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Unnecessary row over memorial in Darbar Sahib by radical Hindu BJP party

Amritsar, Punjab: Unnecessary row over a plaque dedicating the newly constructed memorial for Operation Bluestar to Saint Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale has escalated, with Sikh community declaring that they will “not tolerate” removal of the plaque or any other symbol of Bhindranwale from the premises. On April 27, the memorial which has been built in the precincts of the Harmandar Sahib ...

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Sajjan acquittal: Gurdwara committees anguished over verdict

Delhi: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has expressed shock over the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. It also sought to know the names of the persons who led the mobs against Sikhs in the Capital. Reacting to the court’s decision, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar described the former Congress MP’s acquittal in the case “unfortunate and shocking” and ...

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No compromise on voting rights, says Sehajdhari party chief

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sehajdhari Sikh Party (SSP) today said there would be no compromise with the SAD on the voting rights of Sehajdharis and the legal fight would continue. However, the party was willing to save the new SGPC House from re-elections, said party president PS Ranu. “We know that the fate of the new House is hanging in the ...

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Pak blames SGPC for denial of visas to Sikh pilgrims

New Delhi:  The alleged denial of visas to Sikh pilgrims by Pakistan has sparked a controversy, with Pakistani authorities blaming the SGPC for delay in submitting application forms that apparently caused the rejection. Pakistan officials have clarified to the Sikh body, and also the Indian authorities, that they had actually made an exception for the pilgrims by twice extending the ...

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SGPC launches Live Kirtan app for iPhone, iPad

Amritsar, Punjab: It is learnt that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) launched a new internet application ‘live kirtan’ for the convenience of Sikh Sangat across the globe. The internet mobile app that was launched by SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar on February 02, 2013 shall works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is notable that this app ...

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