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Damage Control: ‘Sikh Officer’ Offers Clarification for Removal of Sikh Flags by Uttarakhand Police

In an apparent damage control exercise the Chamoli district police posted a video on Facebook page titled Chamoli Police later this evening in which a police officer said that there was no official orders to the Uttrakhand police to remove the Sikh flags from vehicles of Sikh Yatris.

Uttarakhand Police Forcefully Removing Sikh Flags from Vehicles of Sikh Yatris going to Hemkunt Sahib

Thousands of Sikh Yatris visit Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib every Summer. As a part of tradition these carry Nishan Sahib on their vehicles.

Two Sikh bikers killed in mishap while returning from Hemkunt Sahib

Two Sikh pilgrims reportedly died while returning from Sri Hemkunt Sahib yesterday when their motorcycle was hit by an unknown vehicle on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway in Tehri district.

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.

Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib Yatra to start on May 31

Yatra to Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib will begin on May 31 this year. The Gurdwara Sahib located in snowy hills opens for limited period of time during summers. Uttrakhand Chief minister Harish Rawat will flag off the yatra from Gobind Ghat on May 31.

New Road to Hemkund Sahib, trek reduced by 4 KMs

A newly build motor road between Govindghat and Pulna, the 22-km trek to the Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib has been reduced by four km.

Hemkunt Sahib closes for winter

Uttarakhand India: The portals of Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib have been closed for winter-break. Just before the doors were closed thousands of Sikh yatris braved chilly conditions to converge at Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas on Friday, Oct 10.

Come by four-wheelers instead of two-wheelers: Hemkunt Board

Requesting the Sikh devotees to avoid coming by two wheelers due to damaged roads, management board of Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib has asked pilgrims to come by four –wheelars.

Yatra opens to Hemkunt Sahib, but roads not ready for bikes

Dehradun, Uttraakhand (May 27, 2014): It is learnt that the Yatra to Hemkunt Sahib in the Garhwal hills opened on Sunday (May 25) but the roads to the Sikh shrine remain damaged after the flash flood disaster of last June that killed hundreds of people.

Hemkunt Sahib Yatra likely to resume later this month

Patiala, Punjab (September 06, 2013): It is learnt from the media reports that the yatra of Hemkunt Sahib is likely to resume by later this month if the situation improves at the ground.

After 16 June cloudburst: Hemkunt Sahib shrine now closed for the season

Chandigarh/Punjab (June 22, 2013): It is learnt that after the June 16 cloudburst, the Hemkunt Sahib shrine has been closed for the current season. Hemkunt Sahib is located at a height of 15,200 feet in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. As per media reports the Hemkunt trust managing gurdwara at Hemkunt took this decision on June 21.

3,000 Sikh devotees safely evacuated from Hemkunt Sahib

Uttrakhand, India (June 21, 2012): According to recent reports about 3,000 Sikh pilgrims who were stuck for the past many days at Hemkunt Sahib have been successfully evacuated. These pilgrims were stuck there after the Uttrakhand state of India witnessed heavy rainfall, foods and land-slides.

More than 1000 feared dead in Uttrakhand; 3,000 stuck at Gobind Ghat – 62,000 at Kedarnath

Uttrakhand, India (June 21, 2013): According to media reports in Kedarnath area of Uttrakhand more than sixty thousand people have been stuck as the heavy rain fall and floods have washed away around 90 pilgrim shelter homes (dharamshalas).

Condition near Gobind Ghat (June 17, 2013)

Main building of Gurdwara Gobind Ghat is safe; No Saroops were lost: Chairman of Sri Hemkunt Sahib Mgt. Trust

Uttrakhand, India (June 18, 2013): According to media reports, Narinder Jeet Singh Bindra, Chairman of Uttarakhand Minorities Commission, said today that the main building of Gurdwara Sahib of Gobind Ghat in Uttarakhand is safe and none of the Saroops of of Guru Granth Sahib were lost due to rains as was feared.