SIKHS

  • Religious bodies of Sikh community to send 25,000 food packets every day to Kathmandu 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Religious bodies of Sikh community Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC)- will send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu each day from Monday. A direction to this effect was given to the two bodies by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, a party...
  • 1984 riots: Delhi Court fixes June 3 for hearing closure report 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday said it will hear on June 3 CBI's closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler supplied the copy of the closure report to the complainant in...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Balwan Khokhar gets interim bail 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted 10 days' interim bail to Balwan Khokhar, a convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots who is serving life imprisonment. A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Ashutosh Kumar granted interim bail to Khokhar on medical grounds and to attend his...
  • Resume Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pakistan to India 1 week ago

    Lahore: Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. "Although the Indian Foreign Secretary visited Pakistan on March 3 this year but it was 'a goodwill gesture'. The...
  • Over 1,700 Indian Sikhs arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi April 12, 2015

    Lahore: Over 1,700 Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to celebrate Baisakhi festival at the historic Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Punjab province's Hasan Abdal town. Officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee greeted the pilgrims when they arrived by two special...
  • Sikh man beaten brutally in alleged race hate attack in Birmingham March 31, 2015

    Birmingham: In a shocking incident, a Sikh man was beaten up brutally in a suspected race hate attack in Broad Street, Birmingham. The video was uploaded onto the internet and the victim was seen trying to cover his face, as a man punched and kicked him during the attack. In the...
  • 1984 riots: Court to consider closure report against Tytler on April 22 March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday fixed April 22 for hearing CBI's closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The hearing could not take place on Friday as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler was not holding...
  • Delhi court to hear closure report against Jagdish Tytler in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to hear on Friday CBI's closure report in a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler had issued notice to complainant and victim, Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal...
  • Sikhs protest against clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in 1984 riots March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Scores of Sikhs and supporters of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee staged a protest outside CBI headquarters against its move to file a closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots case. The protesters, who gathered outside the CBI headquarters around 4 PM,...
  • CBI files closure report against Jagdish Tytler in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: For the third time in a row, the CBI has filed closure report in a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots in a Delhi court, which issued notice to the victim on Wednesday. The filing of the closure report by the investigating...
  • CBI files closure report in 1984 anti-sikh riots case, gives clean chit to accused Jagdish Tytler March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a closure report in the 1984 anti-sikh riots case giving a clean chit to accused Jagdish Tytler. The closure report was filed in December 2014 but the court has not yet taken cognisance of the matter. Protesting against the clean chit...
  • Delhi HC restrains court decision in defamation case against Jagdish Tytler March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained a trial court from taking any decision in the defamation case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on a complaint filed by a senior advocate representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The trial court had framed charges against Tytler...
  • Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral March 2, 2015

    New York: In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy...
  • Sikh boy gets tired of being called a terrorist and records it on his phone March 2, 2015

    Racism is bad and it should be nipped in the bud, otherwise the results turn out to be something like this. Watch this Sikh boy named Harsukh Singh getting heckled by a bus full of students no older than 13.These kids, in their ignorance call Harsukh an Afghani Terrorist, while...
  • US federal court summons Amitabh Bachchan in an alleged human rights violation; connects it to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots February 26, 2015

    Washington: The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager on Monday, according to a Sikh rights body. New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed a lawsuit against Bachchan claiming that...
  • Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court dismisses pleas for case transfer February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday dismissed pleas of three accused, who along with Congress leader Sajjan Kumar are facing trial in a 1984-anti-Sikh riots case, seeking transfer of the case on the ground of jurisdiction. District Judge Rakesh Siddhartha, who recently took charge of the court, rejected the applications....
  • 3-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots formed, likely to be announced today February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A three-membered Special Investigation Team to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been formed and is likely to be announced on Thursday evening. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retired) GP Mathur, submitted its report...
  • Home Ministry likely to set up SIT for fresh probe into 1984 riot cases by next week February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team is likely to be set up by the government next week for a fresh investigation into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice...
  • Centre to order SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, SAD welcomes decision February 1, 2015

    The Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. While the move has been welcomed by BJP ally the Shiromani Akali Dal - others have questioned why this...
  • Thank the PM for constituting the SIT to probe 1984 riot cases: Shiromani Akali Dal February 1, 2015

    "I thank PM Modi for appointing the committee which has recommended constituting the SIT. We demand that an SIT must be constituted soon and justice must be delivered," said Manjit Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal. ...
  • Centre to set up SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases closed by the police February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources, the Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. The decision to set up the SIT will be announced after the upcoming Delhi polls. Reportedly,...
  • Petition filed in US court to designate RSS as terror group January 22, 2015

    New York: A Sikh rights group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in New York to designate RSS as a "foreign terrorist organisation". The federal court in the Southern District of New York issued a summons for US Secretary of State John Kerry to respond to the suit...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • Akal Takht supports 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition December 22, 2014

    Amritsar: Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31. All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) have initiated the process to file the online...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj expresses regret thrice in Lok Sabha after uproar over his Godse remark December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of the unrelenting opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj was forced to express regret not once or twice but thrice for saying that "Nathuram Godse is as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi". The BJP MP was also forced to withdraw...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • Sikh members quit Canada's Liberal Party, allege hijack by the World Sikh Organisation December 11, 2014

    Vancouver: A large group of Sikh members in the Canadian province of British Columbia is quitting the Liberal Party of Canada, alleging the party has been "hijacked" by the World Sikh Organisation. The Sikh members are protesting the nomination of a party candidate backed by the WSO. "We think this...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...