A video showing violation of Sikh Rehat Maryada by Badal Dal-Congress leader went viral on social sites yesterday. This video was reportedly recorded in 2008 at village Rodewal in Patiala district.
The video shows that Badal Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra, Surjit Singh Rakhra and Congress leader Preneet Kaur gave Tilak to Sri Guru Granth Sahib on the occasion of 300th Gurtagaddi Diwas at Gurudwara Baba Biram Dass.
Panj Pyares could be seen in the video placing ‘Naarials’ in front of Guru Granth Sahib.
I am no aware about ‘maryada’, ask Jathedar Akal Takhat: Chandumajra
Rozana Pehredar, a Punjabi vernacular, notes that Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra admitted that controversial ritual of ‘Tilak’ was performed in 2008 during a Samagam at Dera Baba Biram Dass, but maintained that he did not gave ‘Tilak’ to Guru Granth Sahib. When he was informed that his video is now available over social media which shows that he violated the Sikh maryada by giving tilak to Guru Granth Sahib, he said that he was not aware about ‘Maryada’ and Akal Takhat Jathedar should be asked about it.
Giving ‘Tilak’ to Guru Granth Sahib is violation of ‘Maryada’: Jathedar Akal Takhat
Rozana Pehredar quotes Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar Akal Takhat, saying that it was against the established Sikh tenets to give ‘Tilak’ or performing any other Hindu rituals in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib.
When he was informed that Badal Dal leaders Prem Singh Chandumajra and Surjit Singh Rakhra were involved in violation of maryra, Giani Gurbachan Singh reportedly said that these politicians can not be summon at Akal Takhat Sahib over this issue. He, however, cautioned the concerned politicians, in particular, and the Sikh masses, in general, to not to perform any such rituals in violation of Sikh maryada.