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1978 to 1984: Five Major Sikh Events of 1980

1) Nirankaris Acquitted - On January 4th of 1980, the Nirankari chief and all his followers were acquitted of any wrongdoing in the events of Vaisakhi 1978. The acquittal left the entire...

1978 to 1984: Major Sikh Events of 1979 to Remember

1) Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale - Sant Jee was becoming more and more popular. At the start of 1978 not many people in Punjab, let alone outside of Punjab, had heard of...

Op/Ed: Point Blank Range Shootings in Harmandir Sahib

Since the attack on Harmandir Sahib, there have been so many discussions around this sensitive and serious topic i.e. whether Indian army killed Sikh pilgrims and Sikh fighters after capturing them. We at...

1978 to 1984: Five Major Sikh Events from the Late 70s To Remember

1) New Jathedar - In late 1977 Sant Jarnail Singh became the Jathedar of the Damdami Taksal, after the passing away of Sant Kartar Singh. Sant Jarnail Singh would awake the Panth...

Indian Government Propaganda Claims “Harmandir Sahib Was Attacked To Flush Out Terrorists”

Sikh Organization For Prisoners Welfare (SOPW) has pointed out that prior to 1984, the Indian state indulged in the killing of innocent Sikhs. When the Sikhs turned to the justice system for...

Op/Ed: World’s ‘Most Racist’ Countries

A survey claims that Britain is one of the most racially tolerant countries on the planet. The Global Social Attitudes study claims that the most racially intolerant populations are all in the developing world,...

Top 10 Reasons to do Nitnem Daily

Nitnem is the collection of 7 prayers every Sikh is bound to read daily. Nitnem morning prayers are read at sunrise, evening prayers are read at sundown, and bedtime prayers right before...

Op/Ed: The Story of a Man Who Tried to Help Passengers When the Komagata Maru Arrived 100 Years Ago

:dateline:In the early 1900s, when very few people from India were living in Metro Vancouver, racial tensions were high. "Boat-loads of Hindus on way to Vancouver" read one headline. "Hindu Invasion of Canada" read...

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On eve of Indian I-Day, Khalistan flag hoisted on district headquarter in Punjab

:dateline:In a significant development that sent Indian intelligence agencies into a tizzy, two unknown youths hoisted Khalistan’s flag on the terrace of the four-storeyed...

Sikh, Muslim, Dalit and Human Right Groups to Observe August 15 As Day of Oppression by Holding Statewide Protests in Punjab

:dateline:Extending their solidarity with oppressed people and their cause, several Sikh organizations have decided to observe August 15 as Black Day and stage a...

SGPC inaugurates Guru Ka Bagh at Gurdwara Patshahi Dasvi in Heran

:dateline:In an attempt to robust the air quality around historic Sikh shrines, the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee is establishing gardens for...