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Facial Hair Removal : Jagir Kaur Continues to Stir Controversy

December 26, 2010
Source: Khalsa Press


Jagir Kaur : What is she hiding now?

Amritsar Sahib (KP) - Despite the fact she has been the ਸਰਪ੍ਰਸਤ (chief patron) of Istree Akali Dal, controversy continues to hound the ex-president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Jagir Kaur, this time over removal of facial hair.

Recently, Akali Dal (Delhi) representative, Jaswinder Singh Baliewal, accused Jagir Kaur of being a ‘patit’ (apostate) as he handed the media evidence that the ex-SGPC president has removed her facial hair and presented before and after photographs published on the official SGPC website
www.SGPC.net as proof.


Click to view allegations by Jaswinder Singh Baliewal

According to an October 26, 2010 interview with the Chandigarh Tribune, Baliewal, alleged “She is patronizing beauty parlours where many such procedures are used to remove such hair. That is why there is a marked change in her facial appearance in the pictures”, and demanded that she be barred from taking part in SGPC elections due to this violation.

The All India Gurdwara Act prohibits SGPC members, candidates, and voters from participating in elections if they are in violation of the Sikh Rahit Maryda (code of conduct.)

The Sikh Rahit Maryada specificity prohibits removing hair either by plucking, cutting shaving, or other means. A Sikh who purposely removes hair from his body is considered a “Bajjar Kurehtee”, an apostate guilty of a cardinal sin.

The images below are from www.SGPC.net , the official SGPC website. The photos clearly show facial hair on the ex-SGPC president's face in older photos, yet they are mysteriously absent in her newer photos.


(Left, BEFORE, Right AFTER)


(Left, BEFORE, Right AFTER)


(Left, BEFORE, Right AFTER)

Adding to the controversy, allegations of Jagir Kaur's direct involvement in the abduction, forced abortion, and murder of her daughter, Harpreet Kaur, in April 2000 continue to resurface in media due to the ongoing murder investigation and trial.

The Punjab Newsline recently reported : “The ruling party in Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which finds its strength from 'Nanhi Chhan' programme, aimed to protect girl child has nominated 'tainted' Bibi Jagir Kaur as patron of Istri Akali Dal (Women wing of SAD) along with Finance Minister Upinderjit Kaur, though she is facing trial for the murder of her daughter.”

Interestingly, the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib has suspiciously kept silence about the allegations against Jagir Kaur, despite various complaints that have been filed by Baliewal and others.

Harnam Singh Dhumma, the chief of the Damdami Taksal (Mehta faction), and Jasbir Singh Rode, the former Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, who have publicly declared to fully support and lobby for the ruling Akali Dal Badal candidates in the upcoming SGPC elections, are also keeping mum about Jagir Kaur’s transgressions. Both were unavailable for comment in regards to the above controversy.


8 Comments

  1. Khadku Singh Anandpur Shaib December 27, 2010, 4:12 am

    Good Work .... Panthic.org has done a great job... impressing

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  2. Jas singh toronto December 27, 2010, 11:12 am

    Saram atee he nahee inku

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  3. 1 Sikh December 27, 2010, 5:12 pm

    She should be banned from SGPC for ever for committing this bujjer kurehat and also do pesh in front of Akal Takhat Sahib.

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  4. teghbeer singh December 27, 2010, 8:12 pm

    i dont know whats going on in sikh comm... may Waheguru ji bless us and sikhi !!!

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  5. sawan singh December 28, 2010, 7:12 am

    This is not only Jagir Kaur, its long a chain. Sangat knows the statement of then police chief Riberio regarding patitpuna of present Akali leader Prem Singh Chandumajra. They all are doing the same beadbi but why the whole Panth is silent on this game?

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  6. hukum singh bangalore December 28, 2010, 4:12 pm

    No doubt ajj panth di durdasha inna panth de mahan aagua kar ke hi hai. They should be given rigrous punishment because they represent the community at large

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  7. A_Singh December 29, 2010, 7:12 pm

    It should not be forgotten that the "Shromani Akali Dal Delhi" is headed by Paramjit Sarna, who also has political motives, and the Anti-Panthic Delhi Dal allies itself with the Congress Party, and will do anything to sabotage the other Anti-Panthic Party the Badal Dal.

    But this still proves the truth of Bibi Jagiro and the Badal Dal. Good work Panthic Org!

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  8. rajinder kaur canada February 12, 2011, 11:02 pm

    That's right She should be banned from SGPC for ever for committing this bujjer kurehat and also do pesh in front of Akal Takhat Sahib, but why only bibi? There are so many, jo bajjar kurehtan karde ne, Shiromni Committee members, leaders sharaban peende ne, meet khande ne, kes katande ne?

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