Tag Archives: Sikh Community

UK Sikhs move court to stop work on meat plant beside gurdwara

London, UK: Hundreds of British Sikhs up in arms against the proposal to construct a meat plant right next to a gurdwara in Bradford have taken their fight to the high court against the city council’s approval for the unit. The food firm ‘Pakeezah’ had proposed to convert a car workshop next to Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara into a wholesale meat ...

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State govt names experts for studying Baba Bhaniara’s book

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Friday submitted names of six experts to the Punjab and Haryana high court so as to study contents of Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara’s controversial, banned book ‘Bhavsagar Samundar Amarbani Granth’. They are Dr Jaspal Singh, vice- chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala ; DrGur mohan Singh Walia , vice-chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh ...

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Charity Commission intervenes in Sikh temple property row

UK: THE Charity Commission has asked leaders of a Sikh temple to explain their decision to purchase a house valued at £425,000. The Commission contacted Siri Guru Singh Sabha Croydon, in St James’s Road, after it received a complaint alleging trustees failed to seek the permission of the charity’s general body before agreeing to purchase the property. It has written to ...

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Sikhs caught in crossfire of France’s battle to stay secular

Paris:  France’s Sikh community is ramping up a campaign for the turban to be allowed in state-funded schools amid moves to reinforce a 2004 law banning pupils from wearing religious symbols. The contentious issue pits the cherished French principle of secularity in public life and institutions against the essence of the Sikh religion, which requires followers to keep long hair ...

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Sikhs to commemorate centenary year

Patiala, Punjab: In order to pay tributes to the Indian passengers of the Komagata Maru ship, who were killed by the British police at the Port of Budge Budge of Kolkata on September 29, 1914, the Sikh community in West Bengal is all set to commemorate the centenary year of the incident. They have already met West Bengal Chief Minister ...

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