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Shameless Cronyism by Puppet Jathedars Perturbs Sikhs

November 26, 2011
Source: Khalsa Press

Virasat-e-Khalsa Stunt

Badal to be Honored with "Panth Rattan Fakhar-e-Quam" Title at Sri Akal Takht Sahib

Takht Jathedars, Nihang Leaders and Sants Become PR Puppets for Badal-BJP Alliance

Sri Anandpur Sahib (KP) - During the grand opening ceremony of "Virasat-e-Khalsa" complex that orchestrated by the Punjab government at Sri Anandpur Sahib, the Takht Jathedar announced that on December 5th, 2011 they would be honoring Parkash Badal for his "monumental seva to the Khalsa Panth" by giving him the title of "Panth Rattan Fakhar-e-Quam" (Jewel of the Panth, Pride of the Nation.)

Badal given Siropa by Takht Jathedars for his
Badal given Siropa by Takht Jathedars for his "gift" to the Humanity

The opening ceremony had already been marred by controversy when Sikh organizations discovered that various anti-Sikh personalities had been invited for entertainment as VIPs to the event.

Despite the call for boycott and a warning by Panthic organizations that this function was just another publicity stunt by the ruling Badal family for the upcoming elections, members of various Nihang Dals, and sant oriented deras were present during the ceremony in which religious traditions were disregarded and flouted.

The function stage was controlled by former Member of Parliament Tarlochan Singh who is infamous for his surreptitious connections with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and various Indian intelligence agencies. He has openly condemned the Sikh Freedom Movement of the 1980s and 1990s, and has even criticized the idea of establishing a memorial for the victims of June 1984 Army Assault of Sri Darbar Sahib Complex. Sri Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, meanwhile, had virtually a nil role in the entire proceedings – despite being labeled as the highest ranking Sikh leader of the Panth.

Instead, the entire attention and praise was directed towards Parksh Badal throughout the ceremony. Tarlochan Singh gave the entire credit for building the complex to Paraksh Badal, and stated that this complex was his “gift” to the Panth and entire humanity. Shamelessly both Badal and Tarlochan Singh asked the attendees to support the Badals in the future so they could continue providing such services to the Panth – a direct hint and a plea for votes for upcoming state elections.

Badal Family and  various BJP politicians in VIP area on sofas in front row, representatives  of Nihang Dals and Sant Deras can bee seen sitting on plastic chairs in  the back rows
Badal Family and various BJP politicians in VIP area on sofas in front row, representatives of Nihang Dals and Sant Deras can bee seen sitting on plastic chairs in the back rows

Even the sacred “Ardas” was not spared from politics. Performed by Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Tarlochan Singh while most of the attendees stood wearing shoes; Parkash Badal’s name was mentioned no less than one half dozen times. The Jathedar in the Ardas asked for the “charrdi-kala” of Parkash Badal who had “gifted Virasat-e-Khalsa” complex to humanity. Ridiculously, Sukhbir Badal later went on to state that this complex was now to be the “eighth wonder of the world.”

Despite the call for boycott of this function by various Sikh organizations, leaders of various Nihang Dals and sant-doms could be seen sitting in the audience behind the Akali BJP politicians and “VIPs.” Other members of Nihangs Dals were strategically placed throughout the complex on horse-back and on elephants for dramatic effect.

It was clear that this was no religious function, but political publicity rally for the Akali-BJP-Sant-Samaj combine in which Takht Jathedars and Nihangs were used mostly as side-show puppets for cheap publicity by disgraced leaders.

Shameless Promotion of Badal was evident throughout the Complex
Shameless Promotion of Badal was evident throughout the Complex

It is sad to see our Takht Jathedars and organizations such as Budha Dal and Tarna Dal, which once lead the entire Sikh Nation and from whom kings like Raja Ranjit Singh trembled, now being relegated to being cronies of traitorous apostates like the Badals who have been undermining the sacred institutions of the Khalsa Panth and supported anti-Sikh causes for the last three decades.

