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.
Tags: Pakistan, sikh, Attari Border, Amritsar, Golden Temple
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
Tags: Karnataka Hijab Row, Supreme Court, Five-Judge Bench, Kirpan, sikh
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.
Tags: Former England spinner Monty Panesar, Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan, Indian Army, sikh
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
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.
Tags: Afghanistan, Kabul, sikh, Karte Parwan Gurdwara, ISIS
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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
Tags: sikh, Khalistan, Golden Temple, Amritsar, Operation Blue Star
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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.
Tags: sikh, Baisakhi, India-Pakistan, India-Pakistan relations, celebrations
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.
Tags: art & culture, Karnataka, sikh, Turban, Education
Courtesy: The Times of India
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
Tags: sikh, Turban, US, JFK Airport., Viral video
Courtesy: India Today
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
Tags: sikh, forceful conversion and marriage, J&K, Shiromani Akali Dal, Manjinder Singh Sirsa
Courtesy: 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.
Tags: MUSLIM, sikh, hindu, Mosque, Bhoolar village
Courtesy: The Indian Express