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Kaunke was arrested in 1993 and his whereabouts are not known since then.(HT Photo) A portrait of former acting jathedar of Akal Takht Gurdev Singh Kaunke will be installed at the Golden Temple museum, 25 years after his alleged forced disappearance. The decision was taken a few months ago when Kirpal Singh Badungar was the president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), said SGPC member Gurcharan Singh Grewal, while speaking to HT on Tuesday. Kaunke, who studied at Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal, was born in 1949 at Kaunke Kalan village
Source: SGPC Approaches Bhai Pinderpal Singh to be Akal Takht Jathedar Amritsar Sahib – Bhai Pinderpal Singh ji, who natively hails from Tharwa Majra village in Karnal (Haryana), lives in Ludhiana. Sources say he is being persuaded by the SGPC and other Sikh bodies to head the Akal Takht Sahib. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is contemplating to pick eminent Sikh kathavachak (preacher) Giani Pinderpal Singh (49) as the Akal Takht jathedar to replace the beleaguered Giani Gurbachan Singh. The development comes in the backdrop of the controversial decision taken at Sarb
Perneet Singh Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 6 Akal Takht Jathedar Gurbachan Singh today justified naming former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as the perpetrator of Operation Bluestar and raising pro-Khalistan slogans. Talking to the mediapersons after an “ardaas” to mark the Army operation’s anniversary here, the Jathedar said, “The prayers are offered in a similar manner every year. We’ve not named Indira Gandhi in it for the first time. There is nothing wrong in it,” he said. On pro-Khalistan slogans being raised after the event, he said there was no ban on demanding Khalistan. H
November 4, 2013 By Daily Sikh Updates Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh expressed concern over drug addiction among the Sikh youth and the use of unfair means during examinations in schools and colleges. “Drugs, liquor and copying have become the main hurdles in the progress of the Sikh community. We have always been a community associated with hard work, progress and development, but unfortunately these evils have taken hold of our youth,” the jathedar said in his customary Diwali day or Bandhi Chhor Divas message to the community from atop Darshani Deori. He appealed to one and