Akhaṇḍ Kīrtanī Jathā

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Akhaṇḍ Kīrtanī Jathā (Pañjābī, ‘continuous hymn-singing group’). A non-political organization emphasizing strict allegiance to Sikh discipline. The Jathā draws inspiration from the devout and learned fighter for Indian independence, Bhāī Randhīr Singh (1878–1961). From the Akhaṇḍ Kīrtanī Jathā have come many members of the more political and militant Babbar Khālsā, campaigning for an independent state, Khālistān.