Pak Pilgrims At Attari Border

Photo: First India

Pakistani Pilgrims Arrive At Attari Border, Permitted To Visit Various Sikh Shrines In India

About 48 Pakistani pilgrims arrived at the Attari Border in Punjab’s Amritsar, and are scheduled to visit various Sikh shrines in India. The pilgrimage will be extended to 25 days, and the pilgrims will reportedly be travelling to various parts of India. Some of the highlights of the pilgrimage include, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Hemkund Sahib. This is facilitated by the 1974 protocol on visits to religious shrines.

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 - 01:25 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Pakistan, sikh, Attari Border, Amritsar, Golden Temple

Courtesy: ANI

Supreme Court

Photo: The Times of India

Do Not Compare Kirpan & Turban With Hijab: Supreme Court

Continuing the legal proceedings of the petitions filed in the Karnataka Hijab Row, the Supreme Court's five-judge bench asked not to compare Sikh religious practice with Hijab. On September 8, the bench said, "Hijab is a recommendation not essential". The court also highlighted not to compare "Kirpan" and Turban of Sikhs to Hijab, saying cultural practices should be protected. The hearing on Karnataka Hijab Row is still under trial… read-more

Fri, 09 Sep 2022 - 05:02 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Karnataka Hijab Row, Supreme Court, Five-Judge Bench, Kirpan, sikh

Courtesy: ANI

Former England  spinner Monty Panesar

Photo: The Times of India

Former England spinner Monty Panesar Criticises Laal Singh Chaddha For Sikh Potrayal

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has condemned the Bollywood movie Laal Singh Chaddha. The Aamir Khan starter "Laal Singh Chaddha" released on August 11, and gained a lot of criticism, and trending with #Boycott. Amongst the critique, Monty Panesar was disappointed over the portrayal of the lead character, who is a Sikh and called it disrespectful and disgraceful to the Indian Armed Forces, Indian Army and Sikhs.

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - 04:14 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Former England spinner Monty Panesar, Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan, Indian Army, sikh

Karte Parwan Attack

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Karte Parwan Gurdwara In Kabul: Afghanistan

In Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, ISIS terrorists have been firing indiscriminately inside Karte Parwan Gurdwara, on June 18. Reportedly, Sikh Sangat is stuck inside and the number of casualties have not been revealed yet. Meanwhile, security forces have cordoned off the area, and counter-terrorism motion is ongoing. Furthermore, an eyewitness stated that a security personnel was killed in the attack.

Sat, 18 Jun 2022 - 11:00 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Afghanistan, Kabul, sikh, Karte Parwan Gurdwara, ISIS

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Pro Khalistan

Photo: The Quint

Protestors At Golden Temple Raise 'Pro-Khalistani' Slogans On 38th Anniversary Of Operation Blue Star

On the occasion of 38th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, in Amritsar's Golden Temple, supporters of radical Sikh outfits were seen raising pro-Khalistani slogans, on June 6. "Khalistan Zindabad" placards and banners were wielded by youths. Reportedly, the protests took place despite a prohibitory order. Meanwhile, Akal Takht chief Giani Harpreet Singh called for weapons training for all Sikhs, to be able to use "state-of-the-art" weapons… read-more

Mon, 06 Jun 2022 - 05:44 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: sikh, Khalistan, Golden Temple, Amritsar, Operation Blue Star

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur (representational image)

Photo: Press Trust Of India

Sikh Jatha Group Leaves For Lahore Ahead Of Baisakhi

A contingent of Sikh Jatha has left Punjab for Pakistan, to celebrate Baisakhi in Lahore. One of the devotees rued that out of the 900 visa permit applications, only 705 permits could be approved, and hence, some devotees would miss the chance of Guru Drashan. Another pilgrim expressed the need for unity between the two neighbouring countries, and a relaxation in visa-related requirements.

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - 04:25 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: sikh, Baisakhi, India-Pakistan, India-Pakistan relations, celebrations

Courtesy: ANI

Sikh Girl-Turban

Photo: The New Indian Express

After Hijab, College Asks Sikh Girl To Remove Turban: Bengaluru

While the Karnataka High Court continues to hear petitions for the hijab row, a 17-year-old Sikh girl Amritdhari was asked to remove her turban as per the uniform code by college. “Asking a Sikh to remove his/her turban is a big insult to a Sikh and the entire community,'' said girl’s father. Notably, the HC restrained students from wearing “saffron shawls, hijab, and religious flags'' in an interim order.

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 - 12:39 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: art & culture, Karnataka, sikh, Turban, Education

Courtesy: The Times of India

Sikh man being assaulted outside JFK International Airport

Photo: The Indian Express

Sikh Taxi Driver Attacked, Turban Knocked Off In US; Video Surfaces

In a shocking incident, an unidentified man attacked an Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver and knocked off his turban outside the John F. Kennedy International Airport in the United States. The 26-second long video of the incident was shared on Twitter by user Navjot Pal Kaur. Reportedly, the person also used expletives again the Sikh. The video has drawn criticism from… read-more

Sat, 08 Jan 2022 - 08:30 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: sikh, Turban, US, JFK Airport., Viral video

Courtesy: India Today

Sikh Leaders protesting against forceful conversion and marriages' in J&K

Photo: Deccan Herald

J&K Leader Demands 'Anti-Conversion Law" Over Interfaith Marriages

Several Sikh leaders had arrived in J&K on June 28 in order to protest against the alleged "forced conversion and interfaith marriage" of Sikh girls. However, the Sikh community had claimed that on June 26, an 18-year-old was forcibly married to a Muslim man in Srinagar. Later the girl was returned to the family members after they help protest outside the court. Meanwhile, SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa demanded an "anti-conversion law… read-more

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 12:59 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: sikh, forceful conversion and marriage, J&K, Shiromani Akali Dal, Manjinder Singh Sirsa

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Sri Satsang Sahib Gurudwara where the programme took place

Photo: The Indian Express

Sikhs, Hindus Help Muslim Families To Re-Build Their Mosque In Punjab

In Punjab's Bhoolar village, Hindu and Sikh communities have come together in order to help Muslim families to re-build their only mosque in the area. "The village has seven Gurudwara, two temples & the only mosque, established before the partition and was almost ruined with time," said the village sarpanch Sarpanch Pala Singh. They are very happy that a mosque will be our tenth place of worship, he added.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 04:01 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: MUSLIM, sikh, hindu, Mosque, Bhoolar village

Courtesy: The Indian Express