GURDWARA

  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants October 22, 2014

    London: A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, eleven illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde. "This is the...
  • Haryana elections: Congress may bag more votes by passage of Gurdwaras Management Bill October 2, 2014

    Kurukshetra: Ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying hard to woo the Sikh vote bank in the state where one of the significant vote share comes from over 10 lakh Sikhs. Earlier in the year, the state government had passed a bill creating a separate...
  • J&K flood victims grateful to Sikhs for shelter at gurdwaras September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Hundreds of flood-victims in Jammu and Kashmir who found shelter at various gurdwaras across the the state are grateful to the Sikh community for their contribution in the rescue efforts. Abdul Rasheed has been staying in Gurudwara Shaheed Bunga for past 17 days ever since he along with his family...
  • Court acquits man in 1984 Gurdwara Pulbangash riot case August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The lone accused in a 1984 anti Sikh riots case in which a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash in north Delhi killing three persons has been acquitted by a court which said CBI failed to establish his presence on the spot. The name of senior Congress leader Jagdish...
  • SC agrees to hear plea on constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Act August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 under which a separate committee was formed to manage the affairs of the Gurdwaras in the state. The formation of a new committee had sparked a bitter tussle between the...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn July 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Battle lines have been drawn between the Congress government in Haryana and the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab after the Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management committee for Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to quit at a rally...
  • Haryana objects to assembly of SGPC supporters in state July 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana government on Wednesday objected to the reported convergence of Amritsarbased SGPC supporters in the state gurdwaras alleging that they were planning to forcibly retain possession of the shrines following the row over separate Haryana SGPC. According to Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, Amritsarbased SGPC supporters had converged...
  • Delhi Gurdwara official held for molesting woman employee June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A 54yearold general manager of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has been arrested here on charges of molesting a woman employee of the organisation, police said Monday. Harjeet Singh was arrested a few hours after the woman, in her 30s, filed a police complaint on Sunday at the...
  • Iraq Crisis: Families of abducted Indians offer pray in Gurdwara June 19, 2014

    Families of those who are abducted in Iraq offer prays at the Rakabganj Gurdwara in New Delhi on Thursday. Families are hoping for the safe return of their loved ones....
  • 1984 antiSikh riots: Delhi HC rejects Tytler's plea for early hearing January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay the CBI probe against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anitSikh riots case and declined to entertain his plea for an early hearing of his appeal against the trial court's order for investigation. A bench of Justice V...
  • UK: Sikhs continue fight against meat plant close to a gurdwara August 30, 2013

    Nearly two weeks after city councillors in Bradford approved a meat plant close to a gurdwara, leaders of the Sikh community are planning to invite leaders of other faiths to strengthen its fight against the move. Members of the Sikh community are trying to get the backing of other faiths in...
  • 1993 Delhi blast: SC rejects Bhullar's review plea August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the review petition of 1993 Delhi blast accused, Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Bhullar is on death row for his hand in the 1993 Delhi blasts. A Khalistani terrorist and death row convict Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on August...
  • Namdhari Sikh leader injured in attack at UK gurdwara August 12, 2013

    London: Namdhari sect head Thakur Uday Singh was injured in an attack by a Sikh man at a gurdwara in Britain's Leicester city, with police on Monday describing the crime as an "isolated incident". The attacker, a nonNamdhari Sikh, was arrested after the incident on Sunday and is currently in custody....
  • US: Gurdwara vandalised in California August 1, 2013

    Washington: A top American lawmaker has condemned the vandalism of a Gurdwara in California with the word "terrorist" scrawled on its walls, days ahead of the first anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting in Wisconsin. Congressman Joe Crowley, Vice Chair of House Democratic Caucus, and CoChair of the Congressional...
  • No damage to Hemkunt Sahib gurdwara by rain fury: Trust June 23, 2013

    Patiala: The Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust on Saturday said no damage has been caused to the Hemkunt Sahib shrine by the rain fury in Uttarakhand and it is safe. "The main Gurdwara building is intact and no loss has been caused to the 'sanctum sanctorum' where the Birs (religious...
  • Australia looks into allowing Sikhs to wear turban at work May 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday promised to look into allowing Sikhs to wear turbans at work places and also while riding a motorcycle. "We will work with your community to help make the necessary changes requested on cultural and religious grounds," Gillard assured Australian Sikh Association members in...
  • Sikh joins other religions demanding gun control laws April 13, 2013

