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Daring Afghani Sikh Killed by Taliban Suicide Attack

:dateline:News of Bhai Pritpal Singh Pal’s death has shocked the entire Sikh community of Afghanistan.  Bhai Pal, an Afghani leader of the Sikhs was killed this past Saturday on July 14 in...

Sikh man deported to Afghanistan returned to UK

A Sikh man who was jailed in Kabul for "falsely claiming" to be an Afghan when he was deported from the UK, and says he was bullied and tricked into making a...

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Ancestral Haveli Converted To Garbage Dump

:dateline: Pakistan government has converted a portion of Sher e Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral haveli as a garbage dump in Gujaranwala , Pakistan, informed historian Surinder Kochhar who have occasionally...

Maldives Kirpan Ban

A newly wed Sikh couple from UK recently went to Maldives for vacation. Upon arrival they discovered Maldives had a policy against the Kirpan. The couple were very distressed as their Kirpans were seized from them...

Malaysian Sikh Civil Servants To Get Vaisakhi Holiday

:dateline:Beginning next year, all government servants from the Sikh community will be given a day off on Vaisakhi Day. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made this announcement at the Vaisakhi national open house...

Sikhs Had Influence in Shanghai for Nearly a Half Century

:dateline:Following the Anglo-Sikh wars from 1845-1849, the Sikhs had created quite an impact on the British and were further to be classed by them as a martial race. Joseph Cunningham, an eye...

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VIDEO: Dr. Sukhpreet Singh Udhoke Discusses Modi’s Intentions Behind The Mention of Gobind Ramayan [Punjabi]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2wkQIIWRUg&feature=youtu.be Dr. Sukhpreet Singh Udhoke talks about the reasoning behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mention of "Gobind Ramayan" during the inauguration ceremony of the...

World Sikh Organization Presents Fireside Chat With Rana Ayyub: Criminalizing Dissent in India

We will be joined by Rana Ayyub. She is a fear-less journalist reporting on Modi's India. Her in-depth piece in the New Yorker is a must read! During...

SALDEF To Hold Webinar Series on Social Justice in America

:dateline:Earlier today, SALDEF, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, announced a series of webinars titled "Demystifying U.S. History and Activating Sikh Action...