This year Sikhs are commemorating 32nd anniversary of the massacre of Sikhs in the hands of Indian state. The Indian state gave it the code name of Blue Star operation.
With India’s paramilitary in Amritsar for the 32nd anniversary of Indian Army's attack on Darbar Sahib and other Sikh Gurdwaras, survivors 200 km away challenge the prevailing narrative.
I was in school in Amritsar, Punjab, on June 1, 1984. It was 12:30 pm when we heard the unmistakable, chilling sounds of gunshots firing. We students were immediately sent home.
This monograph addresses the misgivings of Sikhs and non-Sikhs regarding Darbar Sahib, also known as The Golden Temple, being the epicenter during the Indian army ...
Today in the Legislature, my motion calling on the Ontario Government to formally recognize the November 1984 state organized violence perpetrated against Sikhs throughout India as genocide was debated and ultimately voted down by the Ontario Liberal Government.
Canadian PM Trudeau has been full of praises for contribution of Sikhs to Canada and has fully acknowledged during Khalsa Pargat Diwas celebrations held on Canadian Parliament Hill that Khalsa principles and Canadian principles are same and Sikhs are an integral part of Canadian mosaic.
Here are two responses on Kanhaiya’s statement differentiating between 1984 and 2002. One from JNUSU Vice-President and the Other from Sucheta De, a prominent leader of All India Students’ Association
A badly written, and slightly garbled Press Trust of India report has stated that Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar has sought to differentiate between the 1984 anti-Sikh and 2002 anti-Muslim violence in Delhi and Gujarat respectively.
THE SYL canal controversy has reignited with the presidential reference on the constitutionality of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act of 2004, passed by the Punjab Assembly when Capt Amarinder Singh was Chief Minister, being argued before the Supreme Court.
Are British Political Parties and Politicians failing to properly represent Sikhs? - writes Bhai Amrik Singh Gill, Chairman of the Sikh Federation UK.
A few days ago, Major General (Retd.) GD Bakshi broke down on a news show discussing the criticism of the government’s diktat to universities on hoisting the national flag.
Parminder Singh was driving across the country with his family. As he parked his truck near Knoxville in Tennessee, some White men approached him in the parking lot. They seemed angry and their anger was directed at him. "Why did you come here?" they shouted. "Go back to where you came from."
Sikhs have a straightforward, but still very inspirational and practical initiation rite. The only problem is that in recent times, we seem to have forgotten its importance.
Caste system is one of the world’s longest surviving social stratification. It is based on a simple one line ideology that "All men are born unequal".
In fact five research scholars at University of Hyderabad (UoH) belonging to Dalit community were dumbstruck by the decision of the university to restrict their entry into hostels, administration building and other common places in groups and denial of permission to participate in students union elections.
Recent revelations and open confessions by a former Punjab cop Gurmeet Pinky has once again exposed the truth of so-called counter insurgency operations undertaken by the Indian forces during 1980s-90s in Punjab.
The story of the Sikh Marriage Bill, which crossed the decisive milestone today, began in 2007 at about this time. President Parvez Musharraf of Pakistan had called the elections.
A delegation of 4 Sikh gentlemen came from Chandigarh to meet me today. We had a long discussion for an hour and a half.
Known as a regional force representing the Sikh minority till the 1980s, the 90-odd year old Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), now ruling Punjab in coalition with an unequal partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has, ironically, adopted an ultra-nationalistic posture to regain its lost ground.
The 10th November (2015) assemblage (congregation)--hailed as ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ (entire Sikh community’s representative gathering) by its organizers-- in the vicinity of the Golden Temple, Amritsar was an explicit defiance of the Sikhs to the state authority in its tone and tenor.« Previous Page — Next Page »