The Panj Pyaras, sacked by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) last year after a series of incidents involving sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, on Thursday called for a meeting on October 18 to plan for the proposed Sarbat Khalsa at Talwandi Sabo on November 10.
The self-styled ‘Panj Pyaras’(five beloved of the Guru) — Satnam Singh Khanda, Major Singh, Tarlok Singh, Satnam Singh Khalsa and Mangal Singh — have appealed to Sikhs living abroad to send their nominees for the meeting to be held at a Sector 38 gurdwara in Chandigarh.
They said Punjab chief minister Beant Singh assassination convict Jagtar Singh Hawara, who was appointed interim jathedar of the Akal Takht by radical groups last year, has directed them to hold this meeting.
“Sikh representatives of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress are also invited for the meeting. Big countries like the US and Canada should send at least five Sikhs each and smaller ones like Thailand and Singapore can send one representative each. They should represent large groups,” they said.
They also asked Dhian Singh Mand, Amrik Singh Ajnala, and Baljeet Singh Daduwal, who have distanced from Sarbat Khalsa preparations for the past few months, to attend the meeting.