Akal Takht orders Canadian Sikh to halt publication of scripture

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: May 01, 2015 10:06 IST

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 after going through the memorandum has directed Darshan Singh to halt the printing and publication of the scripture immediately and till further orders as his process was running counter to Sikh tenets as the holy book was one entity.

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.

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