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'Will Not Do Anything That Hurts Panth': Sikh Preacher Apologises For Attending RSS Event In Haryana's Kurukshetra

Nishtha Anushree

Jul 01, 2024, 11:46 AM | Updated 11:46 AM IST

RSS March. (Representative Image)
RSS March. (Representative Image)

A Sikh preacher in Haryana's Kurukshetra had to apologise for attending an event of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The photos of Baba Gurwinder Singh attending the RSS event had gone viral on social media.

This sparked criticism from the Sikh community. After this, Gurwinder Singh issued a written apology to Akal Takht at Amritsar and said, "I will not do any such act in future, which hurts the Panth."

Baba Gurwinder is the head of Gurdwara Udasin Braham Akhara Sahib in Mandi village and had attended the said event in a school in Kurukshetra on 23 June.

In his apology, Gurwinder clarified that he did not know that the event was linked to the RSS and that he believed it was a school programme, Live Hindustan reported.

"After reaching there, I got to know that it is an RSS event. I am in no way linked to them... I am fully dedicated to Akal Takht Sahib," Gurwinder wrote seeking an apology as an "innocent Sikh".

As per RSS, its camp was organised in a school in Kurukshetra. In the viral videos, Baba Gurwinder can be seen motivating RSS workers by narrating the Sikh history.

This comes after an earlier controversy, where Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) filed a police complaint against an influencer for practicing Yoga at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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