Tag Archives: Sikh religious

Don’t use anniversary as political platform: Akal Takht jathedar

Amritsar, Punjab: Giani Gurbachan Singh, jathedar of the Akal Takht, has called upon t he Sikh community to observe the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar on June 6 “in accordance with Sikh religious traditions” and “not to indulge in political mudslinging”. Operation Bluestar was carried out by the ar my in the Golden temple in 1984 to flush out militants seeking ...

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Sikh Groups Call On Obama To Reinstate IRS Agent Fired For Wearing Religious Article Of Faith

Washington, DC, USA: On January 28, 2014 letters were sent to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder by twelve major American Sikh advocacy organizations, including United Sikhs, calling on the Obama Administration to immediately reinstate Kawaljeet Tagore, a Sikh IRS Agent based out of Houston, TX fired in July, 2006 for wearing a kirpan, a Sikh religious article of ...

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19 suspects held in UK

London, UK: Nineteen people were arrested on Tuesday in a series of raids with regard to a suspected immigration scam. It is being suspected that Indians are brought to the UK as Sikh religious preachers, who later disappear. Sixteen addresses across the UK were raided as part of the ongoing investigation involving Manchester-based Khalsa Missionary Society, a Sikh religious and cultural ...

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Secure release of detainees or face action, warn Sikh bodies

Mohali, Punjab: The 28-day parole period of Gurmeet Singh, an accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, comes to an end tomorrow. Gurmeet Singh, who has been at his residence in Patiala during the furlough, will return to Model Jail, Burail, Chandigarh, by tomorrow afternoon. Talking to The Tribune over the phone, he said he would report to the police station ...

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Echoes of Modi, Bhindranwale

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: The annual Sikh religious fair on Thursday here was a show of strength to cash on democracy—be it by the separatist voices or the political appeal to elect Narendra Modi country’s next prime minister. “Only Modi can save the country from the clutches of the Congress, and he will address the country’s largest ever rally in Punjab on ...

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