Sukhi Bath (NRI) Gives Misinformed Statement on Gurdwara Ban

By 16th January 2018 0 Comments


Sukhi Bath (NRI)  gives misinformed statement on Gurdwara Ban  as Its has been cleared by Sikh Organizations that Indian officials are only banned from making formal visits. It has been made clear individuals irrespective of their faith visiting Gurdwaras in a private capacity as part of the Sangat and following religious protocols face no restrictions in any Gurdwaras.

Sikh gurdwara committees across Canada, the US and UK have passed unanimous resolutions to bar officials representing India from using the gurdwara premises to conduct any kind of activity in their official capacity. It has been explicitly communicated that if any official wishes to pay a visit in his or her personal capacity, the gurdwaras as always will welcome them.

Gurdwaras are institutions where we discuss day-to-day issues that affect our lives … We don’t want to be preached at by Indian diplomats about what we do or don’t do in our institutions
DAVINDER SINGH, SIKH FEDERATION UK

 

Its pertinent to mention Whilst speaking to The Indian Express, Sukhi Bath, 60, founder of Punjab Bhawan in Surrey (Canada), said that four gates of gurdwaras are always opened for all and it is against teaching of the Sikh Gurus to ‘ban’ anyone. “We live in a very well-mannered country Canada which has multi-culturism as its biggest strength. There can be different opinions which should be respected. Humanity stands supreme and banning someone from gurdwaras is completely against Sikhism. It is high time that this gurdwara politics should stop from both sides.”

The Indian Express further Reported :
Speaking to The Indian Express, Mahinder Deep Grewal, 76, a poet, said that gurdwaras should be kept out of politics and it is not right to ‘ban’ anyone. “Some gurdwaras in US and Canada are indulging in politics and dividing Sikhs. Gurdwaras should be kept out of all this,” he said. Recently, at least 30 gurdwaras from Canada and 96 from US ‘banned’ Indian diplomats and officials saying that they should not interfere in the lives of Sikhs there.

Sukhi Bath, 60, founder of Punjab Bhawan in Surrey (Canada), said that four gates of gurdwaras are always opened for all and it is against teaching of the Sikh Gurus to ‘ban’ anyone. “We live in a very well-mannered country Canada which has multi-culturism as its biggest strength. There can be different opinions which should be respected. Humanity stands supreme and banning someone from gurdwaras is completely against Sikhism. It is high time that this gurdwara politics should stop from both sides.”




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