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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Punishments in Sikhism.

04/01/2012

Italian Sikh devotee gets punishment for not respecting “Guru Granth Sahib”

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Amritsar, Jan 3 (PTI) The Akal Takht today meted out ''Tankah'' (religious punishment) to an Italian Sikh devotee for failing to respect the holy text and insulting SPGC members.

Acting on the complaint filed by SGPC general Secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and Secretary Dalmegh Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh announced ''Tankah'' to Italian Sikh devotee Sant Harwant Singh Daduwal here.

The duo had lodged complaint with the Akal Takht that while they were in Italy to deliver copies of the Sikh holy book they were insulted and Daduwal had misbehaved with them.

According to the decree, Daduwal has been ordered to à “clean utensils, dust shoes and recite the holy text of Guru Granth Sahib in a gurdwara of Italy besides offering Rs 1,100 in the Sikh shrine”.

PS: I’ve updated the title line of this news article, bcoz the person who wrote that article forgot that Sikhs treat this holy Granth as the Guru itself. So Granth sahib should be mentioned with respect. J

Source: http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5723841