Sikh pilgrims to arrive for death anniversaries of Guru Arjun Dev Ji, Ranjit Singh

Sikh pilgrims from numerous international locations are because of begin arriving in Pakistan on June 8 to commemorate the death anniversaries of Guru Arjun Dev Ji and Maharaja Ranjit Singh.India’s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Committee have all over again refused to come to Pakistan because of differences over the “Nanak Shahi” calendar and rather discovered the death anniversary on May 23.

In Pakistan, the dying anniversary of Sikh Guru Arjun Dev Ji is to be determined on June 16 at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore while the Urs of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is to be discovered on June 29.

Guru Arjun Dev Ji is the 5th Guru of the network. He was born in 1563 and was anointed as a Guru after the dying of his father Guru Ram Das Ji in 1581, while he turned into 18 years of age. In 1606, underneath the reign of Mughal emperor Jahangir, Guru Arjun Dev Ji become held captive and he passed away in the same year because of severe torture.As heaps watched him take a holy dip, the Guru entered the river and by no means emerged out of the water. The region in River Ravi wherein Guru Arjun Dev Ji is thought to have died has been preserved and is marked by a properly constructed there.

Some historians trust that Guru Arjun Dev Ji was captured by using Jahangir for helping Jahangir’s son Khusro, who became rebelling against his father for accession to the throne. Meanwhile, in line with Sikh lifestyle, one in all Jahangir’s Hindu advisors, specifically Chand Vimal, needed to get his daughter married to Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s son, and when the Guru refused to accept the notion, the Hindu consultant incited Jahangir against the Sikh guru and conspired in opposition to him.

According to Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee head Sardar Amir Singh, the Urs of Guru Arjun Dev Ji will be held on June 16. Singh stated that distinctive sangats, inclusive of from India, could be strolling back from abroad however the quantity of foreigners who can be journeying can’t be confirmed just yet.

The visitors from India are to arrive on June eight thru the Wagah Border and are slated to go back lower back on June 18. Another institution from India is to reach on June 21 for the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, said Amir Singh, adding that the principle occasion for this can be held on June 29 and the Indian traffic will return back to their us of a day after today.Four special representatives of the United Nations have written to the government of Pakistan, highlighting increasing atrocities towards minority communities, such as the Ahmadiyya spiritual minority.

The UN representatives who penned the letter include Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur at the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur at the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Margaret Satterthwaite and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Nazila Ghanea.

The UN rapporteurs have expressed problem over violence, discrimination, hate speech and assaults on places of worship. The letter brings on record a rise in incidents of violence – verbal and bodily – against the Ahmadiyya network and their places of worship as witnessed in 2022 and in 2023 up to now.

According to the letter, in 2022, a senior cleric of a right-wing spiritual birthday party incited bodily violence against Ahmadiyya pregnant women to “make certain that no new Ahmadis are born”.

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