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Akal Takht Jathedar appeals to implement anti-conversion laws in Punjab

The Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Harpreet Singh, warned the Sikhs against the alleged forced religious conversions in Punjab.

By wasmulhaq 
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Amritsar: The Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Harpreet Singh, warned the Sikhs that the time has come for the community to consider raising the demand for an anti-conversion law in the state due to the alleged forced religious conversions in Punjab.

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On Thursday, Giani Harpreet Singh stated, for the last few years, Sikhs have been converted to Christianity. According to the Indian Constitution, if someone tries to amalgamate religion with politics and tries to get political gain, then a case is registered against them. A few Nihang Sikhs were booked for attempting to halt a stage dance. The government should step in and stop this practice wherever it is taking place.

The Jathedar made his comments a few days after some Nihang Sikhs were arrested for allegedly disrupting an event organised by Christian missionaries in Amritsar.

Jathedar said that time has come for the Sikh community to raise their voices about the implementation of an anti-conversion law in Punjab. He further said that the Sikh community should come forward and try to stop Sikhs from being attracted to other religions, especially Christianity.

The Jathedar claimed “Christian missionaries” had been working shrewdly and misleading the backward-class Sikhs and Hindus of Punjab and were trying to entice them. Besides this, they are forcibly converting them. “Such practices have been adopted, which are not allowed in Christianity as well,” he said.

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However, the Jathedar is not happy with the government’s failure to take appropriate action against the alleged religious conversions.

 

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