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Delhi Sikh Committee to print holy book in US, Canada

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) Adding further fuel to the controversy over the printing of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided it will print the 'Birs' (copies) of the holy book either in US or Canada.

The move is symbolic of its strong defiance to the Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee's (SGPC) decision seeking a ban on the printing and sale of the holy scripture.

Following the printing of the holy scripture by a Amritsar private publisher which took a violent turn, the SGPC, controlled by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(Badal), had got an ordinance issued by the Punjab Government recently that, '' no private publishers can print the holy book as they rarely observe the 'Sikh Mariyada' (Sikh Code).

However, the DSGMC, presently held by the Akalis opposed to the Badal Akali Dal (SAD), did not subscribe to the SGPC's approach on the issue.

Opposing the SGPC sponsored ordinance, the DSGMC asserted its

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