Tag Archives: Sikh families

MHA does a U-turn, tells EC no relief announced for Sikh genocide victims

New Delhi: In a dramatic about-turn, the Central Government has told the Election Commission (EC) that no decision was taken to give additional Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the families of those killed in the 1984 Sikh genocide. This comes a week after the media extensively reported on October 30 that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had okayed ...

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SGPC wants special aid for J&K Sikhs

Amritsar, Punjab: SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar met J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Governor NN Vohra during his visit to the flood-hit state. He sought a special package for the rehabilitation of Sikhs in the state. Makkar returned to Punjab today after a two-day visit to J&K. The Governor gave the SGPC delegation a patient hearing and assured them of ...

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SGPC to help children hit by militancy in Nepal

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: The SGPC will soon set up a rehabilitation centre for children of 25 Sikh families whose parents were killed by Bodo militants in Nepal. A five-member team, headed by SGPC general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, visited Nepal recently. Bhaur said the SGPC would bear all expenses on their rehabilitation, including education. He said these children would be provided ...

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Gurudwara in Mangalore – Serving religious needs of Sikh community.

Mangalore, India: Mangalore being a true cosmopolitan city has assimilated people of diverse religions and nationality in its fold. It is therefore not surprising to know that there about 25 to 30 Sikh families residing within Mangalore and they have also constructed a Gurudwara in the city. Interestingly the original root of these families is the same though these families have ...

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