In a previous post I've already said that the likes of Sant Gurbachan Singh & Sant Jarnail Singh propergating that women take amrit is understandable as by the time they came on the scene the practice of giving amrit to women had already become a common practice EXCEPT for at Hazur Sahib & Budha Dal (who say the follow unchanged maryada from time of mahraj).
Sant Gurbachan Singh was born around 1903, Sant Jarnail Singh around 1947... by that point the practice of giving amrit to women had become common practice.... although Naamdharis vehemently say & write in their books that they were the first to start doing this around 1850s... why would they make such claims if sikhs were already doing this.
That was written 1 year prior to 1900... great! Originals of Bhai Chaupa Singhs rehitnama are available at Hazur Sahib.
Bottom line it all comes down to is you have 1 of the 5 takhts... Hazur Sahib & Budha Dal claiming they follow a maryada that is the maryada direct from mahrajs time against a maryada that on the balance of evidence seems to have been changed around 1900s due to various reasons.
The panth was also given gurgaddi & authority in the form of Punj Pyare... so if the panth did decide to alter maryada in 1900 then there's nothing wrong with that as long as the WHOLE panth decided to do so together... but that hasn't happened... 1 of our 5 takhats & a historical institution that goes back to the time of mahraj both follow the same maryada as each other but different to the rest of the panth... which side is right?
Yes, I can agree with this. I don't think it will necessarily help in terms of "defending the community," but it would help to promote exercise and good health. There are too many singhs who are either fat or all skin-and-bones.
He was trying to exploit Gurbani as well. I believe he is an imposter acting to be a Sikh, so Sikhs get a bad name. He took a Mcleod translations and Mcleod is known for misrepresenting Sikhs written history.