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Name And Shame Tactics Being Used By Gurudwara Kalgidhar Sahib Leeds


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Amrit,

Why are there two Bhattra Gurdwaras now in Leeds? Was there a rift between two factions? It must be difficult for both Gurughars as there are only a finite number of sangat to give support.

Just off topic, have you noticed the Radhaswamies have aquired a new building. Used to be a car showroom. Very large premesis and they are very organised, always at least four stewards helping the congregation direct and park their cars in the carpark. The board outside the building reads - Science of the Soul (?)

the reason there is a rift is because the ones in question wanted to build a party hall and have done though it is not finished and hopefully never will be. The others who have a gurudwara in the park did not want a party hall.

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Most likely a gurughar made by members of Bhatra caste. Sadly, this shows the worst of people involved. Usually, the people who instigate such things are people in position to afford to pay. £10 is not a lot to pay but in my town its £25. That is still ok but that is £25 or compulsory membership for anyone aged 16 or above. Here are the three issues which make people give up their membership:

  1. So if you have 2 sons and you then that is £75/month for membership. Some people cannot afford this if the kids are not earning anything so parents have to pay.
  2. If there is work required on the gurdwara or lets say the a new building needs to be purchased every member has to pay in the region of £500 - £1000+. Again go back to a single family with 3 members who have to pay this amount and the kids are not earning anything.
  3. Final reason for people giving up membership is that people don't agree with the things that go on at the gurdwara and are unable to do anything because of the GANG culture that exists.

So once someone decides to give up the membership, then these individuals (almost acting like the mob) start these tactics.

Someone above said that, youngsters are bad at giving money and our elders were good. I disagree with that, I think the elders concentrated on building caste specific gurdwara and that is where the problem has started from. In my town we have two gurdwara sahibs, both caste based. I go to both and know that if they were together then things would be so amazing and both wouldn't be short of cash or space.

My personal opinion is that people nowadays can afford an £35/month IPhone contract easily so should be able to pay £10 - 25 to the gurdwara. However coercing them into donating is against Sikhi and makes the individual go away from Sikhi.

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Never heard anything like this before...

Why should the sangat pay for anti Sikh activities? It's more like a business promoting bad things and earning money in dishonest ways, using it dishonestly through promoting meat and alochol on gurdwara owned halls how can it get any worse?

There are people starving in third world counties and here in the UK we have so much corruption that we have turned blind to see whats going on...

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Never heard anything like this before...

Why should the sangat pay for anti Sikh activities? It's more like a business promoting bad things and earning money in dishonest ways, using it dishonestly through promoting meat and alochol on gurdwara owned halls how can it get any worse?

There are people starving in third world counties and here in the UK we have so much corruption that we have turned blind to see whats going on...

exactly, unfortunatley these days the word Gurudwara conjures up doller signs to some people. This is how far we have come from our Guru.

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  • 2 years later...

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Update: today in a meeting at Kalgidhar Gurdwara the issue of whether or not my parents should be removed from the Kalgidhar Gurdwara Leeds sangat will be discussed. Why are they being threatened with this action? Well because they invited me, their daughter to my brothers wedding and refuse to pay the £101 fine attached to this offence, hence a breach of the all important mill-vartan rule. All this carried out by a Gurdwara!

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