Sikh Community

  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...
  • US: 2 Indian-American shop owners shot dead during robbery attempt in Indiana September 7, 2013

    Two Indian-Americans running a grocery store in the US state of Indiana have been shot dead by masked men during a robbery attempt, sending shock waves among the Sikh community in the country. The victims have been identified as 55-year-old Jagtar Singh Bhatti from Preet Nagar in Jalandhar and 20-year-old Pawan...
  • Case registered against Asaram's spokesperson over hurting religious sentiments August 29, 2013

    A case was registered in Amritsar on Wednesday against a spokesperson of spiritual guru Asaram Bapu on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a community, police said. Police officials said that spokesperson Neelam Dubey was booked for hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity between groups based on religion following a complaint...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal lauds Sikh leader over his stand on turban in Rome August 9, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday lauded Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managaement Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK for sticking to his stand not to remove his turban at the Rome international airport for a security check. "His defiant gesture has conveyed to the whole community that Sikhs would...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh seeks Centre's apology on turban issue August 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday sought an apology from the Congress led UPA government for failing to give out a firm message to all countries to be sensitive towards concerns of Sikh community, regarding wearing turbans. "The UPA government owes an apology to the Sikh community...
  • US refuses to declare 1984 riots as genocide April 2, 2013

    Washington: In a jolt to proKhalistan groups in the US, the Obama Administration on Tuesday refused to declare the 1984 antiSikh riots in India as genocide, but noted that grave human rights violations had occurred. The White House response in this regard came months after a section of the Sikh...
  • Sikh community in US seeks guncontrol measures February 3, 2013

    Washington: A Sikh group has urged communities of all faiths to observe February 5, marking six months of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with a call to lawmakers to pass gun control measures. Appealing to all the Sikh gurdwaras to observe on Sunday as...
  • US: California makes Sikh history a part of school curriculum September 10, 2012

    The decision comes in the wake of the firing at a Wisconsin gurudwara (Sikh temple of worship) that left seven Sikhs dead. ...
  • Is 'Son of Sardaar' really offensive to Sikhs? September 3, 2012

    Fatehgarh Sahib: A senior lawyer has sought the intervention of the Censor Board in removing certain "objectionable" scenes and dialogues from actorproducer Ajay Devgn's upcoming film 'Son of Sardaar.' In a letter to the Board chairperson and the Regional Officer of CBFC, Mumbai, lawyer Navkiran Singh said the official trailer 'Son...
  • Son of Sardaar: Ajay Devgn to meet Sikh community September 2, 2012

    Amritsar: After several allegations that his upcoming film 'Son of Sardaar' hurts religious sentiments, actorproducer Ajay Devgn is all set to meet members of the Sikh community here and show them the film. The 43yearold actor would be coming down to Amritsar tomorrow with his friend, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt,...
  • 'Gurudwara shooter died of selfinflicted wound' August 8, 2012

    New York: The gunman who killed six people at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin died of a selfinflicted gunshot wound to the head after he was shot by police, the FBI said on Wednesday. Special Agent Teresa Carlson, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Milwaukee office, said that Wade Michael Page...
  • 1,000 hate crimes after 9/11 against Sikh community in US August 7, 2012

    Investigations continue in the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootings, where 6 people were killed before the gunman was shot dead by a police officer. ...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Victims' families yet to come to terms August 7, 2012

    Relatives of those who died in the US Gurudwara attack back home find it difficult to come to terms with the loss. ...
  • US gurudwara shooter wanted racial cleansing August 7, 2012

    Wisconsin: An investigation has been initiated into the massacre in a gurudwara in Wisconsin in the USA where six people were killed before the gunman was shot dead. According to the initial investigation, the gunman, identified as former armyman Wade Michael Page, had possible ties to white supremacist groups. He...
  • Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple remark January 25, 2012

    New York: US talk show host Jay Leno has been sued by an IndianAmerican in California for his 'racist' comments on the Golden Temple and ridiculing the entire Sikh community by portraying the holy shrine as a vacation home. According to court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Randeep Dhillon...
  • Draw inspiration from Guru Nanak's message: Obama November 10, 2011

    Washington: Sending best wishes to the Sikh community on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that people can draw inspiration from his message of equality, honesty and helping those in need. "As Sikhs across America and around the world celebrate the life of...
  • Gurdwara attacked in Oz, Sikhs ask for security June 2, 2011

    Melbourne: A Gurdwara in the Australian state of Victoria has been vandalised in what is believed to be a "racial" attack, sparking fears among the minority community which has appealed for greater security for the Sikhs. Sikhs in Shepparton in northern Victoria have appealed to those who vandalised their Gurdwara to...
  • NRI remanded for killing father in UK May 11, 2011

    London: Jasknwal Rana, an Indian origin former teacher, in the north England town of Huddersfield has been remanded in custody for allegedly killing his father. Rana's father, Tarsam Singh (75), was a prominent person in Huddersfield's Sikh community. Rana, 32, appeared in Huddersfield Magistrates' Court this week accused of manslaughter. He was...
  • US school bans 'kirpan', Sikhs concerned January 6, 2011

    Washington: A school in Michigan's Canton township has barred students from bringing a 'kirpan' to the premises after a fourth grader was found carrying the religious symbol and parents of other students objected to it. The move has troubled the small Sikh community in the township near Detroit, prompting them to...
  • After years, first Sikh as US Army officer March 23, 2010

    San Antonio: Amid lines of soldiers, one after the other in standardissue fatigues and combat boots, was one in a turban and full beard on Monday the first Sikh in a generation allowed to complete US Army officer basic training without sacrificing the articles of his faith. Captain Tejdeep...
  • Saif sorry for trimmed beard in Love Aaj Kal July 30, 2009

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Saif Ali Khan has managed to resolve the controversy surrounding his maiden production Love Aaj Kal just two days before its release. The Punjab Cultural and Heritage Board which had earlier objected to the portrayal of the Sikh community in the film accepted an apology from Saif in Mumbai...
  • Sikhs divided on construction of Golden Temple replica June 12, 2009

    Punjab: A Golden Temple replica could be the next flash point in the Sikh community. It's the Gurudwara Mastuana Sahib being built by the Mastuana Sikhs in Sangrur and its a replica of Amritsar's Golden Temple, complete with the pool of holy water surrounding it. "This is an exact replica of...
  • AntiSikh riots victims yet to get justice November 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress's heir apparent Rahul Gandhis comments on the 1984 antisikh riots have come as little solace to the victims who have been living with the tragedy and the humiliation over the past 24 years. AntiSikh Riot Victim Darshan Kaurs eyes still well up at the mention of her...
  • Singh is Kinng show disrupted in Amritsar August 8, 2008

    Amritsar: The first show of Singh is Kinng, the muchhyped Hindi film, was disrupted by Sikh protesters at a cinema hall in Amritsar on Friday. The protesters barged into the NM cinema hall and damaged property, alleging that the film portrayed Sikhs "in a negative way". The protesters belonged to Damdami...
  • Singh is King: Akshay apologises to Sikhs June 14, 2008

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar's latest film Singh is King is wading through troubled waters as the Sikh community hold their objections to Akshay's looks in the film. Producer Vipul Shah held a press conference to clear the air of controversy surrounding the film which he says has no intentions of offending any...
  • Sotheby's withdraws Sikh body armour from auction April 7, 2008

    London: Sotheby's auction house on Monday withdrew from auction a body armour after protests from Sikh groups. The 18th century armour, estimated at 1012,000 became controversial after some Sikh cultural experts claimed it might have belonged to the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh. The London auctioneers later clarified that it did not...