Was never informed about re-conversions: Akal Takht

  • PTI, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jan 01, 2015 16:14 IST

The supreme temporal body of the Sikhs Akal Takht on Thursday said it was never informed about the 're-conversion' of 128 people to Sikhism and the process needs to be "scrutinised".

Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh said that conversion needs to be "scrutinised" as the set procedure as per Sikh tenets was not followed during the 're-conversion' process.

The Dharam Jagran Manch of RSS claimed at least 128 people from 23 Christian families were 're-converted' to Sikhism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of the organisation in a Gurudwara here on December 30.

Singh said that before returning to Sikh fold one has to seek forgiveness in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib at Akal Takht, which was never done in this case.

"The set procedure as per Sikh tenets was not followed in the process and the Akal Takht was never informed about it," he said. "The Sikh Panth would not accept such Ghar Wapsi unless the Sikh tenets were followed," he added.

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