Posted by: Singh Is King | Saturday, August 4, 2007

New Law Proposed for Maintaining Respect for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

Chandigarh (KP) – In order to maintain respect for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee, a committee is being formed to submit a proposal for a law that only Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee or those who have received permission can publish or print Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Jee. Additionally, under the proposed law, it would be illegal to take Guru Sahib Jee’s Saroop to marriage palaces and hotels.

The new committee is to be made up of both scholars and lawmakers. The Head Secretary of Raj Sarkar has been appointed Secretary for the new committee. Other prominent members of the committee include: Dr. Kharak Singh, Dr. Jodh Singh, Dr. Jaspal Singh New Delhi, Dr. Jasbir Singh Alhuwalia, Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon, Dr. Varyam Singh, Dr. Jasbir Singh Sabr, Hardev Singh Matewal, and Avtar Singh Makkar.

SGPC Chief Makkar told reporters that the ‘Mini Sikh Parliament’ gave a note to the Punjab Government asking the government to put a ban on selling Guru Sahib Jee’s Saroops. Makkar wants only the ‘Mini Sikh Parliament’ to have the rights to publish Guru Sahib Jee’s Saroop. The President of SGPC said that laws stopping Guru Sahib Jee’s Prakash in places, such as, Marriage Palaces are necessary. It is sad to see that some people even do the Prakash of Guru Sahib Jee on the side of streets.

If the law is created, according to plan, strict action will be taken against those who violate the law. Among the proposed punishments is five years in prison and up to Rs100,000 in fines.

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