Even after eight months post the death of Satguru Jagjit Singh, the spiritual head of the Namdhari Sect of Sikhs, the war of succession has failed to die down as evident by the fact that his successor Thakur Udai Singh was attacked in Leicester in United Kindom on Sunday morning.
A non Namdhari Sikh youth attacked Satguru Udai Singh in a Gurdwara in Leicester soon after the morning prayers. The accused took out a gandasa (a sharp edged weapon) and attacked Satguru Udai Singh but it was the reflex action that helped Singh in warding off the attack that was intended to slit his throat.
However, the impact came on his nose and he was immediately rushed to the hospital where he received several stitches on his nose.
The UK police have arrested the attacker.
The headquarter of the Namdhari Sect is located in Bhaini Sahib, 35 km from Ludhiana and the sect chief (the spiritual and administrative head) operates from here.