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The Rashtriya Sikh Sangat is a cultural organization affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. It was formed on 24 November 1986 on the Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev. But it should be noted that Sikhism is a completely independent and separate religion from Hinduism[1] and Rashtriya Sikh Sangat has no affiliation with Sikhism.[2]

History[edit]

Rashtriya Sikh Sangat was formed on 24 November 1986, on the day of Guru Nanak Gurpurab, the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It describes itself as an independent socio-cultural organization which aims to promote Sikh-Hindu relations. It aims to "spread the knowledge of Gurbani to not only the Sikh masses of India, but also to the rest of Indian society".[3]

Shamsher Singh of Lucknow was the first national and international Coordinator and convener of Rashtriya Sikh Sangat. The next President was S. Chiranjiv Singh of Patiala, a dedicated social worker.

S. Rulda Singh, the president in 2009 was assassinated by Khalistani militants belonging to Babbar Khalsa International.[4][5]

Gurcharan Singh Gill of Bharatpur (Rajasthan) is the Current President of the organisation. He started his career as a labour leader and later become State President of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. Presently, being a prominent lawyer, he also occupied the post of Additional Advocate General of Rajasthan. He is reported to fought for the cause of Sikhs and also provided legal aid to Sikhs.[6] The Shiromani Akali Dal assigned him as convener of Operation Blue Star legal aid committee for Rajasthan.

Criticism[edit]

RSS has been officially questioned by the United States government for enforcing its clout over religious minoroties in India. Its subsidiary organizations such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad, etc. have been know to forcefully convert people to Hinduism.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nabha, Kahan Singh. Mahan Kosh. Patiala: Punjabi University. 
  2. ^ Sikhism, Search. http://searchsikhism.com/refuting-rashtriya-sikh-sangat. Retrieved 30 April 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.sangatsansar.com/index3.asp?sslid=1232&subsublinkid=972&langid=1%7C Title = Rastriya Sikh Sangat History
  4. ^ RSS leader Rulda Singh succumbs to his injuries at PGI.....The Babbar Khalsa Internationl (BKI) had claimed responsibility for the attack on him.
  5. ^ Rulda Singh’s killers to stand trial in UK, British police team arrives to collect evidence
  6. ^ http://www.sangatsansar.com/index3.asp?sslid=1233&subsublinkid=973&langid=1
  7. ^ Jain, Bharti. Time of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/US-panel-questions-RSS-VHP-over-attacks-against-minorities-slams-ghar-wapsi/articleshow/47108267.cms. Retrieved 30 April 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:40:02 -0800

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