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Sikh youth of Punjab leadership discussing Nanakshahi Calendar issue

Implementation of the original Nanakshahi calendar is vital for the unity of the Sikhs: SYP

Dal Khalsa youth wing ‘Sikh Youth of Punjab’ has reasserted it’s stand to follow the original Nanakshahi Calendar. A gathering of the Sikh Youth of Punjab today observed in a resolution that ‘implementing the original Nanakshahi calendar is vital for the unity of the Sikhs’.

AISSF to petition Obama urging to raise “Sikh Issues” with Modi; SGPC Support Signature Campaign to raise “Article 25” issue

SGPC supported the signature camp held by Federation at “Akal Takhat” Sahib in support of the White House Petition Urging Obama To Raise “Sikh Issue” With Modi. SGPC extended the support to the White House petition after Akal Takhat Jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh while issuing “directive” to the Sikh community to sign the Petition stated that “Sikhism is a separate religion” and it should be recognized as such.

Peshawar Attack: Sikh representatives sign condolence book at the Pakistan High Commission in London

‘A cowardly act that should be condemned by all decent human beings. The perpetrators and those supporting them from abroad must be brought to justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured.’

Nanaksar Samparda behind latest move to revert Nanakshahi calendar to Bikrami: Dal Khalsa

Adding a new dimension to the on-going calendar controversy, the Dal Khalsa has claimed that Nanaksar Samparda was pressing upon the Badal family to revert Nanakshahi to Bikrami calendar.

“I trust you. Do you know what I mean? … I trust you Sikhs”

He then questioned ‘you're Sikhs, aren't you?’, to which we replied ‘yes’. He then went on to state ‘my dad was serving with Sikhs in Burma and India. He always told me that he trusted the Sikhs. I trust you, do you know what I mean? I trust you Sikhs’. He then gave us a firm handshake and walked away.

Dal Khalsa leader Kanwar Pal Singh addressing party cadres

Takht Jathedars’ should shun the culture and practice of enjoying state security and privileges, Dal Khalsa

Urging the Jathedar’s of all Takhts to shun the culture and practice of enjoying state security and privileges, the Dal Khalsa has asked the SGPC to provide them with adequate security guards keeping in view their respect and requirement.

OP-ED: Depicting Sikh Gurus in Cartoon/ Animation mode amounts to “spiritual suicide”

S. Vijaypal Singh has written a detailed article explaining that how ‘anti-Sikh’ forces are constantly making efforts to dilute the ‘Image’ of ‘Sikh Gurus’ through ‘books and writings’, ‘pictures/ paintings’ and now through ‘cartoon’ and ‘animation’ movies.

Sikhs feel offended by Amir Khan’s movie ‘PK’; Review says PK shows Sikhs in Bad Light

“PK” is latest movie from director Rajkumar Hirani. It's being screened worldwide on 4844 screens. Starring Amir Khan, ‘PK’ is getting massive response from viewers. Most of the movie reviewers have recommend PK as a 'mustwatch'. But a short note wrote two Sikh individuals named Jatinderpal Singh and Jaswinder Singh maintains that “PK shows Sikhs in bad light”.

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal

After decades of ‘relationship’ with Hindutva, Now Badal ‘re-realizes’ that Sikhs have a distinct identity

Threat to the Sikh identity is apparent and real in India as the Hindutva forces are hell-bent to assimilate the Sikhs to Hindu fold, but Badals are known for playing petty politics on this sensitive and serious issue.

Nabha police gets 3 days police remand of Bhai Harminder Singh Mintoo in a 2010 case

A Nabha court yesterday (Dec. 17) sent Bhai Harminder Singh Mintoo on police remand till December 20, 2014 in a case related to FIR number 7 of 2010 at Police Station Nabha Sadar. This FIR was registered under sections 4 and 5 of Explosives Act and sections 15, 16, 18 and 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Guru Nanak Gurudwara Sahib, Belgium

Gurdwara Sahib in Brussels (Belgium) may have re-opened, but restrictions are unacceptable: Sikh Federation UK

Pointing towards the restrictions placed on Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib by Belgian authorities, as reported in the Belgian Newspapers, Sikh Federation General Secretary Gurjeet Singh said: “Gurdwara in Brussels may have re-opened, but restrictions are unacceptable”.

Belgian Gurdwara Sahib reopens after over 7 weeks enforced closure; Sikh Council UK welcomes move

Belgium: Sikh Council UK has welcomed the reopening of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Vilvoorde, Belgium following a period of over seven weeks enforced closure.

