AMRITSAR SAHIB (SNN) – The official Panj Piaray from Sri Akal Takht Sahib passed a Gurmatta demanding the resignation of the five priests from the Takhts who participated in the Dera Sirsa ‘pardon’ and failed to appear at Sri Akal Takht Sahib as summoned by the Panch.
The Panj Piarays, Bhai Satnam Singh Ji Khanda, Bhai Tirlok Singh Ji, Bhai Mangal Singh Ji, Bhai Satnam Singh Ji, and Bhai Major Singh Ji waited for nearly two hours to see whether Gurcharan Singh, Iqbal Singh, Mal Singh, Ram Singh (Dhoophia), and Gurmukh Singh would appear at Sri Akal Takht Sahib on October 23rd at 10 am as requested.
Due to their non-appearance, the Panch, following the century’s old Panch Pardhani tradition of the Khalsa Panth, declared the 5 offenders unit for as Jathedars, and instructed the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to discharge the offenders from their duties and not allow them to perform any official duties in any capacity.
The decision by the Panj Piarays greetings with resounding sounds of Jaikarays from the large crowd who had gathered to hear this critical decision.
The original notice given by the Panj Piarays on October 21st to the discharged priests was as follows:
ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਰਿਆਂ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਤਖ਼ਤ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਦੇ ਸੇਵਾਦਾਰਾਂ (ਜਥੇਦਾਰਾਂ) ਵੱਲੋਂ ਲਏ ਗਏ ਫ਼ੈਸਲੇ ਨਾਲ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਭਰ ਵਿਚ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਰਮਿੰਦਗੀ ਉਠਾਉਣੀ ਪਈ ਹੈ