Sikh

  • Petition against Narayan Sai disguising as a Sikh dismissed 2 days ago

    A local court has dismissed a revision petition against Narayan Sai, the son of disgraced spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, seeking action for masquerading as a Sikh when he was arrested last year, and thereby "hurting the religious sentiments". The petition, filed by Yuva Sikh Morcha's Gandeep Singh Bhatia here, was dismissed...
  • Sikh players of India's basketball team forced to play without turbans 2 days ago

    At the Asia Cup in China, Amritpal and Amjyot were forced to take off their turbans as FIBA rules don't permit any headgear. ...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi 3 days ago

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • Judgement reserved in case related to hurting Sikh sentiments 1 week ago

    A local court reserved its judgement on Friday on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police. The decision was reserved by the Additional Session Judge AK Paliwal until...
  • Manmohan Singh's immunity issue looked at in a human rights case in US June 24, 2014

    Washington: A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group. The Department of Justice had recently informed the Washington Federal Court that Singh...
  • US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi in 1984 riots case June 11, 2014

    New York: A US court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the anti-Sikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a...
  • London: Gandhi statue vandalised amid UK Sikh protests over Bluestar June 9, 2014

    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been vandalised in the UK city of Leicester apparently protesting the 1984 Operation Bluestar military raid on the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine. Graffiti saying "Never forget 84" and "We want justice #84" has been sprayed on the base of the statue in Leicester's...
  • 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Billboards welcome tourists on roads leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest place for Sikhs. It is a symbol of peace and it is always festive here. But it was not so three decades back. On June 6, 1984, the area near the Golden Temple was under curfew...
  • The legacy of Operation Blue Star June 3, 2014

    It was May 1989. I was sitting in the drawing room of one of the sprawling bungalows on Sansad Marg, New Delhi. At the home of my father's mentor and family relative, a Sikh, a serving Major General (name withheld). When the news on the television ended, the General turned...
  • Sikh pilgrimage circuit to be developed in Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi May 31, 2014

    Bihar will develop a Sikh pilgrimage circuit by connecting all places pertaining to the religion in the state. "The state government is eager to develop the Sikh circuit. This will be on the lines of Buddha circuit and Sufi circuit here. Takht Sri Harimandir Sahib in Patna is the second most...
  • Time to punish those behind 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Punjab Deputy CM May 30, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that the time has come to punish the perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "The time has come to punish architects of Sikh genocide. The Akali Dal will soon discuss the ongoing legal proceedings with the union home minister...
  • Post-poll survey: Clear Hindu-Muslim divide, BJP still a Hindi belt party May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Hindu-Muslim divide is clearly visible in voting preference across India, reveals CNN-IBN, CSDS, Lokniti post-poll survey. According to the findings 39 per cent Hindus have voted for the BJP and 43 per cent Muslims have voted for the Congress. Two other major religious minorities, the Christians and the...
  • British girl gets jail for attacking elderly Sikh man May 10, 2014

    London: The British teenaged girl who attacked an 80-year-old Sikh pensioner in a city centre in Britain's Coventry in 2013 has been jailed for two years by the Warwick crown court. Coral Millerchip, 20, attacked frail pensioner Joginder Singh at the city centre in August 2013, an act which was captured...
  • Case against Ramdev for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs May 6, 2014

    Jalandhar: The Punjab Police on Monday booked yoga guru Ramdev for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs. The case against Ramdev has been registered under section 295-A (hurting religious sentiments or feelings) at a police station in Jalandhar following a complaint by Harpreet Singh of the Sikh Talmel Committee. In his complaint,...
  • Legendary turbans: Bollywood's five awesome Sikh characters May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Once again, Bollywood's 'Khiladi' actor Akshay Kumar is going in for a turbaned look in 'Singh Is Bling'. In recent years, 'Punjabization' has taken over Bollywood and it seems that playing a "Singh" has become trendy with quite a few actors donning the turban. Here are the five top...
  • 1984 riots: Never gave clean chit to Tytler, says Amarinder Singh April 30, 2014

    Captain Amarinder Singh also told CNN-IBN that if he is voted to power, he will ensure that he is there for his people whenever they need him. ...
  • US court asks Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh by June 18 April 25, 2014

    Washington: A US court has asked a Sikh group to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by June 18 or face dismissal of a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure. "Plaintiffs shall file proof of service on or before June 18, 2014," US District Judge...
  • Delhi Police didn't act during 1984 riots, claims Cobrapost sting April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: News portal Cobrapost on Tuesday came out with yet another sting operation in the middle of the election campaign. The sting revealed that the Delhi Police did not act during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In the latest sting, Cobrapost claimed that Delhi Police officials admitted to their role in...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh April 22, 2014

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There is...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler. The...
  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport April 8, 2014

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court, saying that government of India had denied her permission to do so. However, in a letter filed by her lawyer in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Gandhi "voluntarily" relinquished...
  • Lucid writing makes Jaspreet Singh's 'Helium' a riveting read April 8, 2014

    The year 1984 brings back a lot of memories to those who have survived through those tumultuous times. Pain, anguish, loss and many unfathomable instances that were the result of human behaviour at its extreme has been written in various forms. Jaspreet Singh's Helium is set up in 1984 and...
  • US court asks Sonia Gandhi to show passport March 21, 2014

    New York: A US court has asked India's Congress party President Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year. Gandhi had filed a motion in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, seeking...
  • I share PM, Sonia's apology over 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to control damage resulting from his earlier comments on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he completely shared the sentiments of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had apologised and the party President Sonia Gandhi, who had expressed regrets. He...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet March 11, 2014

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • Soha Ali Khan soon to start shoot for a film on Sikh riots March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan is awaiting the start of shooting schedule of her next project, which is based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "My next film is on 1984 Sikh riots and we will start shooting quite soon," Soha said here Monday at an event held to announce the winner...
  • US lawmakers ask Pentagon to welcome Sikhs in military March 11, 2014

    Over 100 members of Congress from both Democratic and Republican parties have urged the US defence department to end the presumptive ban on Sikh Americans serving in the US military with their beards and turbans. In a letter to Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, the lawmakers specifically requested that the US Armed...
  • Jagdish Tytler withdraws nomination from Northeast Delhi March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler Thursday withdrew from the party's internal race for Lok Sabha candidature from the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency. "He has withdrawn from the primaries after the intervention of the party high command," a party source said. Sources also said Tytler's candidature could have "embarrassed"...
  • LS polls: Jagdish Tytler withdraws his nomination from Northeast Delhi March 6, 2014

    Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler has withdrawn his nomination from the primary of North-East Delhi after Sonia Gandhi stepped in and asked him to back out. Tyler's nomination had also been withdrawn by the Congress in the 2009 Lok sabha polls after protests over his alleged role in the 1984...
  • Congress's primaries: Tytler files nomination from Northeast Delhi March 5, 2014

    Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today filed his nomination for Northeast Lok Sabha seat under primaries project. The constituency, being represented by Jai Prakash Agarwal, on Tuesday witnessed two...