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Badal for stopping so-called Sehjdharis from voting right in SGPC elections; Ranu’s Sehjdhari Federation opposes

Moga, Punjab (June 13, 2014) : The Delhi tour of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been inviting controversy after controversy. In such another ...

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.).