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Sikh Relief Team Pledges to Work For Release of Bhai Balbir Singh “Bira” 31 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
Ludhiana, Punjab: The Sikh Relief team has welcomed the release of Bibi Sukhjinder Kaur, who was detained in Ludhiana along with her husband Bhai Balbir Singh “Bira” in a fabricated case. While welcoming the release of Bibi Ji, the Sikh Relief team stated that over five years of her life were wasted due to prolonged court hearings. The following statement was released by the Sikh human rights and charity organization in relation to the case of Bhai Balbir Singh and Bibi Sukhjinder Kaur.
In 2009 Sukhjinder Kaur was newly married to Balbir Singh and the happy couple were travelling back from Hazoor...
SGPC delegation meets Kiwi High Commissioner 30 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: A five-member SGPC delegation led by its president Avtar Singh Makkar met New Zealand High Commissioner Grahame Morton today and sought stern action against those involved in the murder of a Sikh in that country.
The delegation reportedly handed over a memorandum to the New Zealand High Commissioner in which it took up the case of Devinder Singh who was killed while on way to pick up his wife after duty.
The delegation told Morton that the Sikhs were being targeted in European countries due to mistaken identity in the aftermath of 9/11 attack in the USA, which was a matter...
FIBA Maintains Turban Ban; Sikhs Urged to #CallFoulonFIBA : Sikh Coalition 30 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
New York City, USA: In a news release the US based civil rights organization the Sikh Coalition has information that [i]gnoring protests from around the world, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decided yesterday (August 28) to delay a decision on whether Sikh athletes can wear turbans. No deadline was given for addressing the issue. As a result, FIBA’s turban ban remains in effect, and turbaned Sikh athletes remain vulnerable to discrimination. The Sikh Coalition has written a protest letter to FIBA, but we need your support to move this campaign forward.
The Sikh Coalition has expressed shocked over FIBA’s arrogance and...
Mansa police again gets one day remand of Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal 30 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
Mansa, Punjab: Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal was again presented in the court of ACMS Kuldeep Singh Cheema today by the Mansa district police. He was sent commanded judicial custody in a 2011 Bhikhi case, in which the court had granted his one day police remand yesterday, however the police was able to get police remand of Baba Daduwal in a fresh case. Mansa district police has registered a fresh case against Baba Baljit Singh under FIR number 97 dated: 27 August 2014 under sections 25/54/59 of Arms Act at police station Sadar Mansa. After the ACJM Kuldeep Singh commanded Baba Daduwal...
Punjabis among 24 Indians detained in Kuwait for murder 30 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
New Delhi: Twenty-four Indian workers, most of them from Punjab, were taken into custody by the Kuwait police for allegedly killing two Egyptians during a brawl on Thursday. The Union Government has taken up the matter with the Kuwait Foreign Ministry, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. Consular officials visited the camp where the workers are lodged to ally their concerns. He said Indians at the camp have been segregated from workers belonging to other nationalities considering the safety aspect.
The Indian Mission is also in touch with the company that has assured officials of workers’ safety, Akbaruddin said. No...
Eight arrested in attack on Sikhs in Peshawar 30 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
Peshawar, Pak: Police on Friday arrested eight accused allegedly involved in assisting assailants who attacked shops of small Sikh community in Hashtnagri area in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on August 6.
Jagmohan Singh – a trader belonging to the Sikh community – was killed and two others – Pram Singh and Manmit Singh – were injured in the attack at the Khush Hal Bazaar of Hashtnagri area. On Friday, the police arrested eight suspects who were being interrogated.
The Sikh community urged the provincial government to give them complete protection. After incidents of kidnappings in Pakhtunkhwa and nearby tribal areas, some...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Mon 01 September, 2014
Listening to all the teachings of the Vedas and the Puraanas, I wanted to perform the religious rituals. But seeing all the wise men caught by Death, I arose and left the Pandits; now I am free of this desire. || 1 || O mind, you have not completed the only task you were given; you have not meditated on the Lord, your King. || 1 || Pause || Going to the forests, they practice Yoga and deep, austere meditation; they live on roots and the fruits they gather. The musicians, the Vedic scholars, the chanters of one word and the men of silence, all are listed on the Register of Death. || 2 || Loving devotional worship does not enter into your heart; pampering and adorning your body, you must still give it up. You sit and play music, but you are still a hypocrite; what do you expect to receive from the Lord? || 3 || Death has fallen on the whole world; the doubting religious scholars are also listed on the Register of Death. Says Kabeer, those humble people become pure they become Khalsa who know the Lords loving devotional worship. || 4 || 3 ||