali MP Prem Singh Chandumajra in the Lok Sabha following which the Union Cultural Ministry had sought a report from the authorities concerned.
It is a fact that a large number of Sikhs remained in that jail in connection with the freedom struggle. While many died, others settled there after their release as they had no means to return to their native places, said Badungar. “We will urge the authorities concerned to give a due place to the Sikh freedom fighters in the progamme held there,” he said.
The SGPC would soon publish a book about Sikh freedom fighters, he said.
Badungar alleged that many historians had distorted the Sikh history. “We will set up a committee of scholars to examine the distortions and correct the same,” he said, claiming that the first battle for the freedom of the country was started by Sikhs in 1849 and its first martyr was Maharaj Singh, who was hanged to death for rebellion against the British. “It is wrong to declare the 1857 mutiny as first battle for country’s freedom,” he added.