May 13, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
The Akal Takht Sahib has dismissed a complaint against recitation of Zafarnamah by Dr. Satinder Sartaj. The complaint was filed by SGPC’s Dharam Prachar Committee member Ajayab Singh Abhiyasi and Sarchand Singh, a former leader of Sikh Students Federation (Mehta).
The Akal Takht Sahib has dismissed a complaint against recitation of Zafarnamah by Dr. Satinder Sartaj. The complaint was filed by SGPC’s Dharam Prachar Committee member Ajayab Singh Abhiyasi and Sarchand Singh, a former leader of Sikh Students Federation (Mehta). “A Sikh researcher was asked to look into the complainants’ concerns, who found on probe that the complaint was baseless”, said Giani Harpreet Singh, acting Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib. He said that the Sikh researcher to whom the task of looking into the complaint was assigned submitted his report at Akal Takht Sahib in which he has referred to authentic sources of Zafarnamah. He said that other prominent scholars also expressed their opinion on the issue and dismissed the controversy as unnecessary. Giani Harpreet Singh said that “Satinder Sartaj has based his recitation on an ancient manuscript where as complainant had referred to transcript by Piara Singh Padam and Bhasha Vibhag”. “It was found that the complaint was nothing more than an attempt to create an unnecessary controversy, thus it was dismissed”, added he.
Giani Gurwinder Singh Nangli of Bunga Sarabloh (Nangli) has also released a video dismissing unnecessary controversy surrounding recitation of Zafarnamah by Dr. Satinder Sartaj.
Citing historical manuscripts of Zafarnamah, Giani Gurwinder Singh validated Gurmukhi transcription of Zafarnamah used by Satinder Sartaj. Notably Zafarnamah is originally written in Persian language and script.
Giani Gurwinder Singh said that Dr. Satinder Sartaj’s effort must be appreciated and welcomed.
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