INDIA: Sikh student prevented from taking part in exam by Rajasthan University because of Kirpan; SGPC warns legal action
Amritsar, Punjab (July 31, 2014): The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has strongly criticized Ganganagar (Rajasthan) based “University of Kota” also called “Kota University” for banning an Amritdhari Sikh student from entrying the examination hall because of his Kirpan.
New York, USA (July 18, 2014): American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) has declared to organize a world Sikh conclave in United States of America (USA), India and other countries to discuss sovereign authority of the Akal Takht Sahib.
Prof. Joga Singh said that Languages in India were not recognized in accordance with linguistic norms, rather the politics played it’s part in this matter and many languages were not recognized in their independent form. Such languages were merely declared as sub-forms of Hindi. For example as per linguistic parameters Bhojpuri was an independent language but it was declared as a sub-form of Hindi.
Amritsar, Punjab (July 16, 2014): According to YesPunjab.Com, [t]he decision to excommunicate HSGPC leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda, Didar Singh Nalvi and Harmohinder Singh Chatha was taken in a meeting at Akal Takht chaired by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.
New Delhi, India (July 16, 2014): Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik has landed in yet another controversy. Ved Partap Vaidik, who hit the headlines over his meeting with Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, is in news again for saying that there is no harm if Kashmir is made an independent nation.
Gandhi remains a deeply ambiguous figure: a fervent Hindu who advocated religious harmony; a believer in the caste system who deplored “untouchability”; and an anti-colonialist who was willing to compromise with the British empire. This renders him open to appropriation by different interests, some progressive, some retrograde. But we should not allow a statue in Parliament Square to blandly entrench a historical amnesia and diminish a venal and violent present.