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Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby Mankawal Kaur » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:28 am

Hi Everyone..
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Its been sometime, and i have been thinking over this topic for a long time.. good 3-4years.
Being a SIkh, I completely understand the importance of keeping hair.
I am baptised as well. So I know that it is part of rehat (code of conduct) and one of the four bajar kurahts if we cut our hari.
I just want to know if in sikh religion, weather we can do eyebrows..
I have many friends that are sikh baptised, and they have a mixed opinion onthis as well.

I just wanted to ask the wider sadh sangat.. As Gurbani says guru lives in the sadh sangat...
Thanks everybody
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Re: Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby Romesh Kumar » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:02 am

Mankawal Kaur wrote:I just want to know if in sikh religion, weather we can do eyebrows..


Mankawal Kaur Ji,
No.
About two years ago a Sikh girl candidate was denied admission for MBBS in one of the medical college run by SGPC.
She had qualified the test (PMT) but during personal interview her eyebrows were found trimmed.
She filed a writ petition against SGPC in Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh but court decided in favour of SGPC confirming that a Sikh who cuts/trims/waxes his body hair does not qualify to be a Sikh.
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Re: Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby singhbj » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:00 am

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh

Mankawal kaur, i have never heard that a woman got rejected due to her eyebrows.

Whether it's a job interview, social circle or marriage proposal.

Ask yourself, can a timid cat be considered a lioness ?

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Re: Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby Romesh Kumar » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:25 pm

singhbj wrote:Mankawal kaur, i have never heard that a woman got rejected due to her eyebrows.


This case was widely debated in General News in sikhnet and had been headline of the newspapers in Punjab.
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Re: Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby Romesh Kumar » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:32 pm

singhbj and Mankawal Kaur Ji,
FYI

Punjab & Haryana High Court told: Unshorn hair is basic for Sikh
February 24, 2009 Source: www.sikhiwallpapers.com
The unshorn hair is not only vital but basic for a Sikh and those who do not adhere to this most important ingredient prescribed by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, could not call himself to be a Sikh even if he had adopted four of the total five essential symbols that go with the followers of this religion.

This was submitted by well known senior Supreme Court lawyer K T S Tulsi in the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the resumed hearing on the issue of the definition of a Sikh in the limited context of the importance of hair for a true Sikh.

Appearing for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) before a full bench, comprising Justices Jagdish Singh Khehar, Jasbir Singh and Ajay Kumar Mittal, now going into the constitutional validity of the definition of the Sikh as contained in the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, Mr Tulsi submitted that the Guru was specific on providing a distinctly different identity to the Sikh so that he was recognisable even in thousands of people, hence the stress on keeping unshorn hair. If this one principle of Kesha (hair) was not adhered to the other four principles were irrelevant, Tulsi argued while arguing that a person not keeping unshorn hair was a Patit (depraved) and hence not a Sikh.

The constitutional validity of the definition of the Sikh has been challenged by Ms Gurleen Kaur who was denied admission under the quota reserved for the Sikhs by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee(SGPC)-controlled Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Education and Research, Amritsar on the ground that she plucked her eyebrows.

Anyone who trims beard or cuts hair or plucked eyebrows thereby violates the provision and importance of unshorn hair, was a Patit and not a Sikh, Mr Tulsi reiterated in response to the queries from the Bench.

DSGMC president Paramjit Singh Sarna was present in the court room during the hearing besides some other Sikh scholars including Gurtej Singh, an ex-IAS officer and former professor of Sikhism in SGPC, Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, Atinder Pal Singh former MP.

The case would now come up for further hearing now on February 27 when Mr Tulsi would conclude his arguments and others too would make their permission.

The Bench also indicated that it is keen to conclude the hearing in the first week of March and to set the controversy at rest so far the crucial role of the unshorn hair is concerned.
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Re: Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby singhbj » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:37 pm

Romesh just relax, you got it all wrong.

I am saying the same thing to Mankawal kaur,
Why do you wan't to do your eyebrows ?

When you can get all of the above, the Natural way !
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Re: Hair - doing eyebrows

Postby Romesh Kumar » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:24 am

singhbj Ji,
I did not get you wrong but wanted Mankawal Kaur Ji to be sure of the fact that we are not just writing for writing.
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