Tag Archives: Sikh population.

First World War – Exhibition marks contribution of Sikhs during the Great War.

UK: In the centenary year since the outbreak of the First World War, many organisations have staged events to mark the contribution, and in some cases the sacrifices, made by many who fought in the conflict. The remarkable but largely forgotten experiences of Sikh soldiers are being commemorated in an ongoing exhibition, with many of those remembered thought to possibly ...

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Move on separate SGPC for Haryana opposed

Panchkula, Haryana: A meeting chaired by Punjab Rajya Sabha MP, Balwinder Singh Bhunder, was held at Nada Sahib gurdwara on Saturday. The meeting was held to mark protest against the move to have a separate managing committee for gurdwaras in Haryana as the Sikh political leaders are demanding another gurdwara managing committee, apart from Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), in the ...

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TODAY IN SIKH HISTORY: 20 March 2000 – Chattisinghpora Sikh Massacre

On the evening of 20 March 2000, 15–17 unidentified gunmen, dressed in Indian army fatigues, entered the village of Chattisinghpora, located in Anantnag district. They ordered all of the Sikh men and boys to assemble at the village Gurdwara, and systematically shot and killed 34 of them. Many others were injured in the attack, and least one man later died ...

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Jagdish Tytler to file Lok Sabha nomination for North-East Delhi seat

Delhi: Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by the party during the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his role in 1984 Sikh Genocide, has stated that he would file nomination for the North-East seat. “I have never been named in any case registered till date. And as far as the perception of people is concerned, ...

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Jhinda faction gears up for political war against Cong

Karnal, Haryana: Agitated over the “failure” of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in forming an independent gurdwara management panel in Haryana, a faction of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) has planned to enter the political arena to challenge the Congress. Jagdish Singh Jhinda, ad hoc president, said on Tuesday that the new regional party would either contest ...

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