Bathinda, September 21: Row has erupted over same-sex marriage in Gurdwara Sri Kalgidhar Sahib, located in Punjab’s Bathinda. Granthi who performed the marriage has now apologized. Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee has also taken strict action in this matter.
According to a report on TOI, in protest against this, the committee has given a complaint to the police to take action against Granthi Singh who got them married.Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has also formed an investigation committee at its level and started investigating the matter. Same-Sex Marriage: Whether Anyone Has a Fundamental Right to Marry? Supreme Court Queries While Hearing Pleas Seeking Recognition for Gay Marriages.
The marriage of girl Manisha and Dimple was organized by Granthi Singh in Gurdwara Sahib on September 18. Same-Sex Marriage Hearing: Indian Laws Permit Individual To Adopt Child Irrespective of Marital Status, Says Supreme Court.
Releasing a copy of the marriage certificate issued by the gurdwara, SAD(A) and Dal Khalsa alleged violation of the Sikh religious code of conduct and said they had written to Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar to take action against the gurdwara management committee and the granthi.
As soon as the Sikh religious organizations came to know about this on Wednesday, they took serious notice of this matter and reached the Gurdwara Sahib and started action against the Granthi Singhs and the committee.
The Granthi reportedly said that he is ashamed and has offered an apology.
He said that even before this, at some other place, a girl had been sexually assaulted by another girl and there was no controversy at that time. That's why he got both of them married in Gurdwara Sahib. He said that the families of both the girls were also present on this occasion.
Though the granthi who had conducted the wedding has tendered an apology, but SAD(A) and Dal Khalsa are firm on taking action.
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