By honoring Parkash Badal with a "Panth Rattan Fakhar-e-Quam", the Takht Jathedars will be repeating the role of the traitorous Jathedar Aroor Singh who under the directions of the British-controlled Punjab Government denigrated his noble position by endowing General Dyer, the villain of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a similar honor at Sri Akal Takht Sahib.

Also see: VULGAR FUNCTIONS BY BADALS OFFEND SIKHS


7 Comments

  1. Khalsa Lakhvir-SINGH Nairobi, Kenya November 26, 2011, 5:11 pm

    this is paramount to giving a siropao to Gangu!!! true Sikhs should not allow this to happen!! this is insult to Sikhs!!

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  2. Jagwinder Singh Singapore November 26, 2011, 6:11 pm

    No doubt this is a very shameful event for the panth. But you also mentioned no less than 4 times about nihangs being present, and once on tarna dal representatives being present. I couldn't find any real nihang reps. in the pictures, can you please provide proof otherwise?

    I however still condemn this whole Badal procession though. The panth has started to cripple under these pakhandis.

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    • Khalsa PressAdmin

      Jagwinder Singh Ji, the photos and videos of the ceremony it is obvious that representatives of Budha Dal and Tarna Dal are present in the audience, including Baba Nihal Singh Harianbelan (Tarna Dal), Baba Balbir Singh (Budha Dal) among others. They can be clearly seen sitting in the back rows.

      - Admins

  3. SurinderjitSingh EARTH November 26, 2011, 10:11 pm

    Sikh Akal Takht jathedar GIFT to CM BADAL with title 'Panth Rattan Fakr-e-Qaum'

    I had requested and urged SIKHS/KHALSA in EARLIER post of PANTHIC to 'OCCUPY TOGETHER PEACEFULLY' and evict those that are ANTI-PANTHIC however, it seems like SIKHS/KHALSA are not READY YET!

    http://www.panthic.org/articles/5396

    Therefore, many many so-called SIKHS/KAHLSA never learn from HISTORY!

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  4. Jagwinder Singh Singapore November 27, 2011, 12:11 am

    Ok, I spotted them. Thanks for pointing out. And they were the last ones I expected to support this procession by showing up. Now I'm not an Indian citizen so I have no say on their politics, but for the sake of the Sikh nation they should've withdrawn their support from this circus show. I think the whole Panth has this question on their minds... "Where do we go from here..."

    We have fake babas, media, govt, rss, Dasam granth detractors trying to internally cripple our foundation, and now we have these elaborate shows to undermine our actual psyche. Tts sickening. Sant ji, please come back.

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  5. SurinderjitSingh EARTH November 27, 2011, 4:11 am

    WHY SIKHS/KHALSA IS SURPRISED NOW?

    Those that are ANTI-PANTHIC or ANTI-SIKHS know that KHALSA/SIKHS can't perform "OCCUPY TOGETHER" PEACEFULLY,
    therefore anything is possible for anti-panthic people!

    Don't they know, so-called SIKH/PANTHIC LEADERS are capable of just speeches?

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  6. Jagminder Singh November 28, 2011, 4:11 pm

    What can Sikhs do when their own leader (sri akal takht jathedar) is siding with the people who have betrayed and strangled our panth for more than 30 years? And the rest are falling too.

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  7. tejbir singh December 5, 2011, 6:12 pm

    Well now the situation is so bad that people like Baba Nihal Harianwale can also be seen with these thugs.

    Sikhs should realize what our gurus have told us and specially what Guru Gobind Singh ji told Sikhs to look for your life answers in Guru Granth sahib ji.

    In these dark ages it is better to make ourselves into gurursikhs than look toward any "dehdhari", because believe what Guru Gobind Singh ji has said about these people who will wear bana and have full Sikhi swaroop but will be the crookedest of the crooked.

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