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Uttarakhand Police Arrest 25 Sikhs for performing Ardas at Haridwar; 1 Booked under Sedition

Uttarakhand police arrested 25 Sikhs who were performing Ardas on the banks of Ganga river at Haridwar, one of whom is booked under sedition charges.

Former RSS Pracharak Trivendra Rawat to be Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has picked a former RSS pracharak Trivendra Singh Rawat as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

Punjab police apprehends Sikh youth from Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

A Sikh youth was reportedly apprehended by the Punjab police belonging to Khanna on Wednesday (June 15). Jagjit Singh, a mechanic was taken into custody from his shop in Rishikesh by a police party of Khanna police at around half past 12 in noon.

Hemkunt Sahib yatra begins; more than 7000 visited on the opening day

Yatra for Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib began on Monday (June 01). Around 7,000 devotees visiting Hemkunt Sahib on the opening day, despite rainfall and snowfall.

Prof. Panditrao Dharennavar recites Jap Ji Sahib on “Hari Ki Paudi”, Haridwar

Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Whereas Haridwar (Uttarkhand) police had banned entry for Sikhs in Haridwara city and "Hari Ka Paudi" on the occasion of Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Ji, a Professor from Chandigarh managed to recited Jap Ji Sahib at Har Ki Pauri. Prof. Panditrao Dharennavar, a non-Sikh professor who is currently based in Chandigarh but originally hails from Karnataka, recited the Gurbani in his mother-language Kannada.

Gurcharan Singh Babbar giving information addressing the media [February 20, 2014]

Sikhs were put under house arrest in Haridwar on the occasion of Parkash Gurpurb of Guru Nanak

Uttarakhand, India: Sikh activists Gurcharan Singh Babbar and Ajmer Singh Randhawa has said that the police has covered-up every village of Sikhs around Haridwar and every Sikh house and no Sikh was permitted to step out and celebrate the Gurpurab day of Guru Nanak in Uttarakhand. They said that the police crackdown was directed by Harish Rawat led government in Uttarakhand.

India: Cloud brust killed 6, including 2 children in Uttarakhand state

Dehradun, India (July 31, 2014): Another natural calamity, a cloud brust, has been reported from Uttarakhand state of India. At least 6 persons, including 2 children) were reportedly buried under flash flood triggered muck that came down crashing upon Nauthana village of Ghansali tehsil, nearly 60 kilometers away from district headquarter Tehri in Uttarakhand on wee hours today (July 31).