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Sikh Identity and The UK Elections

London : There is a good prospect that after June 8th when the people of the UK participate in a General Election, we are likely to have our first ever turban wearing Member of Parliament. This will be a good thing as it will be one further step towards a parliament that reflects the diversity of the electorate. Though I ...

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Capt Amarinder speaks to Rajasthan CM over assault on four Sikhs in Ajmer, Badal silent on the issue

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CHANDIGARH : Taking a serious view of the reported merciless assault on four Sikh men in Ajmer, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, to seek her personal intervention in ensuring a thorough probe into the incident of mob violence and stringent action against the constable alleged to have abetted the ...

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Four held for assault on Rajasthan Sikhs

Chandigarh : The Ajmer police in Rajasthan have arrested four persons for the assault on four Sikh ‘sewadars’ at Chainpura village of the district last month. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said an FIR had been registered at Naziraband police station against seven persons. Sirsa said the information was conveyed to him by Ajmer ...

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SGPC gives Rs 1-lakh cheques to Pilibhit victims’ relatives

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Amritsar : The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today presented cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to the kin of the Sikhs who were killed in a fake encounter by the police at Pilibhit in the 1990s.As many as 11 Sikhs had been killed, but the SGPC could only identify four families of the victims belonging to Gurdaspur.Those who received ...

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Nanakshahi calendar row: Pak denies visa, pilgrimage cancelled

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Amritsar : The pilgrimage scheduled to commemorate the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev has been cancelled due to visa denial by Pakistan authorities,. This was disclosed by the SGPC today. The jatha was to leave on May 21 to visit various religious destinations in Pakistan. SGPC’s deputy secretary Mohinder Singh, went to the Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi to ...

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