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BEFORE THE FIVE MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF SHRI GURU RAVIDAS DHARAMSTHANS, ARBITRATORS IN THE MATTER OF

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PETITION ER/COMP LAI NANT

CHET RAM TAKHI

VERSUS SHRI GURU RAVIDAS DHARAMSTHAN SANTGARH, TILAKNAGAR, NEW DELHI

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RESPONDENT

The Applicant before us, Chet Ram Takhi, had filed a suit for iniunction against Shri Guru Ravidas Dharamsthan Prabandhak Sabha, Santgarh for restraining the Defendant from removing the symbot "SOHANG" from the

Shri Guru Ravidas Dharamsthan, Santgarh. ln the suit, the argued that the dispute

,

is covered by the arbitration

Defendant

clause in the

Memorandum and Rules and Regulations of Central Committe of Shri Guru Ravidas Dharamsthans, Delhi. Accordingly the dispute was refened to the

Central Committee for arbitration by the Civit judg

e Tiz Hazan, Delhi on

4.8.2009, therefore the above case has come before us'

2.

The case of the Applicant is that in 1924-26, Ad-Dharm Mandal was formed by followers of Shri Guru Ravidasji, Valmiki, Namdevji and Kabir Saheb, all belonging to downtrodden communities. Shri Guru Ravidasii was worshipper

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Dharamsthans from the very inception and since last many decades. ln fact, SOHANG has assumed the importance of a long tradition which

cannot be changed into any other symbol at the will of a few and until and unless such change is consented to and approved by the majority of the fotlowers of

Ad-Dharmi.

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That for coordination and supervision of the work of the local

area

committees, the Central Committee of Sri Guru Ravidas Dharamsthans was constituted in 1996. The Central Commiftee looks into the affairs of the Local

Area Committees and also decides any complaints or disputes that may arise. A resolution waS passed by the Central Gomrnittee on the issue of SOHANG on 2L0S.2005 reaffinning that the sanctity and unanimity of this

symbol be maintained in all Dharamsthans. The only exceptions were Dharams,{frans Mangolpuri and Mohan Garden.

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That Sri Guru Ravidas

Prabandhak Sabha,

Sant Garh,

Tilak

Naga(respondent herein), was at the relevant tirne a member of the Central Committee, and has in any case to abide by the basic tenets and betiefs of

Ad-Dharma religion as well as by the resolutions and decisions

of

the

Centrat Committee, which represents all the fotlowers of SOHANG. The Respondent has changed the sacred symbolSOHANG

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to HARI on the Flag and other places of the building of the Dharamsthan controlled by it, without the consent of the central committee. The said proposed action of the Respondent sanin Garh runs counter to the basic and belief and foundation and also amounts to a btatant betrayal of the faith

trust of the followers of Shri Guru Ravidasji and the SOI-IANG symbol, who have contributed large sums of money for the construction and running of the Dharamsthan. The action of the santgarh Dharamsthan is contrary to the Central Gommittee resolution dated 21-8.2OO5 7.

Moreover even according to the dictionary Brihart Hindi Kosh the word HARI

denotes the god Vishnu and his many avatarc as well as various forms of animals, plaes, etc. shri Guru Ravidas was a follower of Nirankar and as be suc*r the word 'Hari' or symbol HARI which depicts God Mshnu cannot

instakd on Dharmasthans of hb follcnrers. The use of H*RJ symbol would and cornpletely change rather negate the identi$ of the place of worship

against the very basic tenets and beliefs of Guru Ravidasji and his followers.

S.lnviewofthefaâ‚Ź*qstatedabov-e,itisheldthatthechangeofthereligious offend and symbot from SO}IANG to HARI by the defendant would deeply Ravidasji hurt the religkrus followings and sentirnent of the followers of Guru

who have contributed and donated for the construction, maintenance and management of the Dharmasthan in question. tt is proper therefore that all

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As per Shri Gian Chand Kater (Arbitmtor}. Shri O-P- Dhanda ra-rrtl-.^-1 -;-r er--i N--*.1a7 laeqi fsfEitfalgIl

AWARD

The SOHAIIIG has bffin the sacred symbcil of Shri Guru Ravidas Dharanrsthan since its inception. The SOHANG symbol was first concei\rcd

in the year 1926. Since then the Sohang symbot has been ttre onty symbol

identised with Sflfi Guru Ravidas Dharamsthan. The Respondent Dharamsthan was also using the symbol SOtlAItlG ftorn i'ts formatjsn to 25,12.20fF.. TIE Appticant has

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bdore qs $ryents to prove the same'

The Cental Conrmlttee of Shri Guru Ravklas Dharamsthan' Ddhi

was

formed in 1996. ffre Cenbal Conrnittee hai the iudsdiction through out the

Natisra! Capigl Tenitqry of Dethi. The ainrs and o$ectitre of the Centrat Commitbe are as under

a)

To aSSist fire Manage$efi of variotts Dharamsfrraffi for imprwement and devdognen! of Shri Guru Ravktas Dharamsthans.

