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Akal Takht orders Canadian Sikh to halt publication of Guru Granth Sahib

punjab Updated: Apr 30, 2015 21:13 IST
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The Akal Takht has taken a serious note of the Guru Granth Sahib being printed in two parts instead of as a single entity.

The issue was brought to the notice of takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh by members of the Sant Samaj in a memorandum submitted to him. The memorandum claims that a Sikh, identified as Darshan Singh of Canada, had recently got the scripture printed in two parts. The Jathedar noted that this was against Sikh tenets as the scripture was a single entity and cannot be split in two parts.

The memorandum also pointed to other discrepancies like using coloured instead of black and white letters, while printing copies of the scripture. Another discrepancy pointed out has been the space between words which again is against ethics laid down for the printing of the scripture.

The Jathedar after going through the memorandum has directed Darshan Singh to halt the printing and publication of the scripture immediately and till further orders. The Sant Samaj leaders have been asked to convey this to Darshan Singh, who claims himself to be attached to the Damdami Taksal which is part of the Sant Samaj.

The Jathedar indicated that this matter will be taken up at the next meeting of the Sikh head priests, the date of which has not been decided yet.