Articles

How a Swedish Person Found Sikhi

During the Sweden Sikh Family Camp I met a young Swedish man and woman wearing a Dastaar and Kirpaan. I was able to talk to them and ask how they found Sikhi. Bhenji told me that she lived on one of Sweden’s islands. She had never seen or heard of a Sikh or the Sikh religion. Bhenji was an average ...

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British Sikh Council – Save the Sikligar Project

14 years ago an article in a UK newspaper on the pitiful condition of Sikligar, Vanjara and Satnami Sikhs in India spurred Kulwant Singh Dhesi and Tarsem Singh Deol into action. A genetic imprint in the Sikhs urges them to take up cudgels for the underprivileged and oppressed. Kulwant Singh and Tarsem Singh collected like-minded individuals and founded British Sikh ...

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Sikh History: Guru Ka Bagh Morcha – 08 August 1922

The peaceful non-violent Morcha (agitation) of Guru Ka Bagh was launched for emancipation of a Gurdwara Sahib from the stronghold of Mahant Sunder Dass in 1922 A.D. The Morcha ended on 17 November 1922 after the demands were conceded. The peaceful conduct of the Sikh’s while bearing merciless beating with Lathis and sufferring severe physical injuries won admiration all over ...

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Sikh soldiers on the march in France at the start of the First World War

France:‘To show their contempt for death, some Sikhs had refused to hide in the trenches’ 12 Nov 1914: When the Indians arrived The people of the Raj – modern India and Pakistan – were not consulted about their participation in the war. More than 1 million soldiers served overseas in the Indian army – and 75,000 died. By autumn 1914, ...

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Salute to Great Sikh Martyr Bhai Taru Singh

Bhai Taru Singh lived with his mother and younger sister at village Pahoola and did farming for his living. His father had died while he was still young. It had become a part of his life to speak with love, serve everyone who came to him and help those in need. One day, Rahim Bakhsh, a Muslim fisherman stayed at ...

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