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Giani Gurbachan Singh Resigns on Jathedari | Seeks Apology for Mistakes | Pardoning Gurmeet Ram Rahim

ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਗਲਤੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਮਾਫੀ ਮੰਗਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਗੁਰਬਚਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਖਰਾਬ ਸਿਹਤ ਦਾ ਹਵਾਲਾ ਦਿੰਦੇ ਹੋਏ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਅਸਤੀਫਾ

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) appointed Jatehdar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh has expressed his desire to quit the post. Giani Gurbachan Singh was rejected as Jathedar Panthic sections and majority of Sikh masses after he had granted so-called pardon to Dera Sauda Sirsa chief in September 2015 but he was being backed by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and its associated bodies including SGPC and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

Amid day by day intensifying crisis in the SAD (Badal) leadership, the SGPC appointed Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has resigned from temporal post of Sikhism. Interestingly, he has also sought an apology from the Sikh community for granting an unasked pardon to Sirsa cult chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

Giani Gurbachan Singh’s resignation came suddenly during the evening hours of October 18 despite the fact that he had been negated speculations of his resignation on October 17 as well as during the morning hours of October 18.

Shedding light on the positive achievements of Sikh community during his tenure, Giani Gurbachan Singh has sought apology from the Sikh community for exonerating Sirsa cult chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in blasphemy charges.

In resignation, Giani Gurbachan Singh has cited weakening health as a reason behind his resignation. He has appealed the SGPC executive committee to appoint an eligible person in his place.

Giani Gurbachan Singh and his personal assistant Satinderpal Singh (who sent a press note regarding resignation) went unreachable immediately after making public the resignation.

However, the SGPC’s secretary and spokesperson Diljit Singh Bedi didn’t confirm receiving of Giani Gurbachan Singh’s resignation. “As and when we receive it, we will take the move accordingly. At this juncture, we have no official intimation regarding it and no resignation has been received,” he said. source form Sikh24.com,sikhsiyasat.net

 

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