Instagram confirmed the blocking of the #SIKH on their own communications page and announced an investigation into why and how it had happened.
It has come into light that Facebook and Instagram blocked hashtag “#Sikh” for a number of users. The issue was highlighted on Twitter by a number of Sikh netizens. The social media giants have now unblocked #sikh hashtag and also apologised for blocking it.
The district administration here has denied permission to Dal Khalsa to hold Ghallughara Yadgaari March on June 5 to mark the 36th anniversary of Ghallughara June 1984 (Indian army's attack on Darbar Sahib, Amritsar).
A portrait of Bhai Wariam Singh will be installed at ‘Kendri Sikh Ajayabghar’ (Central Sikh Museum) located in the precincts of Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. Bhai Wariam Singh had spent more than 25 years in Indian prisons before his release in 2015 after his arrest in April 1990 in relation to Sikh political movement of 1980s-90s.
The Kashmiris from across the Line of Control and the world over including the Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and the All Parties Hurriyat Conference have strongly condemned an attack on a Sikh temple in the United Kingdom and have expressed solidarity with the Sikh community.
“Sikhs across the world were appalled at the grotesque act of violence on Monday in Derby during which an intruder smashed through the entrance to Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara on Stanhope Road and left a note at the premises suggesting the attack was somehow a reprisal for India’s human rights
Since last more than 12 years, the Dal Khalsa has been regularly observing this day by undertaking march on 5th and giving the call for Amritsar shutdown on June 6.
In the early hours of Monday 25 May, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Derby was attacked in a violent rage, in which bricks and a steel car jack was used to cause thousands of pounds of damage.
In the remembrance of hundreds of Sikh freedom fighters and pilgrims who attained martyrdom in the first week of June 84, the Dal Khalsa has resolved to undertake a "Genocide Remembrance March" on June 5 in Amritsar to mark the 36th anniversary of Indian army attack on Darbar Sahib codenamed “Operation Blue Star”.
A man attacked Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara Shaib in Derby on May 25. The man’s act was captured in CCTV who was later arrested by local police.
Setting another example of harmony, Gurbani Kirtan and Namaz were performed simultaneously in Gurdwara ‘Sahib Haa Da Naara’ at Muslim majority town of Malerkotla of Sangrur district in East Punjab.
There is no space for any discrimination on the basis of caste, colour, creed, race etc. in the Sikhi. Sikh Gurus had eradicated casteism and Sikh society was free from the curse of caste. Over the times, casteism has made some inroads into the Sikh society despite the fact that Sikhi strongly rejects and condemns such a discriminatory practise.
"Two Sikh doctors in Quebec by the names of Dr. Saluja chooses to give up their faith over their profession. The Saluja brothers took a personal decision to cut their beards to fit the masks over their faces. This action has raised questions on the religious rights of practicing Sikhs and other religious minorities. To describe this as a religious sacrifice during the Covid-19 crisis raises serious challenges for Sikhs around the world and sets an incorrect precedent", a press release by the World Sikh Parliament notes.
Two ASIs of Mohali police are accused for torturing a senior Punjabi journalist in the police station. Major Singh, district incharge of Punjabi vernacular Rozana Pehredar said that he was covering an issue at Phase 4 Mohali Gurdwara Sahib when ASI Om Parkash and ASI Amar Nath snatched his mobile.
Led by Jatha Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Jago Party (Manjit Singh GK) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sarna) a number of Sikhs staged a peaceful protest on 21 May outside Tihar jail in Delhi. Protesters, mostly youth, demanded that Sikh political prisoners like Bhai Daya Singh Lahoriya and Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara should be granted parole.
An alleged agent of Indian intelligence agency Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) is set to face trial in Germany in coming months. German prosecutors will present evidence in a Federal state-security court that Balvir Singh, a Frankfurt based man received payoffs from India’s R&AW for spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris.
For over 4 decades, the Sikh community in Afghanistan has suffered war-like conditions. They have endured barbaric attacks resulting in the loss of loved ones and having their religious freedom stifled. Thirty years ago, the population of Sikhs in Afghanistan was said to be around 250,000, but after decades of conflict and massacre, many have sought asylum in other countries and the community is thought to have been reduced to about 120 families.
The Sikh Network has conducted a survey of over 1,500 Sikhs after the government published its’ COVID-19 recovery strategy last Monday on how the government has handled the COVID-19 crisis from a Sikh community perspective.
In 2014 the German authorities found that a person was spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris for Indian agencies. Since then around four such cases have surfaced in Germany. In these cases German authorities have charged these 'agents' in courts.
The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today refused to grant interim bail to Indian politician Sajjan Kumar. Former Parliamentarian Sajjan Kumar was convicted in a case related to November 1984 Sikh Genocide.Next Page »