Hukamnama Sri Akal
“Gay marriages are not
acceptable in Sikhism and have no place in Gurmat”
Singh Sooch, Advocate, Ludhiana
is like interpreting the Words of Wisdom and Foolishness
differently according to the suitability of individuals and the
intellectuals and under the circumstances, the diktat,
“Gay marriages are not acceptable in
Sikhism and have no place in Gurmat” because pronounced by ‘Sri
Akal Takhat Sahib’, the supreme temporal
(worldly) authority of the Sikhs,
has to be accepted as only a balanced edict by Sikhs.
is nothing exceptional or special to deny or accept in the edict
about the gap between the truth and the falsehood prevailing in
a section of humans on the issue and in the direction of
preventing trespassing in the privacy and the dignity of
the consented section of humans.
is worth to quote here on the lines to deny or accept the
balanced edict by Sikhs that the humourous Justice (retd)
Manmohan Singh Liberhan said:
“I am afraid of only two kinds
of people, my wife and journalists. Other than that, I only
follow my conscience. Unnecessary controversies don’t bother
In the sense, Liberhan’s humour could
be disbelieved only because that’s reported by the Indian Press,
the commercial managements otherwise it must be considered very
much true and correct like the judgment of the Delhi High Court
Sets Historic Benchmark on ‘Sexuality Equality’ which based on
and upholds the basic structure of our constitution, that was
being ignored in India so far.
To my mind, under the
circumstances, the diktat is a balanced directive and strictly
not violating the very good thought, “being a Sikh is
being an activist
- and it is our responsibility as Sikhs to protect the
human rights for any individual or community suffering.”
‘Sri Guru Granth Sahib’ has no
confrontation with the rule of law or the Indian constitution on
the issues of human rights and or
the United Nations Charter of human
rights whereas, other religions do have confrontation on the
issues of human rights and discriminating openly.
It is already said,”
The right or positive ways of living always preached versus the
named individualistic, sadistic or negative style of living
anytime and anywhere without hurting third party and each other
could always not be unacceptable, might be said unprogressive
and non-developing in the modern or idealistic world.
And such ways are not denied
or out rightly condemned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib rather
discussed for balancing humanly living as there are five vices
(habitual desires) outlined in the Guru Granth Sahib that one
should try to control.
Sometimes, the same people
realized that the sorrowful songs and actions and the joyful are
equally entertaining for them.
The individuals and the
intellectuals, in the context, are free to interpret the Sri
Guru Granth Sahib to make their point on the subject of marriage
But, when the concept or institution of marriage is to be
literally glorified, it has to be done as the union of two
souls, husband and wife, man and woman, male and female, the
most natural recognized model of marriage in the world as well
as by the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
now, in view of the Delhi High Court Sets Historic Benchmark on
Sexuality Equality, the counterargument to be accepted that man
and woman are only mentioned in this way to give light to the
relationship of the soul and the soul force as being one. This
denies gender and sex as an issue.
The marriage is like interpreting the Words of Wisdom and
Foolishness differently according to the suitability of
individuals and the intellectuals”.
“The consensual sex freedom
or otherwise any actions humanly are mainly connected with
questions of difference between the rights and wrongs or the
truth and the falsehood in the context of the privacy and the
dignity of each individual.
trespassing the privacy and the individual dignity of consented
parties is always wrong and unwarranted under the law.
judgment, it looks as the basic structure of our constitution
was being ignored in India so far.
the judgment as a land mark ruling in India from human rights
angle and to encourage more HIV victims to come forward to seek
treatment and information.
looks as India also slowly submitting before the world opinion
and agreeing to reduce the gap between the truth and the
falsehood, preached hypocritically by many means in India.
worldwide joyous mood and opinion of the section of society must
be honored and respected. The freedom is also not without
“What is ethical legally, keeping in
mind, my views and yours?
for whom, for you and I or the parties involved for preventing
trespassing in their privacy and dignity?
I am of the
opinion that the decision will definitely reduce the gap between
the truth and the falsehood, preached hypocritically by many
means in India and elsewhere.
has not granted absolute freedom but strict restrictions are
imposed in the Judgment, normally not followed by the consensual
If at all anything done,
deliberately and intentionally, against the spirit and the
teachings of ‘Sri Guru Granth Sahib’, in violation of
the final order and the
affirmation of the
sacred text Adi Granth by
Gobind Singh in October, 1708, the tenth Guru in Sikh tradition
as his successor, terminating the line of human Gurus, and
elevating the text to Guru Granth Sahib, is and shall be an act
against humanity and must always be considered so”.
July 9, 2009
Indian GLBTs the World Over Hail Sexual Decriminalization