Tag Archives: Nankana Sahib

4,000 Sikhs to visit Pak to mark Guru Nanak’s birthday

Lahore, Pak: Around 4,000 Sikhs are expected to arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday for the 546th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, at his birthplace Nankana Sahib in Punjab province. Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) deputy director (shrines) Fraz Abbas said, “Some 3,000 Sikhs are expected to reach Wagah Border on Tuesday from India and 1,000 from ...

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Khalistan supporter Dhillon dies in US

Chandigarh: Khalistan protagonist Ganga Singh Dhillon’s wish to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple remained unfulfilled. He passed away in Washington DC on Tuesday. His body will be cremated tomorrow. Hailing from Bassi Pathana near Fatehgarh Sahib, Dhillon (86) migrated to the US in 1960. In 1980s, he became a Khalistan supporter. He was “black-listed” by the Indian government. He approached ...

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SGPC jatha leaves for Pak

Amritsar, Punjab: A 195-member SGPC jatha left for Pakistan to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh today. SGPC secretaries Manjeet Singh and Satbir Singh flagged off the jatha from the SGPC headquarters at Teja Singh Samundari Hall this morning. The jatha will visit historic gurdwaras in Pakistan and observe the birth anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Dehra Sahib ...

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SGPC resents deletion of pilgrim names

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbadhik Committee (SGPC) has resented the deletion of 385 names from the list of pilgrims sent to the Pakistan high commission and the Union home ministry for issuance of visas for pilgrimage to gurdwaras in Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi. A release issued by SGPC secretary (dharam prachar) Roop Singh said the home ministry had ...

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TODAY IN SIKH HISTORY: SAKA NANKANA SAHIB (NANKANA SAHIB MASSACRE)

The Nankana Sahib Massacre refers to the grim episode during the Gurdwara Reform Movement or Akali Movement in which a peaceful batch of reformist Sikhs were subjected to a murderous assault on 20 February 1921 in the holy shrine at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. In October 1920, a congregation was held at Dharowal, District ...

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