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DC-area Sikhs summoned to Akal Takhat for tainted Amrit Sanchaar

By Anju Kaur | May 16, 2016

The five takhat jathedaars today summoned five Washington-metro area Sikhs for violating the Rehit Maryaada by replacing three of the five Baanees of Amrit Sanchaar, which are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699, with other Baanees from Guru Granth Sahib.

The five must appear at the Akal Takhat on June 4, Indian news media reported.

Although one of the five, Bhai Surinder Singh of the Sikh Gurdwara, DC, apologized to the sangat yesterday for taking part in the tainted Amrit Sanchaar as a Punj Piaaray, the other four have not made any public statement.

The tainted ceremony was organized by Giani Kuldip Singh at his gurdwara, Sikh Sangat of Virginia, on April 15.