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Delhi government’s recognition to fifth Sikh Takht

  Feb 08, 2022

Delhi government’s recognition to fifth Sikh Takht

Q Why is it in News ?

A The Delhi Assembly has passed an amendment Bill to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, recognizing Takht Damdama Sahib as the fifth Takht of Sikhs.

Q What is a Sikh Takht?

1.  Akal Takht

The other four Takhts are linked to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.

2. Takht Keshgarh Sahib

3. Takht Patna Sahib

4. Takht Hazur Sahib

5.  Takht Damdama Sahib

Q What does the amendment to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act mean?

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Q Is it the first time it has been recognised as the fifth Takht?

Q How politically significant is the move?

Q What is the role of the Sikh Takhts?

Q Who appoints the jathedars of the Takhts?