Amritsar, Punjab (August 02, 2014): Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Mr. Avtar Singh Makkar was quick to respond to HSGPC’s move to get the control of Historic Sikh Gurdwaras in the Haryana, that are currently under the control of SGPC.
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.
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.
Chandigarh/ Punjab (July 18, 2014): Punjab’s ruling party on 17 July took the opposition to the formation of separate Gurdwara committee for Haryana to the Punjab assembly. A resolution moved by Badal Dal was passed Punjab Legislative Assembly passed by voice vote a resolution seeking the Centre’s intervention in “prohibiting any state to interfere in religious matter of other states”.
New Delhi, India (July 17, 2014): After levelling allegations against BJP that India’s ruling party was trying to buy Members of Delhi Legislative Assembly in it’s attempts to form government in Delhi Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of its MLAs today to discuss future course of action.
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.