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Sehajdhari Sikhs Right To Vote In SGPC Elections Abrogated

The Union home ministry today issued guidelines notifying the debarment of Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC)

SGPC moves Supreme court seeking notification of 2011 house

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has moved the Supreme Court of India (SCI) seeking notification for SGPC house that was elected in 2011.

SGPC moves Supreme Court over Sehajdharis’ voting right

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has moved the Supreme Court in the light of the new Central law taking away the Sehajdhari Sikhs’ right to vote in SGPC elections.

Sehijdhari Bill gets Indian President’s stamp; Notification awaited

The Sikh Gurdwara Amendment Bill, 2016 which bars "non-practising" Sikhs from casting their votes during the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) elections, is reportedly approved by the Indian President.

Capt. Amrinder, Manpreet, Ravneet Bittu and Bhagwant Mann are educated illiterates: Sikh body

Lashing out at Akali-turned-Congressman Manpreet Badal for saying that 80 percent of the total Sikh population including him, were Sehajdharis, the Dal Khalsa said he and his new boss Captain Amrinder Singh were educated illiterates who have no knowledge about the distinction between Patits and Sehajdharis.

Dal Khalsa questions Captain Amrinder on Sehajdhari Sikhs issue

Dal Khalsa today strongly criticized Congress leader Captain Amrinder Singh for terming ‘Sehajdhari’s’ as Sikhs and mixing "Sehajdharis" with apostate Sikhs.

Harsimrat Badal hails passage of Gurudwara amendment bill denying voting rights to Sehajdharis in Rajya Sabha

Harsimrat Kaur Badal today hailed the unanimous passage of the Sikh Gurudwaras (amendment) bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha.

Badal seeks BJP led central govt’s intervention in row related to voting rights of “Sehajdhari” Sikhs

According to media reports the Badal Dal delegation asked the India government to enact the notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the Sehajdaris issue into the legislation for providing procedural correction to remove the technical infirmities in the GoI’s directive.

Mann Dal’s petition against ‘Sehajdhari’ voting rights for SGPC dismissed by High Court

Chandigarh, Punjab (November 29, 2013): The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition by Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) to debar the Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) elections.

Sehajdhari Row - Supreme Court of India accepts SLP by SGPC

Sehajdhari Row: Supreme Court of India admits special leave petition of SGPC

New Delhi, India (October 05, 2013): It is learnt that the Supreme Court of India (SCI) on October 04, 2013 admitting a special leave petition (SLP) filed by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) seeking approval of the SGPC general house which was elected following the 2011 elections. Admitting the SLP, the court, however, declined to put its stamp of approval on the September 2011 general house.

Sehajdhari row: Supreme Court of India gives SGPC two weeks time to file reply

New Delhi, India (July 27, 2012): As per media reports the Supreme Court of India on July 26, 2012 granted two weeks’ time to the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to respond to the contentions of the Parmjeet Singh Ranu's Sehajdhari Sikh Federation that the SGPC had no right to appeal on the Sehajdharis’ voting rights issue.

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Sehajdhari row: Ranu’s federation files reply – SGPC to seek time from Supreme Court

Chandigarh (July 24, 2012): The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation is reported to have filed its reply in the Special Leave Petition of the SGPC before Supreme Court. The respondent Sehajdhari Sikh Federation represented by its President Dr.Parmjeet Singh Ranu has raised preliminary objections on the locus standii of the SGPC for filing the Special Leave Petition (SPL).

Sehajdhari Issue – (1) HC issued notice to Centre, Punjab, SGPC and Gurudwara EC; next hearing on 8 Feb. (2) Why situation is so confusing?

The main reason behind static and confused situation on this issue could be the complex nature of issue, which on the one hand relates to the internal dynamics of the Sikh society (the definition of Sehajdhari and their role) and on the other hand it is related to relations of Sikhs with the Indian State (the Sikh Gurudwara Management Act, 1925; the role of Indian Parliament in Sikh religious affairs regarding amendment etc. of the 1925 Act and role of Indian courts being interpretting authority in relation to the said Act.).

Sehajdhari Row: Dal Khalsa slams Punjab politicians for creating unnecessary confusion

Amritsar (December 21, 2011): The Dal Khalsa today slammed politicians including Captain Amrinder Singh and Sehajdhari Federation leader Paramjit Singh Ranoo for creating unnecessary confusion ...