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.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on April 17 announced to render all possible assistance to US’ Indianapolis local authorities and the Sikh community in the April 15 killings of eight people including four Sikh. Reportedly, the gunman identified as Brandon Hole (19) killed himself after opening fire at a FedEx delivery facility in Indianapolis which has 90% of the Sikhs or Indo-Americans working there. Meanwhile, the motive behind gunfire is… read-more
Indian cyber mercenary group, “APT C-35”, has launched several phishing websites to target pro-Khalistan Sikhs in India, stated a Chinese firm's report. Chinese software company Qihoo360 Technology’s report has claimed that Sikhs, websites and mobile apps having inclinations towards 'Khalistan' sentiments are the prime targets of the group. The report further revealed that the group is exploiting only those aspects of Sikhism through which… read-more
Courtesy: Zee News
Worrying over Indian Farmer's Protest, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said that Canada will always defend the rights of peaceful protests. "Canada believes in a dialogue process and has always sorted to Indian authorities over Punjab and Sikh issues," he added. Having significant Sikh population, several other Sikh Canadian parliamentarians including the Defence Minister Harjit Singh showed their concern over the ongoing farmers agitation.
Courtesy: India Today
Sikh organisation Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on November 15 celebrated its 100th anniversary. The centenary was celebrated at the Akal Takht in Golden Temple, Amritsar. The SGPC, notified under Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1925, looks after the management of gurudwaras in India while running world's largest community kitchen, langar, which feeds lakhs every day. Its president Gobind Singh Longowal said that history of… read-more
Courtesy: Tribune India
Exodus of Afghanistan-born Sikhs and Hindus is consistently increasing due to a threat from Taliban and ISIS. Faced with acute discrimination, hardly 700 individuals are left in the country while the earlier count was 2,50,000. With their residences being snatched and temples destroyed by extremists, they blame government for not heeding their issue. While most left for India; for others, the communities' Canadian and European fraternity has… read-more
Courtesy: Times of India
Members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on September 21, held a protest outside the Pakistan High Commission, Delhi for the alleged conversion of a young Sikh girl into Islam. The incident came into light after the girl's father Pritam Singh, the head of Sikh community took to Facebook and inform that his daughters' missing, from past ten days. "I fear of conversion," he added. A case has been registered, and the investigation is ongoing. … read-more
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Nidan Singh Sachdeva, a sikh member of Afghanistan, was abducted from the Gurudwara last month, and was recently released. Sachdeva along with 11 other members of the community was granted short-term visas by the Indian embassy, and was brought back to New Delhi on July 26. A terror-struck Sachdeva revealed that he was beaten "day and night" and asked to convert to islam.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
United Sikh has been distributing essentials, daily from the past two months with the help of volunteers across Bangalore since the pandemic broke here. Be it a natural disaster, such as the Kerala floods, pandemic, or protests ÔÇô against the Citizenship Act in India, or racism in the United States, the Sikh community has always been at the forefront to help.
United Sikhs have been working since 1999 and have… read-more