03 ਮਾਰਚ 2017 ਨੂੰ Seremban, ਮਲੇਸ਼ੀਆ ਵਿਖੇ ਪ੍ਰੋ.
ਇੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਘੱਗਾ ਨੇ ਵੀਚਾਰਾਂ ਕੀਤੀਆਂ, ਜਿਸਦਾ ਆਈ ਹੋਈ ਸੰਗਤ ਨੇ ਆਨੰਦ
ਸਮਾਗਮ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁਰੂ ਗ੍ਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਅਕੈਡਮੀ ਮਲੇਸ਼ੀਆ ਦੇ ਸਿਰਫਰੇ ਮੁਖੀ
ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਸਮਾਗਮ ਵਿੱਚ ਖਲਲ ਪਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਧੂਤੇ
ਇੱਕਠੇ ਹੋਏ, ਪਰ ਇਸ ਵਾਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਕਾਂ ਨੇ ਪੂਰਾ ਇੰਤਜ਼ਾਮ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਸੀ।
Seremban Sikhs stood
their ground to allow Inder Singh Ghagaa to speak
“Let those inside [the Darbar Sahib]
listen, don’t insult their intelligence. We love our Guru
just as much as you guys,” one Gurdwara Sahib Seremban
volunteer told some members from outstation group.
By Asia Samachar - March 3, 2017
Seremban Sikhs denied entry to a
group from out of town to avoid any potential disruption to
the planned talk by Prof Inder Singh Ghagaa, an author and
Sikh parcharak deemed controversial by some quarters.
The action was prompted by an incident at an Ipoh gurdwara
on Wednesday when the same group disrupted the speaker’s
talk session by loud chants of ‘Satnam Waheguru’.
“Let those inside [the Darbar Sahib] listen, don’t insult
their intelligence. We love our Guru just as much as you
guys,” one Gurdwara Sahib Seremban volunteer told some
members from outstation group. The conversation was shared
with Asia Samachar by one of the Seremban youth present on
“He gave a beautiful talk….Most of the Sangat members were
happy with the session,” another Seremban-based Sikh told
Prof Ghagaa, an author of more than 20 Sikh-related books,
was formerly a personal assistant to Akal Takht Jathedaar
Manjit Singh for eight years and has been doing Gurmat
parchaar for over 40 years. His views on the Sikh faith,
which flies in the face of the interpretation of some Sikh
groups, have caused the ire of these groups and invited
OnWednesday (1 March), he was attacked when walking out of
the darbar sahib at Gurdwara Sahib Greentown (Ashby Road),
causing his turban to be removed. A gurdwara official was
also attacked at the same time.
This time around, however, there were no untoward incident
in Seremban, the state capital of Negeri Sembilan, which is
about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.
The outstation group, led by Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Academy head Paramjit Singh, initially tried to force their
way into the gurdwara, arguing that they have a right to
‘darshan’ the Guru and join the Sanggat.
However, the local Seremban Sikh volunteers denied them
entry, forcing them to remain outside the gurdwara side
“They challenged us, telling us that we have no right to
stop them. We stood our ground. They tried telling us that
the parcharak was divisive. We told them to let us decide on
that ourselves,” said a Seremban gurdwara official.
The gurdwara management committee had also put up a notice
that the programme was for Sikhs from Seremban and its
surrounding areas, and is by invitation only.
At around 7.40pm, the outstation
group began saying ‘Satnam Waheguru’ loudly at the side
entrance along Lorong Khalsa.
In a statement released yesterday, Malaysian Gurdwara
Council (MGC) suggested that continuing chanting when a
katha (Sikh-based lecture or a talk) is about to begin is a
transgression of the Sikh Reht Maryada (SRM).
Many policemen, both in uniform and plain cloth, were
seen around the gurdwara.