Press Reporter News Service
Amritsar, October 19
With no room for ‘same-sex’ bridal ceremony within the Sikh faith, the Akal Takht has taken a robust discover of a gay knot achieved underneath the patronage of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ‘saroop’ within the USA.
Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has issued robust instructions to a US couple — Sarbjeet Singh Neel and his spouse Leela — who’ve allegedly bought this ‘unholy’ ceremony achieved lately in Sacramento within the presence of ‘saroop’ which was of their possession.
Giani Harpeet Singh has directed the North American Sikh Gurdwara managements to take the ‘saroop’ from their possession instantly and place this in a gurdwara.
Confirming the event, private assistant of Harpreet Singh stated a strongly-worded letter has been posted to the ‘erring’ US couple as Sikh code of conduct didn’t permit such marriages.
“They have been instructed handy over the saroop to the designated Sikh activists. It was a blasphemous act of achieved marriage of two males carried out within the presence of this ‘saroop’. It was additionally a violation of the Akal Takht’s instructions,” he stated.
He added that quite a few complaints have been earlier obtained on the Akal Takht Secretariat about the identical couple who usually indulged in acts of sacrilege. “The US gurdwara administration has additionally been directed to make them accountable for clarification which might be despatched on to the Akal Takht for additional plan of action,” he stated.
Sources stated the identical couple was identified for violating the Akal Takht edicts on various earlier events. He has carried out various vacation spot weddings by taking ‘saroop’ in planes, caring two hoots to the ‘maryada’.
In January 2005, the then Jathedar of the Akal Takht Joginder Singh Vedanti had issued a ‘hukumnama’ (edict) denouncing the same-sex marriages and urging the worldwide Sikh group to not permit such marriages to happen at any Gurdwara. Similar-sex relationships have been condemned as being anti-Sikh, with the idea of same-sex marriages originating “from sick minds” and being “anti-human”.
Earlier, in January 2016, SGPC too was in a repair when Ontario Premier Kathleeen Wynne, who was brazenly homosexual and had declared her assist to same-sex marriages, visited the Golden Temple. Her go to mired into controversy, however the SGPC claimed to chorus from honouring her with the normal ‘siropa’ (gown of honour).