Panthic, Historic | February 28, 2017
The High Court of Punjab and Haryana again reviewed a petition on Monday alleging problems with the Hindi and English translations of Guru Shabad Ratanakar Mahan Kosh by Kahan Singh, popularly known as Mahan Kosh.
Politics, Historic | July 06, 2016
Canada’s apology for the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, which embodied its civil rights violations against Sikh immigrants, may be the most sincere apology made by a government.
Panthic, Historic, Breaking News | May 17, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a full apology to the Sikhs in the parliament tomorrow for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident...
Panthic, Historic, Breaking News | May 11, 2016
On Monday, May 9, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed into law an amendment to the 1925 Sikh Gurdwaras Act that establishes apostasy as a voter disqualification...
Politics, Historic | March 30, 2016
The U.S. Army may soon grant Capt. Simratpal Singh a religious accommodation to serve as a combat soldier, but it may not single him out and subject him to specialized testing involving his articles of faith - unshorn hair and beard, and turban – and use those results to make its final decision. Update: Accommodation was granted on March 31.
Politics, Historic, Breaking News | February 29, 2016
Eight senators and twenty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a signed letter last week to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to respond to their grave concerns over the increasing intolerance and violence experienced by India’s Sikhs, including the killing of two Sikhs and the injuring of scrores of others who were protesting peacefully against the discretion of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab, on Oct. 14...
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Panthic, Historic | January 23, 2016
The Sarbat Khalsa was called in response to a series baeadbi (desecrations) of the Guru Granth Sahib last summer when ripped angs (pages) of the living Guru of the Sikhs were found in the streets of Punjab.
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Panthic, Historic | January 11, 2016
The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content. Notable comments: "Hundreds of thousands of Sikh youth" were killed by Punjab Police in the Decade of Disappearances following the 1984 Indian army Operation Blue Star and anti-Sikh pogroms. - Gurvinder Singh, advocate (1984 pogroms). In 10 years, between 2001 and 2011, the Sikh population in India has gone down by 2 million. - Avtar Singh Karimpuri, Bahujan Samaj Party member and former member of the Raja Sabha (Indian Parliament).
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Panthic, Historic | January 05, 2016
The following is first of 11 unedited videos with English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content.
Congressman Dalip Saund self-identified as a Hindu
Investigative, Historic, Education | August 30, 2015
In the ongoing process to include new Sikh content in California schools curriculum, Sikh activists have created their own definition of a Sikh, sending mixed messages about the Sikh identity and articles of faith, and pushing to label Congressman Dalip Saund, who cut off his Kaes shortly after arriving in the U.S. in 1920, as the most notable Sikh from California. The activists, including the Sikh Coalition and SALDEF, assert Kaes is an optional tenet of Sikhism, and include Kaes-less persons in their organizations. Saund’s own writings show he cherished Hinduism and self-identified as a Hindu. “The word "Sikh" used for Dalip Singh Saund should be replaced with "Punjabi," said Onkar Singh Bindra, who is leading the curriculum effort, shortly before publication.
Part I: Bhajan’s yogic theories form framework of English translation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Panthic, Investigative, Historic | April 14, 2015
The Gurus considered any alteration of Gurbani, explicit or implicit, as a sacrilegious act, and so do their Sikhs. But for more than two decades, Sikhs have accepted and promoted an English version of their scripture, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, that contains not one, but countless, distortions – both single words and phrases – based on the Hindu yogic philosophy taught by the late Yogi Harbhajan Singh Puri Khalsa, a man who came close to being excommunicated for his sacreligious teachings by Akaal Takhat Jathedar Sadhu Singh Bhaura, in 1979. The distorted translation is authored by one of the yogi’s long-time disciples, Sant Singh Khalsa.
Politics, Historic | June 16, 2014
On the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, an eyewitness has emerged to tell his vivid account of the first six days of June 1984 when the Indian army closed off the Darbar Sahib and massacred about 8,000 innocent pilgrims inside the complex.
ਜਉ ਤਉ ਪੇ੍ਮ ਖੇਲਣ ਕਾ ਚਾਉ, ਸਿਰ ਧਰਿ ਤਲੀ ਗਲੀ ਮੇਰੀ ਅਾਉ
Politics, Historic | May 16, 2014
Reporting from Washington – One hundred years ago, when shiploads of immigrants were landing on the West Coast of the United States, thousands of Sikhs were suddenly leaving their livelihoods in America and sailing back to their homeland to launch an armed revolution against the British Raj.
in Indian American exhibition
Politics, Historic | April 08, 2014
Reporting from Washington – The Smithsonian Institution has distorted Sikh history in the United States in its new Indian American exhibition.
in Indian American exhibition
Politics, Historic | March 18, 2014
Reporting from Washington – The Smithsonian Institution has willfully mischaracterized the Sikh identity in its new exhibition on Indian Americans.
Sikhs ask for full disclosure on 1984 and beyond
Politics, Historic | February 06, 2014
The results, released yesterday, of the UK government’s investigation into its involvement in the 1984 Operation Blue Star confirm that, at Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s request for advice, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did send to Delhi a Special Air Services military officer, who recommended a paramilitary attack at Darbar Sahib using helicopters.
Politics, Historic | January 17, 2014
Baba Nam Singh Khalsa was living on the top floor of Guru Nanak Niwas at the Darbar Sahib complex when Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale moved in with nearly 30 of his men.
The February File
Politics, Historic | January 13, 2014
A top-secret letter released by the British government, dated February 1984, shows that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sent a special-forces military officer to India to help Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi plan Operation Blue Star, the invasion and attack on Harmandar Sahib in June 1984.