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- Bhai Ranjit Singh (Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib)

West Bengal Sikh Sangat Enforces Panthic Directive Against Heretic Ragi

January 23, 2010
Source: Khalsa Press


Ragi, barely able to keep his turban on, escaping the wrath of the local sangat

KOLKOTA - On January 19th, Ragi Darshan Singh franticly escaped the wrath of the local Sikh community in Asansol, near Kolkota (formerly Calcutta) West Bengal, after they enforced the Sri Akal Takht Sahib directive barring the Ragi from Panthic stages and platforms. The above video footage details the frantic escape by the Ragi from the ire of the Asansol Sikh community.

For his safety, the ragi routinely travels with security escorts provided by the State and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

The Ragi has become a 'persona non grata' after publicly ridiculing the authority of the Sri Akal Takht Sahib, and condemning the sacred Nitnem, Amrit sanchar Banis, and the Sikh Ardaas.

The directive from Sri Akal Takht Sahib states that until the Ragi appears in person for atonement, all Sikh organizations, institutions, and Gurdwaras should not allow the Ragi to utilize their facilities.

However, if the Ragi fails to appear at Sri Akal Takht Sahib by January 29th of 2010, then strict action could be taken according to Panthic norms and traditions – most likely the excommunication from the Sikh Panth.

Ragi has publicly stated that he does not recognize the authority of these Jathedars, and went to the extent of even calling them 'paapi', 'tankhaiay', 'baymukh.'

Initially, the Ragi was directed to appear at Sri Akal Takht Sahib on December 5th, 2009 before the five Singh Sahibans and provide explanation for the offending remarks he had made about Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji at a Rochester, New York Gurdwara.

Having failed to appear on the 5th of December, Sri Akal Takht Sahib then declared the Ragi as a “Guru-Nindak” who, due to ego and self-interest, failed to uphold the respect and maryada of the sacred Takht Sahib.

The Kolkota development is the latest incident in which the directives of Sri Akal Takht Sahib were enforced by the Sikh community by shunning the heretic Ragi.


4 Comments

  1. Prabhsharan Singh Delhi January 23, 2010, 11:01 pm

    At last some waken up sangat ... by West Bengal Sangat has done this. Hats off to them

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  2. khadagdhari January 24, 2010, 4:01 am

    Panth needs Singhs like this who can implement the hukam of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.

    Well done!

    At 00:16 seconds in the video his turban almost came off...

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  3. deep January 24, 2010, 9:01 am

    This [should] have [been] done before, Ragi deserves this type of welcome only.

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  4. singh nayyar February 15, 2010, 7:02 am

    Indian authorities and rss can get to any extent to establish differences among the sikhs…..ragi darshan sinh is an example what we have to deal with in near future……and Kolkata sangat is an example how to......

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