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To Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (or SGPC): Allow women to do kirtan seva at Harmandir Sahib.

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To Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (or SGPC): Allow women to do kirtan seva at Harmandir Sahib.
  
  

 


Why this is important

Sikhism stands for equality. The gurus have repeatedly voiced up against the oppression of women throughout the course of history. During the 15th century, the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, spoke up for gender equality by saying

"To woman we married, of woman are we born, of woman conceived, by woman is the civilisation continued. It is by woman that the entire social order is maintained. Then why call her bad? From her Kings are born."

By not allowing women to participate in the activities at Harmandir Sahib, such as Kirtan Seva ( singing of hymns), the committee tarnishes the message of the gurus and distorts the basic principles of Sikhism as well as discriminating based on sex - a clear case of misogyny. By signing this petition, you help create awareness of this unjust issue, empowering women and providing them with equal opportunities, whilst pressuring the committee to rectify this sexist act.

Posted January 12, 2018
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