Tag Archives: Sikhs

Deccani Sikhs: Punjabi by nature?

For the past 10 years, Sajjan Singh, an engineer in Hyderabad, has been chasing the stories of his people, the Deccani Sikhs, and seen them disappear like rabbits down a hole — old reports commissioned by central or state minority commissions would cancel their own oral histories or only highlight part of it; new leads would pop up with the ...

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Assailants cut Delhi Sikh’s hair, throw acid on him

New Delhi: About six to seven unidentified men allegedly cut the hair of a 60-year-old Sikh man and also threw acid on him in Bhogal area of south-east Delhi, the police said on Tuesday. After the incident, hundreds of Sikhs staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the accused. The incident took place around 7.30 pm on Monday when Ranjeet ...

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FIBA: Players Can Wear Religious Head Coverings

India: International basketball’s governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world cup and voted to allow a two-year testing phase that would let players wear head coverings. Previous FIBA rules only ...

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Harmony flourishes in Srinagar gurdwara

Burzulla, Srinagar: Twelveyear-old Javed’s house in Chaanapura, Srinagar, is still submerged. In order to survive, the family has enrolled at the Shahid Bunga gurdwara in Burzulla to get some rations. They are among the 1,500 people — Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus— who have registered at the gurdwara to get food, shelter and medicines. Perhaps the most telling thing about the gurdwara’s commitment ...

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13 Years After September 11 Attacks, Sikhs Still Targets Of Harassment.

San Jose, USA: In the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Sikhs were unintended target of hate crimes, because the attackers thought they were Muslims. Thirteen years later, Sikhs said the attacks have not stopped. Sikh men wear turbans and beards, and women cover their heads. They are the basic articles of faith in the religion. “We ...

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