Recently in the meeting of the five Jathedars of different Takhts held at Sh.Amritsar , a bann was imposed on forming any Sikh Organization without the approval of the SGPC. This move of the Akal Takht has triggered a thought of suspicion in the minds of the Sikh circles that was it a politically motivated hidden agenda of the RSS to weaken the religion and strengthen the Badals in the near future. The National President of the Sehajdhari Sikh Party Dr.Paramjeet Singh Ranu said that this bann by the Hon’ble Akal Takht is in violation of the Indian Constitution where under right to freedom, section 19(1) (a) and (c) have given us the right to freedom in speech & expressions and freedom to form Association or Union.
Dr.Ranu added that Sikh religion is already a slave under various Acts and rules of the Central Govt. and this type of restrictions on even making associations and organizing the Sikhs on common issue is a direct attack on the freedom of the Sikhs. He termed this action of the Jathedars as unconstitutional, undemocratic and against the Human Rights and also anticipated that it’s a big conspiracy where there is some hidden agenda behind this issue which can prove to be a great threat to the entire Sikh community.
He said that SGPC is merely a Gurdwara Management Committee who has to look after the affairs of the Gurdwaras under its control which cannot be considered above the Constitution of India as this SGPC is governed under the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 and unfortunately this committee is under the direct control of Badals and indirectly commanded by the RSS through the Badals. Confirming his allegations he added that in 2001 the SGPC resolved to debar the Sehajdharis from voting in SGPC only on the directives of the RSS when Sh.Advani was the Home Minister and the noting on the official file was started three months prior to the first resolution of the SGPC which is a fact on record, revealed during the proceedings in the High Court and even published by media. The Sehajdharis have revived their voting right by contesting a big legal battle in the Pb and Haryana High Court and presently the Supreme Court has also not given any relief to the present SGPC by which the 170 members of the new house have remained functionless and chances of re-elections are on the cards.
He said all the Sikh like minded organizations and parties should come forward and object such undemocratic and unconstitutional decisions of the Jathedars who are the paid servants of the SGPC and acting unconstitutionally.
The Sehajdhari Sikh Party has planned to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections from either Ludhiana or Anandpur Sahib with support of like minded parties and would raise the causes of the common man.