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Evicted Sikh farmers in Haryana to boycott polls.

Haryana, India: Participating in the ongoing parliamentary elections is the last thing on their mind. Evicted from their land and facing continued hostility from the village panchayat, hundreds of Sikh families living in Kupian Palt, near Pehowa, in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district have decided to boycott the election on April 10. It has been six months since the Haryana Government formulated ...

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Gurpurb celebrated with fervour in city

Jalandhar, Punjab: That the Gurus’ message still reverberates in homes and scriptures are read with respect by the big and small in many Sikh families – even in this age of technology invasion and myriad computer-borne distractions – brings a calming effect for those who know the importance of an existence rooted in faith. As the city sparkled with festivities and ...

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SGPC flays attack on Shopian Sikh families

Ludhiana, Punjab: Avtar Singh Makkar, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president, presided over the SGPC executive meeting at Gurdwara Katana Sahib here today. He rubbished talks of his being replaced. He said the SGPC had acquired 14 acres of land in California, US, to set up a gurdwara and a mission. An SGPC team would be sent to the US ...

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Sikh leaders blame bureaucrats

Karah Sahib, Kurukshetra: Hoping for a favourable solution for nearly 150 Sikh families in getting their rights to cultivate lands at Kupia Plot here, the Sikh leadership from Haryana, Punjab and New Delhi jointly gave a clean chit to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. “We have no doubt that Hooda is a kind-hearted man who understands the problems faced by ...

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Evicted from Haryana village, Sikh farmers left in lurch

 Pehowa, Haryana: Evicted from their lands, hounded by the administration, facing hostility from the village panchayat and completely dependent on the local gurdwara for food, 150 Sikh families living near Pehowa in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district are struggling to survive. They were evicted from the lands they cultivated for six decades after a protracted legal battle. The families of Kupia Plat in ...

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