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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!
Over the past two years the Sikh Community has successfully united to stop the abuse of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Sikh Principles, with a greater awareness being spread across the UK about such issues.
To date over 80 Anand Karaj's (Sikh Wedding ceremonies) have been re-arranged from hotels, banqueting suites, clubs etc to Gurdwaras, thus maintaining full respect of Sri GuruGranth Sahib Ji. Guru Ji has blessed all those involved in resolving these situations.
The unity of the Sangat was most transparent with the much publicised Royal Lancaster London & Hilton Hotel Blackpool incidents, in 2005. This unity has grown very rapidly showing the strong feeling of Sikhs across the UK regarding current disrespect of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
We implore the Sangat to continue being vigilant and act on issues of abuse towards Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Sikh Principles effectively. We must each take individual responsibility to ensure that disrespect towards Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji ends.
The UK Sikh Community request those who are planning to conduct an the Sikh wedding ceremony in a hotel, club, banqueting suite, etc, to re-arrange to a Gurdwara Sahib and maintain the respect for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
If any advice is required in relation to making alternative arrangements, please contact 07944 445651 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. So far, this year, 5 Sikh Wedding Ceremonies have been successfully re-arranged to Gurdwaras.
Previously a minority of Gurdwara committees and Granthis (Sikh Priests) exploited the fact that many within the UK Sikh Community were unaware of the Hukamnama from Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Now those same Gurdwara committees and Granthis need to take note that awareness has increased dramatically and they will be solely responsible for misinforming and manipulating families and will receive an ill repute within the Sikh Community.
Taking Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji to a hotel or any such establishment where meat, alcohol & tobacco are served is a sacrilegious act, totally in contradiction to the teachings of our Gurus and edicts from Sri Akal Takht Sahib.
With increasing wakefulness of this issue, the UK Sikh Community will contribute in resolves that maintain the honour and prestige of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, our eternal Guru and take a leading role within the Global Sikh Community.
Respect for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Campaign