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In recent weeks the Sikh Nation have received shocking news that the Shromani Gurdwara Prabandak Committee (SGPC) wish to do Saskaar of (to cremate) the Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj which was shot in June 1984.

These steps have caused uproar within the Sikh community who are strongly against such action. The Saroop is invaluable due to the significant history it represents.

In recent years cremation of Old handwritten Gutkeh Sahibs, Pothian (Panj Granthi, Das Granthis), Saroops and historical texts have been cremated in high volume. Before our eyes the history of the Sikh Nation is being attacked and destroyed, leaving us with very little proof of our real history.

It is well known fact that Sri Akaal Takht Sahib was looted in 1984, with great losses of rare texts and relics from Guru Ji’s period.

Sevadaars from 1G UK were able to obtain three rare images of the aforementioned Saroop which SGPC wish to cremate. These unreleased images show the Saroop was directly shot at and the bullet hole still remains. A harsh memory of 1984…

The 1G Page!


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It is interesting how there are no replies or comments to this post!

What can we do about this? Any ideas?

It seems these days we are only interested in slandering one another and questionning Bani. When issues such as this arise we seem to ignore them.

As stated in the above post this is our history.

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if a person looses his limbs.... do we cremate him.....? - NO :nono:

We should keep the memories of 1984 warm... n remember what had happened n what we r.. n what we have done.... every sikh child should know, who is born on this earth how our parliament was attacked n how we saved the amanat of our Gurus...... n how actually sikhs sacrificed their life to save golden temple..... n these can be done by preserving the things which was attacked....

Saali kamini Indira Gandhi......mera bass chale to pure Ghandhi parivaar nu goli maar du ...... :bazooka: :snipershoot:

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SGPC and Akali Dal are full of losers. They are the trash of the panth and should be immediately kicked out. The real Shiromani prabandhak committee are our Nihungs and kharkoos. Not Babas with spectacles and flowing beards.

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sikh nugget

Hopefully more online sikh media will pick this up...

Currently in discussion with what steps should be taken, any suggestions will be appreciated.

What does Sangat think about a petition?

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Covered by (anti panthic website cuss everything the panth believes in), but not Sikh online media such as sikh24, panthic.org, sikhsangat.org!!

Interesting times...

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This along with the issue of printing of Guru Maharaj's Saroops needs to be looked at. There is no harm in doing a petition.

Maybe contact should be made with Jathedar Sahib at Akal Takht directly by some Singhs in UK and across globe. Contact via Jathebandian that show interest might be another idea.

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The Saroop that was injured in Nankana Sahib morcha has been kept as a reminder of that episode and is out on display as well. So there can be no satisfactory reason why this 1984 saroop should be cremated.

Its a part of our history.

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The Saroop should be placed in the 1984 memorial building as part I think will be a Gurdwara (never seen the design) , surely Dhuma and the DDT could do this as they are in charge of construction?

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Broadly linked to this article...

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