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Muslim Majority Malaysia Could Ban Guru Granth Sahib Ji – The Living Guru of the Sikhs

:dateline:The Malaysian Court of Appeal decided this week that the government can control--and ban--the use of the word "Allah," Arabic for God. The ruling has also given wide-ranging discretionary powers to the...

NAPA Urges Iraq to Hand Management of Baghdad Gurdwara to SGPC

:dateline:North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) a representative body of Punjabi Community in North America in a letter sent to Prime Minister of Iraq Mr Nouri Al-Maliki urged the Government of Iraq to...

Punjabi Man Killed by Unidentified Gunmen in Philippines

:dateline:A Punjabi man was killed by unidentified gunmen while travelling on a national highway in the Philippines, the media here reported on Wednesday. Jaswinder Singh, 38, a resident of Batac City, was driving in...

Afghan Sikhs Ashamed at Beadbi

:dateline:A meeting took place this past week between members of the wider Sangat and quite a large number of prominent members from the Afghan Community. This was also attended by the UK representatives of...

No home for Afghanistan Sikhs

:dateline:Outsiders may have trouble distinguishing between the turbans worn by Afghan Sikhs, with their tighter folds, varied colours and tucked-in edges, and those worn by Afghan Muslims, usually black or white with...

Malaysian Edits Painting of Guru Gobind Singh Ji for Facebook

:dateline:After attempts by Rashtriya Sikh Sangat Mohali to mimic the appearance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, another person from Kedah, Malaysia has now sparked a controversy by morphing his face onto a...

Afghanistan Sikhs, Already Marginalized, Are Pushed To Brink

Editor's Note: The following article is being sourced from LATimes.com.  For complete source information, please refer to the footer. :dateline:Outsiders may have trouble distinguishing between the turbans worn by Afghan Sikhs, with their...

Pakistani Sikh Ramesh Singh Appointed As Member Provincial Minority Welfare Committee

:dateline:The caretaker ministry for minorities’ affairs has formed a welfare committee for minorities to ensure that all funds collected by the department are distributed fairly. The Sindh Zimmi Welfare Committee will ensure that the...

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