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Recalling Statement by Former US President on Massacres of Sikhs – “Hindu Militants Murdered Sikhs in Cold Blood”

In the introduction to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s book, The Mighty and the Almighty, former U.S. President Bill Clinton writes that “Hindu militants” are responsible for the massacre of 38...

TIMELINE: How 35 Sikhs Were Murdered in Chittisinghpura

In March 2000, in Chittisinghpura, a small village two-and-a-half-hours drive from Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, 35 innocent Sikhs were cold bloodily murdered. The massacre coincided...

Sardar Baghel Singh – The Sikh General Who Ruled Over Delhi

Sardar Baghel Singh (c. 1730 - c. 1802) was an important military general during turbulent times in Punjab in the 18th century. He was born in the village of Chabal Kalan in the Taran...

Remembering the Killings of Sikhs in Chattisinghpora 15 Years Ago

On March 20, 2000, on the eve of a visit by then U.S. President Bill Clinton to India, armed men in Indian army uniforms entered the village of Chattisinghpora in Anantnag district...

Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh

Committed communicator, perceptive, passionate, admirable…any young person would be flattered to be the subject of any one of these adjectives. What would happen if all of them, and many more, were used...

March 18, 1921: Day of Betrayal with the Sikhs

Speaking at Shaheedi Diwan, Gandhi sought to integrate the Gurudwara reform movement into the national movement against colonialism. He wanted the Sikhs "to dedicate their martyrdom to Bharat mata and belive that the...

Op/Ed: Jaswant Singh Khalra Was Martyred for Exposing State-Sponsored Genocide in India

I want to tell you about Jaswant Singh Khalra. Jaswant Singh lived in northwestern India in a region called the Punjab. He was from Amritsar, the central hub of Sikh culture. He had...

Op/Ed: Bhagat Ravidaas Ji’s Teachings

ਘਿਅ ਪਟ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਕਹੈ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥  No one says that ghee or silk are polluted. ਐਸਾ ਭਗਤੁ ਵਰਨ ਮਹਿ ਹੋਇ ॥  Such is the Lord's devotee, no matter what his social...

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