Sikh Population Percentage Declines 10%

As per the India religious census data of 2011, released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner on Tuesday, the total population of India back in 2011 was 1.21 billion people. Currently in 2015 the population of India is estimated to be just under 1.3 billion people. In 2011, the Hindu population was 966.3 million (79.8 per cent); Muslim 172.2 ...

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San Jose Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Elections 2015

In ideal situation, there should be no dispute, wrangling, or expensive court cases over the control of our Gurdwaras. But this is not the case and we all face an unsavory situation in San Jose with elections this week. I have intentionally tried to keep away from getting involved in the politics. However I am deeply concerned about the impact ...

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Sikh Museum Initiative looks at the relationship between the British and the Sikhs

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UK: There has been a long history linking the Sikhs to the British since the eighteenth century. This history is relatively unknown and requires an initiative to bring closer introspection and investigation. As a result the Sikh Museum Initiative (SMI) will focus on locating and uncovering relics and artefacts which bind the two communities together. This national programme will leave ...

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5 year old Sikh girl dies due to Delhi Government’s negligence

Geeta Colony, Delhi: Gurudwara sahib building crumbles in Delhi and 5 year old daughter of Granthi Singh dies. Building of Gurughar fell down due to heavy earth moving work going on in a building next door which caused the foundation of the Gurdwara to weaken and crumble. Saroops of Guru Sahib were safely taken out by Singhs. The Gurdwara’s committee ...

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Ex-banker to work for SGPC on a big salary package- Paid by Sangat’s Sewa

Amritsar, Punjab: SGPC has formally appointed Delhi-based former banker Harcharan Singh as its chief secretary at a monthly salary of Rs 3 lakh – which is higher than any Chief Secretary position of any state in India. The appointment of chief secretary by the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has been criticised by many organizations and former Deputy Speaker Bir Davinder Singh. While ...

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