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To guide and assbt the management of each Dharamsthan in setiling

out probtems/disputes etc, if any, in their Executive Committee itself or with any other Party or with the

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in the event of non-settlement of any dispute in spite of involvement of

the Central Committee, the matter will be treated as referred to the Central Commiftee for arbitration and the decision of the Central Comrnitee will be binding legally and sqcially on the disputingparty.

bxii) As the Dharamsthans are the religious

place of Guru Ravidas Samaj

as a whole, the party violating the Central Committee's decision could be socially boycotted. '

c)

To m-odinate and arrarqe Shobha Yatras (Religious Proessions) on the occasion of Shri Guru Ravidre birthday;

d)

To deeide about the dates for funcfions to be held in different localities

for celebrating Shri Guru Ravidas tlirth annirrersary.

e)

The Cenhal Committe will formulate Customs/Rituals (Maryada) for popularizirg unifonnity in worship including Ardas, Jait<ara etc.

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To

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To

prom& fadKbs ffid e&rdâ&#x201A;Źf eain p$aris (gurumukhs).

in estaHbhing Se*rools/lnstih#ioreetc.

To publtrsh/prcpagate the teacting of Shri.Guru Ravidas

ji and colleci

hls wriEnge

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To amange, obtain, ampt donatisrs, subsaiptions and funds etc. From NCT Delhi, any other state in lndia and abroad for furtherance of the aims and'obiects.

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To acquire, purchase or otherwise or take on lease or hire in the State

of Delhi,

permanentfi morrable and immovable proper$ for the

furtherane of the Central Committeek)

To do afl other things as are incidental or eonducive to the attainment of the above obiects

The thirteen'Dharamsthan of Shri Guru Ravidas Ji in Delhi and NCR are member$ of the Gentral Committee and as sucfr they arc bound by the decisions as truell as tts memorandum, rules

& regulation of the Central

Committee. l/Wpnever a Dhafamsf,han was f;omed in De*hi and NCR, the SOHAIIG has been used as their symbl.

SAroblra

yata on fre evq'of trtrffiry

oeffin

of Shri Guru Ravidas ii

Maharai in lgqr$r Delhi $rhictl s&rts ftorn Sri Guru Ravidas Dharamsthan, Moti Bagh, I\hYu lldfti to Sri Guru Ravidas Dtprarrsffian, R-K. Puram New grE1hi

Eror;g5 Shri Guru

Ravi6 Dhararrefiraa, Nanak

Pura is performed

every year under the oreran coiltol of Csr&al Gonrmittee. All the thirteen Dhanamsfrans ate p6 t*cipafrng in the

sid

Shobha Yara under the flag with

symbol of SOHANG.

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meetings of 06.01.2001, g6.o9.zacB and 21.o3.2oa4, wnerean arref Eeateo argurnents decision was taken that SOHANG symbol was to be used in all

the Dharamsthans in Delhi/NCR.

Further, the Central Commiftee had also decided

in its meeting

dated

21-0fi.-2OAS that all the Dharamsthan should use the word SOHANG f,n their

Dharamsthan and also decided that the Managing Committees of Shri Guru Ravidas Dharamstftan of Mangol Puri and Mofran Garden to

give a serious thought to this issue and

ty

to reach at consensus with the

other dharamsthans for the sake of unanimrty in the interest of Sri Guru Ravidas Mission.

It is evident that Pnabhandhak Sabha of San$arh

Dharamsthan has

committed a serious viotation by Changing symbol tuom SOHANG to HARI

and ignored decision taken by the Cenhal Committee during its various meetings taken ufien one of their menrber was Secretary General of the Centnal Committee otfrrat

time. Erren President of Central Committee ofthat

time did not take sublect issue sedously and did not try to prevail upon the concemed Parbandhak Committee in this regard. Unfortunately, the symbol

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of SOIIANG yvas rsnoved from the letter pad of the Cenhal Committee.

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ln view of the above facts,

circumstances and record

of the central

Dharamsthans, we have committee and tradition of shri Guru Ravidasji the religious symbol of Shri cbme to the conclusion that SOHANG has Ueen

soHANG should be the only Guru Ravidas Mission. we, therefore, hold that under the central comrnittee symbol to be used by aH the Dharamsthans commihee as the same was being including on the letter-head of the central which was removed by used since the formation of the Central Committee shobha Yatra som@ne offie bearer of the central commifiee deliberately' Maharai in south on the eve of birthday celebration of shri Guru Ravidas ii Committee should be Delhi is performed under the overall Conbol of Central under the flag wi$r symbol of SOHANG'

Further,

in our it may not be out of place to mention here that the unity

notforget that different views Samai is must in allcirormstances. We shouH issues due to which a family do exists among our family members on various cannot be broken or disintryrated at any cost'

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We respect the sentiments of our community members but they cannot be allored to by pass the Central Committee and not to go to any Court of Law or any outside body for reOresgrfof theil grievance directly. ln case any

issue arises in respect of any of the Dharamsthan, they must approach Central Conrmittee first in writing.

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sHRr GnN CHAND KALER (ARBITRATOR)

S:HRI NAREND

New

ssr (ARBTTRATOR)

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Date:30.10.2011

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