Some of the Sindhi Sehajdharis who joined the Khalsa Panth recently would meet the Jathedar of Akal Takht in Amritsar to seek guidance for maintaining “maryada” in gurdwaras in Pakistan.

Amritsar - While the Sikh leadership in India, especially in Punjab, is worried over rising trend of ‘patitpuna’ (apostate), a large number of [Sindhi Sehajdharis] in Pakistan, have joined the Sikh fold by getting themselves baptised. 

[At least 25 per cent ‘Sehajdhari Sikhs’ from the Sindh province have entered the Khalsa Panth, by taking Amrit, in the recent past.] 

It sounds unbelievable that persons who introduced themselves as Jawahar Singh, Vijay Singh and Parkash Singh with blowing beards were Jawahar Lal, Vijay Kumar and Om Parkash, respectively, only few months ago. As compared to the Hindus, the Sikhs are considered more safe in Pakistan. Many Pakistani Hindus, who had come to India, in the past had never returned to their country, due to their continuous persecution.

Talking to The Tribune, Mr Vijay Singh said there were more than 15 lakh Hindus in Sindh province itself, who were devout Sehajdhari Sikhs. He said most of the Sindhis could easily read Sri Guru Granth Sahib in ‘Gurmukhi’ script without any problem. Mr Darshan Singh (previous name Prof Darshan Singh Ji Khalsa) said the ‘Gurmukhi’ was being taught in Hindu temples and Gurdwaras to the younger generation, so that they could remain devout Sikhs.

These temples, schools and Gurdwaras include Baba Hardass Ram School, Gurdwara Nanakwara, Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh, Guru Arjan Dev Pathshala and Baba Bhoj Ram Temple. Raja, a student of class VII from Dehrki district (Pakistan) said he would be baptised as per the wishes of his parents (Sehajdhari Sikhs) shortly.

Baba Amir Singh and Baba Amarjit Singh from Peshawar said the Pakistani Sikhs got disappointed when they saw ‘patit’ Sikhs accompanying the Indian jathas, who visited Pakistan every year, to pay their obeisance in Gurdwaras there. They said the government of India should not give visas to the ‘patit Sikhs’ to visit Pakistan as their appearance hurt the sentiments of the Sikh Sangat in Pakistan. They said the SGPC should not recommend the visas at ‘patit Sikhs'.

Baba Amarjit Singh, a Granthi of Gurdwara Joga Singh (Peshawar) said the Sikh pilgrims from Pakistan would like to meet Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar Akal Takht for seeking his guidance to maintain ‘Maryada’ in gurdwaras of Pakistan.

Though the SGPC or Akal Takht object to the performance of akhand path in temples in India, Sri Guru Granth Sahib is placed in a number of temples in Pakistan. A number of Pakistani Hindus including Mr Jai Ram and Mr Jaipal said they perform path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in temples every day.

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Comment by Veer Singh on June 1, 2011 at 16:30
That Singh who was attacked was actually in contact with me, we were trying to do some seva for Sikhs in Pak (still are).

Will do so Amarjit veerji.
Comment by Amarjit Singh Gupta on June 1, 2011 at 11:58

 

 Veer Singh Ji,

                        Please find the link below and leave your views(comments) out there.

 

http://www.newtosikhi.com/forum/topics/why-sikh-girls-shy-away-from

http://www.newtosikhi.com/forum/topics/types-of-sikhs

http://www.newtosikhi.com/forum/topics/global-sikh-civil-and-human

 

Comment by Amarjit Singh Gupta on June 1, 2011 at 11:42

 

 Veer Singh Ji,

                         That's right.  Recently, a Sikh family was attacked in Sindh(Pakistan) by Hindu extremists.  You can find the link below.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=49429&Cat=4...

Comment by Veer Singh on May 30, 2011 at 18:36

Thats true. But recently a converted Singh was attacked by a Hindu mob in Southern Sindh. Besides that there are thousands of dedicated Nanakpanthis (cleanshaven Sikhs with some Hindu influence). Many Christians are also converting to Sikhi in Pakistan, I have heard of a few in Lahore and South Punjab.

I am planning to do something for Pakistans Sikh community, hence the above info.

Comment by Amarjit Singh Gupta on April 1, 2011 at 5:22

Danka Ji,

                Actually, this news i got at my e-mail Inbox sent by www.youngsikhleaders.org and they in turn got the news from An excerpt from:
Varinder Walia, The Tribune India, Edited-by W!N News Bureau.

 

Regards.

Comment by Danka on March 31, 2011 at 20:46
Amarjit Ji, can you leave links to the published articles otherwise it might be considered as a plagiarism. Thanks
Comment by jagdeep pal singh randhawa on March 31, 2011 at 19:37
waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh
Comment by Parminder Singh on March 28, 2011 at 22:18

Sat Siri Akaal sangat Ji

 

A big Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh to all the new khalsas in Pakistan!  

 

Dhaan Vaad, Veer Amarjit Singh Ji for posting this positive news.

 

Best wishes and Chardi Kalla,

Parminder Singh

Comment by Amarjit Singh Gupta on March 28, 2011 at 12:47

Sat Sri Akal Vikramjit Ji and Danka Ji,

                                                              Just a few months back i had posted a blog here in NTS and said, Sikhism will rise again like a Phoenix in Pakistan.   And here it is for everyone to see.  Please go through my previous blog, the link mentioned below.

http://www.newtosikhi.com/profiles/blogs/true-khalsa-of-the-modern-era

 

Regards.

Comment by Danka on March 27, 2011 at 14:21
Good to hear news like this!

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