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Akal Takht Jathedar summons AISC chief; Babbar seeks security during appearance

November 12, 2014 | By

Amritsar/ New Delhi: Sukhdev Singh, in-charge of Akal Takht secretariat has issued fresh directions to All India Sikh Conference president Gurcharan Singh Babbar to appear before the Five Singh Sahibs at Akal Takht Sahib.

A letter sent by S. Sukhdev Singh directs Gurcharan Singh Babbar to appear before the Jathedars on 17 Novmeber, 2014. Sukhdev Singh in his letter has accused Gurcharan Singh Babbar of using derogatory language against the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh in his paper “Qaumi Patrika” in 1 May 2014 issue.

Gurcharan Singh Babbar (AISC) - [File Photo]

Gurcharan Singh Babbar (AISC) – [File Photo]

Gurcharan Singh Babbar said that he was issued similar direction on 17 June 2014 in which he was told appear before the Akal Takht Sahib but no date or time was specified in that letter.

“I had written to the Akal Takht Sahib on 24 June, 2014 urging the Jathedar to inform me about the date and time when I was supposed to appear. I further urged that I should be informed two weeks in advance and through fast communication mode such as email or speed post. But I recently received a letter dated: 5 November 2014 through simple post” said Gurcharan Singh Babbar.

“I will appear before the Jathedars to present my side on the specified date” he added.

I have send a letter to the Akal Takht authorities requesting security as some persons had attacked me during my last visit to Akal Takht Sahib.

Gurcharan Singh Babbar had reportedly criticized Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib in his newspaper Qaumi Patrika after it was discovered that certain saroops of Guru Granth Sahib were being sent overseas through a shipment container from Delhi. Babbar had criticized Giani Gurbachan Singh for later’s failure to ensure respect for the saroops of Guru Granth Sahib.

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