    Washington: Members of the Sikh community joined other religious leaders in urging the US Congress to pass strict gun control laws to prevent the recent surge in gun violence in the country, including the one at a Wisconsin Gurdwara in 2012. The religious leaders gathered on the National Mall in...
  • Bhullar verdict is 'death of democracy': SGPC April 12, 2013

    Amritsar: Reacting sharply to the Supreme Court's verdict on Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday said the judgement was "the death of democracy". "There are two kinds of laws in India. One kind of law is for the Sikh minorities and the other...
  • Pak SC bans land deals around minority shrines February 7, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed a complete ban on the transfer and development of land around shrines of minority communities in the wake of allegations about the illegal sale of a gurdwara's property by a staterun body. A threejudge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which was hearing...
  • Two men stabbed outside a Gurdwara in California November 12, 2012

    Washington: Two men have been stabbed outside a Gurdwara in California and more than a dozen people peppersprayed in violent clashes that broke out between two groups over a power struggle to control the shrine. According to an eyewitness, violence erupted outside the Tierra Buena Gurdwara in Yuba City of California...
  • US: Suspicious man detained outside Oak Creek gurudwara November 2, 2012

    Washington: A suspicious man carrying ammunition and "strange writings" was briefly detained outside an Oak Creek gurudwara in the US state of Wisconsin, where a white supremacist had gunned down six Sikhs in August. "This happened last Sunday. The man was detained due to his suspicious activity outside the gurudwara....
  • US: Police release video of Gurdwara shooting incident September 11, 2012

    The Oak Creek Police are yet to determine the motive of Wade Michael Page for the shooting, which killed six Sikh worshippers. ...
  • US Gurdwara shooting: Police release video September 11, 2012

    Washington: A dramatic video of the tragic Gurdwara shooting incident in Wisconsin was released on Tuesday in which Wade Michael Page, the white supremacist who gunned down six Sikh worshippers, is shown on the rampage. "He (Page) was on a mission and he had to be stopped," Oak Creek police officer,...
  • Ajay Devgn to meet SGPC over 'Son of Sardaar' September 3, 2012

    Amritsar: After several allegations that his upcoming film 'Son of Sardaar' hurts religious sentiments, actorproducer Ajay Devgn reached Amritsar on Monday to meet members of the Sikh community. A fivemember committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Commitee will discuss the film with Devgn. It was alleged that the official trailer,...
  • Gurudwara attack linked to 2011 California killing? August 18, 2012

    Washington: US police are looking into the possibility of a link between the Wisconsin Gurdwara killings with the slaying of two elderly Sikhs in California in 2011. A white supremacist, Wade Michael Page, went on a shooting rampage inside a Gurdwara in Oak Creek city of Wisconsin killing six people on...
  • Punjab minister to move HC in daugher's abortion case March 30, 2012

    Jalandhar: Bibi Jagir Kaur, a prominent Akali leader and a minister in the Punjab government, will now spend five years in jail. The former chief of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee has been sentenced for the forced abortion of her daughter Harpreet. But it could have been worse. Kaur was...
  • Punjab minister convicted in daughter's abortion case March 30, 2012

    Chandigarh: The special CBI court in Patiala acquitted Punjab cabinet minister and former Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur in her daughter Harpreet Kaur's murder case on Friday but found her guilty of forcing her daughter to undergo abortion. The court sentenced Kaur to five years rigorous...
  • US: Gurdwara locked down after violation of rules December 12, 2011

    Chicago: A gurdwara here has been locked down by police authorities after it was allegedly found violating several rules related to safety standards. Gurjot Parkash Sahib gurdwara, located in the suburb of Island Lake, was locked down by police on December 8 because of certain safety violations that had put public...
  • Cameron hails move to protect Southall gurdwara August 11, 2011

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday lauded the efforts of the hundreds of Sikhs and other people of Indian origin who gathered outside the Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara over the last 48 hours to protect it from rioting mobs on the streets of London. Cameron made a special mention of...