Civil Judge of Patiala, Punjab issues summons to Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji

Ramandeep Neetu, Civil Judge Patiala

With reference to my post on issuing summons to Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji by civil judge (Ramandeep Neetu seen above in picture) in Patiala seems to me her ignorance.

How Indian Courts issue orders mockingly is evident from this post.

Especially Sikhs which are generally attracted towards Saadhus or Saints. They (Sikhs) feel honored serving, providing food etc. to Saadhus. Due to this politeness and kind heartedness, when Sant Jaimal singh visited Beas and stayed outskirts of village to meditate, the villagers gathered and brought food , Lassi , Milk etc. in his service. Sant Jaimal Singh got pleased and told the villagers that he wanted to build a Gurudwara in the village and thus needs some land. The villagers felt honored by his decision and the Nabardaar/President of village Beas agreed to provide land for the Gurudwara but villagers were intelligent. How could they trust a stranger so they insisted to register the land in the name of Sri Guru Granth Saheb Ji.
The name of the heads of village Bal saraan who registered this land in the name of Guru Granth Sahab ji were–Lalu Namabardaar, Mehtaab Singh, Bhan Singh, Bur Singh, Sher Singh and Gurditt Singh ji. This was the first instance of its kind where the Registry of any piece of land was to be named after the Holy book/which was bestowed as Guru of Sikh religion by 10th Guru Gobind Singh ji and which guides the Sikhs in their spiritual and materialistic needs in this world as there is no living person as Guru in Sikh religion.
British agreed to transfer the land in the name of Guru Granth Sahab ji, Registry no. 254, dated 14 June 1897.( Measures 11 Kanal, 16 Marla)The land was given to Baba Jaimal singh to build the Gurudwara in villaege. It is mentioned in registry. “Guru Granth Sahab wakiyaa dharamsala muntjim baa-eh-tamaam Jaimal Simgh saadh jatt. The land could never be transferred to any living person and still this land which is in use by the sect is the property of Guru Granth Sahib ji (or to say, of the Sikh religion).
The remark in verification of ‘INTKAAL’ is—Baba Jaimal Singh shall have no right to sell or mortgage, this will always be used as Dharmsala (Gurudwara).
It shows the British had already accepted status of Sri Guru Granth sahib ji as Juristic person and the authority to register a land or property in it’s name was thus given. The registry of Dera Beas in the name of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is a landmark decision set by British.

In a judgment entitled Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Amritsar v. Som Nath Dass and others delivered on March 29, 2000, the Supreme Court of India has held that Sri Guru Granth Sahib is a juristic person.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji ik juristic person ne par lod pain te Gurudware de parbandhak ohna wallon Court vich hazar honge;

According to the Supreme Court, “A legal person is any entity other than human being to which law attributes personality” Further, “the very words ‘Juristic Person’ connote recognition of an entity to be in law a person which otherwise it is not. In other words, it is not an individual natural person but an artificially created person which is to be recognized in law as such” .

The highest court held that no endowment or juristic person depends on the appointment of a manager. It may be proper or advisable to appoint such a manager while making any endowment but in its absence, it may be done either by trustees or courts in accordance with law. Mere absence of a manager does not negative the existence of a juristic person…. Once endowment is made, it is final and irrevocable. It is onerous duty of the persons entrusted with such endowment, to carry out the objectives of this entrustment. They may appoint a manager in the absence of any indication in the trust or get it appointed through court. So if entrustment is to any juristic person, mere absence of a manager would not negate the existence of a juristic person.

The majority in the High Court had accepted all these arguments of the respondents. The Supreme Court, while allowing the appeal, observed that the High Court committed a serious mistake of law in holding that Guru Granth Sahib was not a juristic person and in allowing the claim over this property in favour of the respondents. The hon’ble judges of the Supreme Court said, “In this background and on over all considerations we have no hesitation to hold that GGS is a juristic person… We unhesitatingly hold Guru Granth Sahib to be a “Juristic Person”..

She should have consulted her seniors before issuing such silly order which could push the state in troubles. It has hurt religious sentiments of Sikhs but we never instigated Sikh nation  (as we have a copy in relevance to this judgement) on this judgement by Supreme court of India. It consists 15 pages as follows:-

















I tried to get the contact number of Maddemajra Gurudwara committee so that i could contact them and given the said copy. Anyone who is in their touch may kindly forward my phone number 9818610698, Delhi. I shall give them full support by all means.

See the pages of the said judgement where its clearly mentioned that SGGS is a juristic person, land/property can be registered in it’s name but can’t be summoned in Court.

In such a case the Manager or head of committee shall appear in Court.

Ajmer kesri

Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

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  1. A local court has withdrawn the summons issued to Guru Granth Sahib and re-issued the same to the Gurdwara Sahib of Maddo Majra village in the district through its managing committee/manager/head granthi.
    The court’s move to issue summons to the Gurdwara Sahib through the Guru Granth Sahib, considered a ‘living guru’ by the Sikhs, had drawn flak from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and other Sikh bodies.
    As per the proceedings, Sameer Gupta, advocate of petitioner Gurnaib Singh, moved the petition for amendment in memos of the parties. Taking up the application, civil judge, senior division, Ramandeep Neetu, issued the amended notice, which was received by advocate BL Sharma, present in the court on behalf of the respondent (Gurdwara Sahib).
    “The parbandhak committee of the gurdwara has filed an application for impleading it as a party. Accordingly, both applications filed by the committee are disposed of with the observations that defendant Gurdwara Sahib, through Guru Granth Sahib, stands substituted as “Gurdwara Sahib, Maddo Majra village, through its managing committee/manager/head granthi,” read the orders of the court, which has fixed September 25 as the next date of hearing.
    Petitioner Gurnaib Singh is involved in a land dispute with the village gurdwara. Summons were issued to the respondent, mentioning the name of Guru Granth Sahib. After that, the SGPC and other Sikh bodies protested and asked the court to withdraw the summons.
    Meanwhile, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, while talking to the media, welcomed the court’s decision to rectify its error. He said the SGPC had directed its legal wing to assist the gurdwara, if it needed legal help.;jsessionid=D0BED34FBDF4501B1E9D81D90FF6FD54

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