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Decision About Summoning Former Jathedar After SIT Report: Giani Harpreet Singh

SGPC appointed acting Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib has said he will think about acting on the SIT’s report, when it comes out.

Five Member Panel to Suggest Names for New Patna Sahib Jathedar

SGPC appointed Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh and other Singh Sahibs yesterday announced to form a five member panel to suggest the names for new Jathedar of Takht Sri Harmandir Patna Sahib.

After Giani Harpreet Singh’s Directive, Board Members Accept Giani Iqbal Singh’s Resignation

In yet another twist in the issue, the management board of Takht Sri Harmandir, Patna Sahib today decided to accept the resignation of Giani Iqbal Singh as "Jathedar".

Hours After Resignation, Giani Iqbal Singh Takes U-Turn

Hours after submitting his resignation as 'Jathedar' on Sunday (March 3), Giani Iqbal Singh took a U-turn hours later.

Giani Iqbal Singh Resigns As “Jathedar” of Takht Patna Sahib

Giani Iqbal Singh today announced to resign from the post of Jathedar of Takht Patna Sahib. In a written statement Giani Iqbal Singh said that he had been "serving" as Jathedar of Takht Patna Shaib for past 35 years and during this period many allegations were levelled against him but he used to over come those controversies.

Takhat Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh Not To Attend RSS Convention

As per the media reports Takht Patna Sahib, Giani Iqbal Singh, will not attend a convention being organised by the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat in New Delhi on Wednesday,

Giani Iqbal Singh triggers controversy by making “Tankhaiya” reference for acting Jathedars

Giani Iqbal Singh, who was present during a meeting of Jathedars at Akal Takht secretariat today, said that Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala and Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal were not honoured from Takht Sri Harmandar Sahib, Patna Sahib during their recent visit at Patna Sahib in Bihar.

Takht Patna Sahib management committee dismisses Jathedar; Giani Gurbachan Singh grants clean chit to G: Iqbal Singh

Amritsar/ Patna Sahib (March 21, 2014): The conflict between Takht Patna Sahib Management Committee and ‘suspended’ Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh has taken another turn, as the Management Committee on March 20 said they had dismissed Giani Iqbal Singh from the post of Jathedar.

‘Suspended’ Patna Sahib Jathedar expected to take part in meeting at Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab (March 20, 2014): It seems that Akal Takht has not recognised the Takht Patna Sahib Management Committee’s move to suspend Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh after a violent clash over the appointment of an additional Jathedar there on January 7.

Patna Sahib Jathedar terms Sarna brothers, members of Takht Patna Sahib management committee as ‘tankhaiya’

Patna Sahib, Bihar (March 16, 2014): Takht Sri Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh declared former DSGMC president Paramjeet Singh Sarna, his brother Harvinder Singh Sarna, Patna Sahib committee president Dr R. S. Gandhi, among other office-bearers, and additional Jathedar of Takht Patna Sahib Giani Partap Singh as ‘tankhaiya’ (guilty of religious misconduct).

Jathedars want to see CD of Patna Sahib clash before making a decision

Amritsar, Punjab (January 28, 2014): It is learnt that five Sikh Jathedars have sought CD of the clash between two factions at Takht Patna Sahib. In their meeting held at Akal Takht secretariat at Amritsar on January 27, Giani Gurbachan Singh and other Singh Sahibs decided to see the video recording of the clash before making any decision in this regard.

Patna Sahib Clash – Meeting of five Singh Sahibs on Jan. 22

Amritsar, Punjab (January 19, 2014): It is learnt that the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has called a meeting of the Five Jathedars on January 22, 2014 to discuss the standoff between Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh and the management committee.

Giani Iqbal Singh backtracks from Patna Sahib clash compromise; Demands removal of Giani Partap Singh

Patna Sahib, Bihar (January 12, 2014): It is learnt that [a] day after the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) panel brokered peace between Takht Sri Harmandar Sahib, Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh and the management committee, the former has backtracked from the compromise.

Patna Sahib clash – Both sides shake hands; Jan. 07 episode once again exposed vulnerable state of Takhts’ affairs

Patna Sahib, Bihar (January 11, 2014): The controversy between two opponent factions over appointment of new additional Jathedar and suspension of current Jathedar of Takhat Sri Harmandar Sahib, Patna Sahib has reportedly been resolved with both the parties – Giani Iqbal Singh and the Prabandhak (management) Committee - deciding to bury the hatchet on Jan. 10.

Giani Iqbal Singh (L) - Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma (R)

Sant Samaj sends panel to Patna Sahib to probe “forcible removal” of Jathedar

Mehta/ Amritsar, Punjab (January 09, 2013): As per certain media reports the Sant Samaj has constituted a committee to investigate the removal of Giani Iqbal Singh as Jathedar of Takht Sri Harmandar Sahib, Patna Sahib. Damdami Taksal Head and Sant Samaj chief Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma said on Jan. 08 that he had sent a four-member team to Patna which would give a detailed report on the incident.

Giani Iqbal Singh (R) and another injurred during January 7 incident

Patna Sahib jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh removed by local management committee

Patna Sahib, Bihar (January 09, 2014): As per certain media reports that Giani Iqbal Singh has been removed by the local management committee. According to a news reported by “Sikh24” the management committee had officially appointed Giani Partap Singh as sub-Jathedar however this move was denounced by Giani Iqbal Singh.

Internecine clash at Takht Patna Sahib highly shameful and painful: Dal Khalsa

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (January 07, 2014): Dal Khalsa has termed the internecine clash between supporters of two religious personalities at Takht Patna Sahib as highly shameful and painful.

Patna Sahib clash – Six, including Giani Iqbal Singh, injurred; Kashmira Singh Bhuriwale among 7 named in FIR

Patna Sahib, Bihar (January 07, 2014): According to certain media reports at least four persons, including Jathedar of Takht Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib, Gyani Iqbal Singh; his son Gurprakash Singh; a member of ‘Panjy Payre’ Guru Dayal Singh and one Gurjeet Singh - were injured in a clash between two opponent factions following a dispute over appointment a Jathedar of Takht Patna Sahib.

Gurpurb Samagams hit by violent clash at Patna Sahib; Attempt to replace Jathedar triggered incident

Patna Sahib, Bihar (January 07, 2013): It is learnt that two opponent Sikh groups clashed at Takht Patna Sahib on pious occasion of Parkash Gurpurab of tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji. According to certain media report [s]words came out as a group owing allegiance to Giani Partap Singh of Hazur Sahib tried to replace Giani Iqbal Singh as Jathedar of Takht Shri Patna Sahib.

Two groups clash at Patna Sahib; Many injured including Jathedar

Patna Sahib, Bihar (January 07, 2014): It is learnt from certain sources that a violent clash took place between two groups at Patna Sahib on early morning of January 07, 2014.