Ravidassia community part of Sikh faith: SGPC
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010, 22:11
  
Amritsar: In the wake of recognition of Ravidassia community as a separate religion by Dera Sachkhand Ballan, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on Thursday described them as part of the Sikh faith.

"Guru Shri Ravidas was highly respectable in Sikh community and the Sikh community has high esteem for the followers of Shri Guru Ravidas as they are inseparable part of Sikh fold," SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar told reporters here.

Makkar also thanked Sri Guru Ravidass Sadhu Sampradaye society for rejecting the separate religion for the community, declared by Dera Sachkhand Ballan at Seer Gowardhanpur in Banaras, few days back.

On the issue of former Jatehdar Akal Takht professor Darshan Singh Ragi who was recently excommunicated from Sikh fold by Akal Takht (highest Sikh temporal seat) for allegedly uttering blasphemous remarks about the tenth Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, Makkar said that every Sikh should maintain distance from him.

"Darshan Singh failed to submit his clarification before the holy Akal Takht despite numerous opportunities given to him. So, by doing this Darshan Singh has deliberately attempted to lower down the dignity of Akal Takht and Sikh community," Makkar said at the conclusion of Executive Committee meeting of the SGPC.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 04, 2010, 22:11


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