Moga, Oct 29: Sikhs owing allegiance to different organisations, including hardliners on Thursday, Oct 29 announced to hold 'Sarbat Khalsa' (congregation of Sikhs) on November 10 at Amritsar to take a final call on issues pertaining to religious body Akal Takht and sacrilege incidents in the state.
'Sarbat Khalsa' will be held as per Sikh tradions, code of conduct and philosophy, United Akali DAl President Mohkam Singh and All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) head Karnail Singh said here. Refuting the critiques of such a congregation, the Sikh leaders made it clear that 'Sarbat Khalsa' convened for November 10, a day ahead of Deepawali, is being held as per the Sikh traditions and code.
They said that Sikhs will be holding a meeting at Jalandhar on October 31 to give final touches for the 'Sarbat Khalsa'.
"For this a committee has been set up," they asserted.
They also asked Sikh scholars and intellectuals to attend the October 31 meeting at Jalandhar where they can give their suggestions to Sikh organizations. 'Sarbat Khalsa' would also decide the working of the high priests of five temporal seats of Sikhs, they added.