ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PUNJAB-New Dimensions in Sikh Politics

New Dimensions in Sikh Politics Bhagwan Singh Josh SIKH politics has been very much in the news recently because of the Akali- Nirankari clash on Baisakhi Day, April 13, 1978, in which 19 lives were lost. Passions ran high after the issuing of the 'hukamnama' (religious edict) calling upon sikhs to socially boycott the Nirankari religious sect and prevent it from growing. In view of the forthcoming elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the affair has assumed great importance. Control over the SGPC ensures a particular faction organisational dominance within the Akali Dal. The estimated income of

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