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are wheelchairs allowed in gurdwaras

asked 2019-11-04 02:50:48 -0500

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If shoes are removed to 1. show respect. 2. Keep the area around the Granth Sahib clean. 3. allow energy transmission. Does that mean wheelchair users are excluded from the prayer hall? I ask as the sangat is increasingly getting older and life expectancy is improving and furthermore, globally, wheelchair use is more common to keep community cohension and connection. So it seems to me, that an absence of a coherent and overall directive, that includes ALL gurdwaras, means wheelchair users are increasingly reliant on the goodwill of indivdual gurdwaras to be able to practice their right of worship. Surely, that is not keeping with the beliefs of inclusion, equality & respect?

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answered 2019-11-11 10:16:31 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

We not only allow wheelchair bound Sangat members to attend our Gurdwara, we encourage it. The Gurdwara entrance has a wheelchair ramp and there is a sevadar to attend for those who need assistance. Yes, providing wheelchair access is not difficult and there is no valid reason not to provide it.

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answered 2019-11-08 13:54:27 -0500

teraBanda gravatar image

If killers are allowed in gurudwaras why would someone prevent a person on wheelchair from entering ?

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