Punjab Government to Take Action Against Illegal Publication of Guru Granth Sahib

July 23, 2006

Source: Tribune News Service


On July 23, 2006 the Tribune News Service reported, "Keeping in mind the sentiments of the Sikh community, the Punjab Government has decided that it will ask the Central Government to provide for a law to take action against a person who tries to publish the holy Guru Granth Sahib on his own accord or tries to conduct the 'Parkash' of the Guru Granth Sahib at an unauthorised place. Sources in the Punjab Government said the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had requested for legal sanction to curb any unauthorised publication of the Guru Granth Sahib and its 'Parkash' at places that are not approved by the Sikh clergy. The Punjab Government is seeking imprisonment of six months and a fine of Rs 10,000 for any person who violates these two aspects."