On Increased Hindutva RSS activities in Punjab [Sikh Historian Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon] PART I

Politics

Arvind Kejriwal and Nitin Gadkari [File Photos]

Eye on Compensation from Arvind Kejriwal, Nitin Gadkari gets fined by Court in Defamation case

New Delhi, India: Nitin Gadkari, a former Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president and a minister in Narendra Modi led hindutva government in India, was today fined by a Delhi court in a defamation case.

RSS Punjab chief launches offensive against Sikhs; Says ‘Sikhs are part of Hindus’

Hindutva forces have unleashed their fascist agenda aiming at assimilating or eliminating distinct identities in India in favor of Hindutva. To fulfill ominous ‘desire’ of Hindutva forces to assimilate the Sikh religion into to Hindutva fold, Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has revived it’s ‘anti-Sikh’ body called ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’.

Jodhpur Incident: Punjab Govt. announces closure of Noormehal Dera’s branch; Forms probe panel

Sikh bodies held a mass gathering at village Jodhpur near Tarn Taran where a srrop of Guru Granth Sahib was burnt by Noormehal Dera followers on December 01. The gathering was called to ensure closure of controversial Dera’s Tarn Taran based branch and arrest of culprits who had burnt saroop of Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Catholic Church gutted in fire in Delhi: Church authorities see attempt to trigger communal polarization

New Delhi, India: A prominent Catholic church in northeast Delhi’s Dilshad Garden was gutted in a major fire Monday (Dec. 01) morning, prompting allegations of arson and foul play.

Baba Daduwal, Partap Bajwa meet Harish Rawat about Gurdwara Gian Godari Sahib

Sikh preacher Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal reportedly met Uttrakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat in recent days. Baba Daduwal who was accompanied by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa, demanded the reconstruction of Gurdwara Gian Godri Sahib in Haridwar. The historic Gurdwara Sahib was demolished by Hindu mobs during November 1984 Sikh Genocide.

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Sukhbir Badal seeks review of ‘Blacklist’ of Sikhs; Writes to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Punjab deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Badal recently urged Indian home minister Rajnath Singh to review the (so-called) blacklist of the Sikhs residing abroad maintained by the Indian State. He urged BJP government to delete names of those who were not required for any crime in Punjab.

After decades of ‘relationship’ with Hindutva, Now Badal ‘re-realizes’ that Sikhs have a distinct identity

Threat to the Sikh identity is apparent and real in India as the Hindutva forces are hell-bent to assimilate the Sikhs to Hindu fold, but Badals are known for playing petty politics on this sensitive and serious issue.

Stones hurled on Hindutva propagandist, BJP leader, Navjot Sidhu’s car in Jammu

Former BJP MP Navjot Sidhu faced wrath of some local youth at Bhor Camp on the outskirts of Jammu city today. Hindtuva propagandist Navjot Sidhu was campaigning in the Bhor camp area for the party candidate from Gandhi Nagar Assembly segment, Kavinder Gupta, when some unknown persons hurled stones and bricks at his vehicle.

Ram Nayak [File Photo]

Opposition slams, Hindutva bodies support UP Gov. Ram Naik’s remark on Ram Temple

Even as the row over alleged forced re-conversions of Muslims in to Hinduism continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today stirred another controversy by saying that a ‘Ram temple’ in Ayodhya should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of the people of India".

Modi plays two different tones in two rallies, Jammu – and – Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi played two different tones in two different rallies - one in Jammu and the other one in Kashmir. On December 08, in Jammu, Narendra Modi decried its neglect, hailed its patriotic people and focused on the pride and prestige of the region. The Tribune noted that there were two different emotional and political tones of Narendra Modi at two different venues.

Former MP Rajdev Singh Khasla with Rashtriya Sikh Sangat activists

Hindutva activities on the rise in Punjab: Rashtriya Sikh Sangat state head meets fromer MP Rajdev Singh Khasla

Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has revived it’s controversial wing called ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’. ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’ state head Gurbachan Singh Mokha recently met former Member Parliament Advocate Rajdev Singh Khasla at his Barnala based residence.

ABP Sanjha shuts down operations as Badal controlled cable tv refused to accommodate channel

Chandigarh: A Punjabi news channel ‘ABP Sanjha’ yesterday announced shut down after it failed to get space over FastWay a cable tv network controlled by Punjab’s ruling regime. ABP Sabha, a venture of ABP (Abhinav Bharti Patrika), was started in 2012.