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Flying While Sikh: Why Racial Profiling Matters 9 Dec 2013 | 1:08 am
While I am excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, I am not excited about the process of getting there. None of us enjoy going through airport security, and this is especially true during the busiest travel week of the year: removing our shoes, removing personal items from our pockets, only to stand in a glass tube and lift up our arms in front of a stranger. All of this is further exacerbated by our eagerness to reach our loved ones as quickly as possible, especially during the holidays.
That being said, I think it’s fair to say that my experiences...
Wordsworth of Punjabi literature 9 Dec 2013 | 1:05 am
Ludhiana, Punjab: The birth anniversary of Punjabi poet Bhai Veer Singh was celebrated in the city today. A programme was organised at Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle to commemorate the occasion.
Prof Baljinder Pal Singh from the language and literature wing of the organisation said, “The poet is considered Wordsworth of Punjabi literature.”
“He has written on world peace and communal harmony, need for saving time and interpretation of Gurbani,” he said. There is a need to promote such rich and lively literature to curtail songs and literature of violence and vulgarity prevalent these days. Young writers, including school and college students, were...
SAD(A) to hold rally close to Modi’s in Jagraon 9 Dec 2013 | 12:54 am
Moga, Punjab: To counter Narendra Modi’s “anti-minorities policies”, Shrimoni Akali Dal (Amritsar) will hold a rally at Mullanpur close to the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate’s rally in Jagraon on December 21.
The party has invited Sikh organisations, high priests, senior leaders of Christian and Muslim communities and farmers organisations to attend the rally “so that people could know of Modi’s anti-minorities policies”, its leader and former MP Simranjit Singh Mann said. Modi’s rally at Jagraon is being organised by the BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal. “The Prime Ministerial candidate must of secular thinking,” Mann said during a press...
Clear stand on Amb Sahib protest, Jathedar told 8 Dec 2013 | 4:58 pm
Mohali, Punjab: Upset over Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh’s statement that hunger strikes and indefinite fast were against Sikh principles, the management committee of ‘Bandi Sikh Rehai Lehar’ (campaign to release Sikh prisoners) today asked the Jathedar to clear his stand on the issue.
Members of various Sikh bodies have been supporting the protest at Gurdwara Amb Sahib here to seek the release of community members languishing in various prisons despite completion of their jail terms in terrorism-related cases.
Harpal Singh Cheema, acting president of SAD (Panj Pardhani), said: “We doubt whether the Jathedar can give such a statement. But in case...
US Sikh body files amended plea against Sonia Gandhi 8 Dec 2013 | 3:53 pm
New York, USA: The Sikhs for Justice has filed an amended class action complaint against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accusing her of protecting party leaders allegedly involved in the November 1984 Sikh violence.
The complaint filed on Wednesday states that the US court has jurisdiction over the case under US law.
The complaint alleges that her “acts and omissions were deliberate, willful, intentional, wanton and malicious and should be punished by an award of compensatory and punitive damages.”
Sonia has till December 11 to inform the US Court whether she intended to answer the human rights violation allegations or move to dismiss, according to SFJ...
Complaint Against Sonia In US Court for Protecting Perpetrators of 1984 Sikh Genocide 8 Dec 2013 | 3:52 pm
Jalandhar, Punjab: An amended class action complaint was filed in US federal court against Congress President Sonia Gandhi – for which she appeared though her counsel – for allegedly shielding, protecting and rewarding the perpetrators of the anti-Sikhs riots in November 1984, on Wednesday by the rights group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) along with victims of the massacre.
Alleging that since Sonia Gandhi is liable for protecting and shielding those who committed the 1984 Sikh genocide, the complaint claims that federal court in US has jurisdiction over the case based on Alien Tort Statute, 28 USC 1350; the Torture Victim Protection Act...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Tue 10 December, 2013
If you long for your Husband Lord, O young and innocent bride, then focus your consciousness on the Gurus feet. You shall be a happy soul bride of your Dear Lord forever; He does not die or leave. The Dear Lord does not die, and He does not leave; through the peaceful poise of the Guru, the soul bride becomes the lover of her Husband Lord. Through truth and self-control, she is forever immaculate and pure; she is embellished with the Word of the Gurus Shabad. My God is True, forever and ever; He Himself created Himself. O Nanak, she who focuses her consciousness on the Gurus feet, enjoys her Husband Lord. || 1 || When the young, innocent bride finds her Husband Lord, she is automatically intoxicated with Him, night and day. Through the Word of the Gurus Teachings, her mind becomes blissful, and her body is not tinged with filth at all. Her body is not tinged with filth at all, and she is imbued with her Lord God; my God unites her in Union. Night and day, she enjoys her Lord God; her egotism is banished from within. Through the Gurus Teachings, she easily finds and meets Him. She is imbued with her Beloved. O Nanak, through the Naam, the Name of the Lord, she obtains glorious greatness. She ravishes and enjoys her God; she is imbued with His Love. || 2 || Ravishing her Husband Lord, she is imbued with His Love; she obtains the Mansion of His Presence. She is utterly immaculate and pure; the Great Giver banishes self-conceit from within her. The Lord drives out attachment from within her, when it pleases Him. The soul bride becomes pleasing to the Lords Mind. Night and day, she continually sings the Glorious Praises of the True Lord; she speaks the Unspoken Speech. Throughout the four ages, the One True Lord is permeating and pervading; without the Guru, no one finds Him. O Nanak, she revels in joy, imbued with His Love; she focuses her consciousness on the Lord. || 3 || The mind of the soul bride is very happy, when she meets her Friend, her Beloved Lord. Through the Gurus Teachings, her mind becomes immaculate; she enshrines the Lord within her heart. Keeping the Lord enshrined within her heart, her affairs are arranged and resolved; through the Gurus Teachings, she knows her Lord. My Beloved has enticed my mind; I have obtained the Lord, the Architect of Destiny. Serving the True Guru, she finds lasting peace; the Lord, the Destroyer of pride, dwells in her mind. O Nanak, she merges with her Guru, embellished and adorned with the Word of the Guru\'s Shabad. || 4 || 5 || 6 ||