Amritsar: Sikh jatha on Saturday observed Shaheedi Dihara of the fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev at Gurduwara Dera Sahib Lahor in Pakistan.
The SGPC will observe the day here on Sunday. This has led to a row over double dates for the same occasion.
A religious programme was held at Lahore’s Gurdwara Dehra Sahib in which apart from Indian and Pakistani Sikhs, officials of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and AUKAF Board were present.
A section of the Sikh sangat raised slogans for implementing the original Nanakshahi calendar and opening of two more gurdwaras in Pakistan, associated with the fifth Guru.
Meanwhile, the SGPC will observe the Shaheedi Gurpurb as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar on Sunday (June 17).
Despite boycott from Sharomani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee, 84 Sikh pilgrims have reached Pakistan, under the supervision of Sardar Jung Singh and Sardar Pritam Singh this year.
The Sharomani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee had applied for the pilgrims’ visa from June 9 to June 19 in deviation from an already approved schedule, which were rejected. The two Indian Sikh committees then boycotted the event for this year.