Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971

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The Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act of 1971 is a piece of Indian legislation modeled after the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, which determines the management of Sikh houses of worship within Delhi Union Territory. The 1971 act, more stringent than the 1925 act, required that any Sikhs voting for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee be baptized Sikhs (amritdhari).[1] The legislation thus excluded from voting those Sikhs with shorn hair,[2] and the sahajdhari, persons who generally follow the Sikh lifestyle but are not initiated into the religion.

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  1. ^ W. Owen Cole; Piara Singh Sambhi (16 December 1997). A Popular Dictionary of Sikhism: Sikh Religion and Philosophy. Taylor & Francis. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-0-203-98609-7. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  2. ^ David Yoo (1999). New spiritual homes: religion and Asian Americans. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 93–. ISBN 978-0-8248-2072-5. Retrieved 13 May 2013.