Akal Takht, the highest temporal body of the Sikhs, has ruled that the Guru Granth Sahib cannot be kept in homes that have liquor bars, or where tobacco or intoxicants are consumed.

“It has been decided that the Guru Granth Sahib cannot be placed in a house or location where liquor bars and substances having ingredients like tobacco, intoxicants and halal meat exist,” Akal Takhat Jatehdar Gyani Gurbachan Singh said.

The Jathedar said the holy book cannot be even temporarily placed in houses with liquor bars.

He said the “Akhand Path” can only be organised in gurdwaras or homes with hygienic atmosphere and not at roadside “samadhs” or any other objectionable places. — PTI