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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.


The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is an organization that aims "to unite and rejuvenate the Bharat nation on the sound foundation of Hindu Dharma". Its definition of "Hindus" includes anyone born and belonging to India (see Hindutva).

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". [1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4] The Shiromani Akali Dal assigned him as convener of Operation Blue Star legal aid committee for Rajasthan.

2004 Sandesh of Akal Takhat[edit]

A sandesh (official message) signed by five Sikh Jathedars, issued from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib on 23 July, 2004 declared the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat as anti-Sikh outfit. The Akal Takhat Sahib, supreme Sikh body, cautioned the Sikh panth against activities of Rashiyra Sikh Sangat and directed the Sikhs not to participate or cooperate in any activities of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat.[5]


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Times of India
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 06:52:57 -0700

JALANDHAR: After Punjab chief minister announced a judicial probe by a sitting high court judge in the sacrilege incident in village Bargari, district Faridkot, Rashtariya Sikh Sangat has condemned the police firing in district Faridkot on Wednesday ...

Sikh24 News & Updates

Sikh24 News & Updates
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0700

RSS-volunteers JALANDHAR, Punjab—Hindu fascist organization, Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, is looking to expand its base in rural areas of Punjab on war-footing. State co-convener of the organisation Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) has stated that due to the ...


Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:37:30 -0700

Barnala: Rashtriya Sikh Sangat's newly inducted Malwa in-charge and former MP Rajdev Singh Khalsa on Wednesday accused the political leaders of trying to malign the image of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) by projecting it as untouchable for the ...


Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Barnala/ Delhi: Former MP Rajdev Singh Khalsa has reportedly joined ranks of Rashtriya Sikh Sangat – an offshoot of Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Rajdev Singh who formally joined the Hindutva outfit with Sikh faces at it's ...
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 22:23:47 -0700

JALANDHAR: After Punjab chief minister announced a judicial probe by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court in the sacrilege incident in Bargari village of Faridkot district, Rashtriya Sikh Sangat has not only condemned police firing in ...


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:03:45 -0800

Ambala, Haryana: A photo marking Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa's presence in a Rashtriya Sikh Sangat program has sparked controversy. Gurprit Singh Guri claims that the photo was being misinterpreted and there was nothing wrong in Bhai Gurbaksh Singh ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:18:37 -0800

Last month, Khalsa travelled to Delhi where he attended a kirtan organised by the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat for its newly constituted executive committee. RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi addressed the gathering and Sikh Sangat chief Gurcharan Singh ...


Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:14:08 -0800

Barnala: Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has revived it's controversial wing called 'Rashtriya Sikh Sangat'. 'Rashtriya Sikh Sangat' state head Gurbachan Singh Mokha recently met former Member Parliament Advocate Rajdev ...

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