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Akal Takht Summons Chandok for Honoring Tytler


The Times of India, Amritsar, Jun. 23, 2004

[The] jathedar [head priest] of [the] Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has directed [the] president of [the] Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (D.S.G.M.C.), Parhalad [Prehlad] Singh Chandok, to personally appear before high priests by July 25. Chandok has been asked to clarify his stand over bestowing [a] siropa [scarf, as a mark of honor] and presenting [the] Siri Sahib [title] to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who was allegedly responsible for anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The personal assistant of [the] jathedar of [the] Akal Takht told reporters. He said a letter to this effect was sent to Chandok on Tuesday. Earlier, Avtar Singh Hit, former president of D.S.G.M.C. had also been summoned at Akal Takht.

Meanwhile, Satpal Singh Wadali, Panthic Morcha candidate from Amritsar (West) has filed a petition before deputy commissioner cum returning officer against [the] S.A.D. candidate for S.G.P.C. elections, Jaswinder Singh Advocate, who is also contesting from Amritsar (West). Wadali talking to T.N.N. alleged that Advocate had taken a grant of RS. 51,000 from the funds of [the] S.G.P.C. by misusing his authority besides he was excommunicated through an edict issued by the then jathedar of Akal Takht, Gian Puran Singh.