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Akal Takht objects to RSS members wearing daggers akin to ‘kirpan’

Akal Takht on Wednesday took strong note of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers wearing daggers resembling the Sikh “kirpan” during a march on Dussehra in Jalandhar.

punjab Updated: Oct 13, 2016 10:03 IST
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Akal Takht,RSS members,kirpan

Akal Takht on Wednesday took strong note of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers wearing daggers resembling the Sikh “kirpan” during a march on Dussehra in Jalandhar.

In a statement issued here, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said this was a deliberate attempt to hurt Sikh sentiments.

“This is an attempt to interference in our religious matters. This will not be tolerated,” he said

He said Sikhism was a separate religion, having its own distinct identity and traditions. “The Sikhs do not interfere in other religions and expect others to respect them and their faith,” he added.

First Published: Oct 13, 2016 10:02 IST