SGPC slams Patiala court summons to Guru Granth Sahib

  • Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2015 00:28 IST

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has taken a serious note of Patiala civil court's move to issue summons in the name of Guru Granth Sahib, which is regarded as a 'living guru' by Sikhs.

The summons were issued last month in a land dispute case. As the land was registered in the name of Guru Granth Sahib, the court issued the summons in the name of the scripture, considering it as one of the parties to the dispute.

The Supreme Court had given a ruling in favour of the scripture about a decade ago in a land dispute case pertaining to Patiala district. The apex court had observed that land or any other property could be registered in the name of Guru Granth Sahib.

The SGPC, at its executive meeting held at Gurdwara Degsar Sahib near Katana in Ludhiana on Friday, objected to the summons and appealed to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to take action against the judge for having 'degraded' the holy book. The meeting was chaired by SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar.

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