The followers of Baba Guru Nanak were up in arms over the controversial verdict of Indian Supreme Court which declared Sikhism as a ‘cult’ in its detailed judgement issued in Ayodhya land dispute case.
In what can only be described as a complete lack of respect for the faith of minorities in India, not only did the top judges of India snatch the land of a martyred mosque away from Muslims in a controversial ruling, but also used words such as ‘cult’ to describe the Sikh community.
The Cambridge English dictionary describes a cult as “a religious group, often living together, whose beliefs are considered extreme or strange by many people”. The Merriam Webster dictionary says that a cult is “a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious.”
According to the report published in The Wire on Wednesday, Sikh leaders have described the detailed Ayodhya judgement as an affront to the Sikh community, saying that the judges should have had the presence of mind to consult experts in the case before passing such a verdict.