Sikh News

Capt Kanwaljit Singh Passes away in Road Accident

March 30th, 2009 |

Capt Kanwaljit SinghCapt. Kanwaljit Singh, Senior Akali Leader and Cooperation Minister, Punjab passed away in a road accident last evening near village Khanpur on Kharar-Ropar highway. He was 66. The sudden demise of Capt Kanwaljit Singh created shock waves in whole of the Punjab.

The car in which Capt Kanwaljit Singh was travelling was hit by two trucks one from front and the other from rear side and the car was sand witched. He was rushed to PGI Chandigarh where doctors failed to revive him from PolyTrauma Condition and declared him dead late in the evening at 8.30 PM.

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Delhi Sikhs Protest Against Varun Gandhi’s Remarks

March 28th, 2009 |

Varun Gandhi On Friday March 27, Sikh community protested on streets against alleged derogatory remarks made by Varun Gandhi against Sikhs. Activists of National Akali Dal(NAD) and Shiromani Akali Dal Khalsa(SADK) participated in the protest.

Varun Gandhi is BJP MP candidate from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh and to woo hindu votes, he allegedly made hatred remarks against Sikhs and Muslims that has sparked row in Indian politics.

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Sikh Father Secures an Apology From Post Office over Turban issue

March 27th, 2009 |

Post-Office-Turban-issue A Post office in Frisco, Texas has apologized to a Sikh Father for asking him to remove turban of his 6 year old son to take photograph for passport. On March 17, Darshan Singh went to local post office to get photograph for his son’s passport. On reaching there, post office officials asked him to remove turban of his son if he wanted to take passport photograph.

When Darshan Singh asked them as to why so, the officials said that Federal rules do not permit headgear on passport photograph. Darshan Singh then moved to Sikh coalition and told them the whole issue. The Legal team of Sikh Coalition informed him that a person can wear headgear if it is of religious importance by giving an application to the local Post office.

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SGPC justifies Akal Takht Photograph on Nanakshahi Calendar

March 26th, 2009 |

Nanakshahi Calendar

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committe has justified its decision to use the photograph of damaged Akal Takht after 1984 Operation Blue Star to the Election Commission of India. Earlier this week, SGPC released Nanakshahi Calendar with the photograph of Akal Takhat Sahib which led to chorus of protest with Congress and other parties in Punjab as this move of SGPC could affect sikh voter’s sentiments.

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Anti Sikh Remarks by Varun Gandhi Spark Wrangle

March 25th, 2009 |

Varun Gandhi

Varun Gandhi, the BJP leader allegedly made hatred remarks about religions other than Hinduism last week have caused a political wrangle in Punjab. His anti-sikh remarks have been taken as a serious note by the Congress party and few radical sikh organizations like Dal Khalsa. As the ruling Akali-Dal has an alliance with BJP and with BJP leader making anti-sikh remarks, it will surely heat up the political battle field in Punjab.

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PM Manmohan Singh Offers Thanks Giving Prayers at Harmandir Sahib

March 24th, 2009 |

Manmohan Singh in Golden Temple

Prime Minister of India, S. Manmohan Singh today visited Harmandir Sahib to offer thanks giving prayers after his successful recovery from recent heart bypass surgery. Prime Minister arrived at around 6 AM in the morning and listened to Keertan for around 40 minutes. He was accompanied by his wife Mrs Gursharan Kaur.

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