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Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sukhbir accuses BJP of creating communal divide to torpedo farmers’ protest

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:00 AM IST
At party’s 100th foundation day at Akal Takht, SAD chief says still stands by Anandpur Sahib resolution for stronger federal structure
India correctly called Trudeau’s comment “unwarranted”, but it would seem from the formulation used by the ministry of external affairs spokesperson that it was diplomatically engaged with Canada on this issue(REUTERS)
India correctly called Trudeau’s comment “unwarranted”, but it would seem from the formulation used by the ministry of external affairs spokesperson that it was diplomatically engaged with Canada on this issue(REUTERS)

Navigating Trudeau’s unacceptable intrusion and diaspora diplomacy

By Vivek Katju
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:37 PM IST
The Canadian PM’s remarks about the farmers’ protest, a domestic issue in India, are inexcusable. That Trudeau made them to pander to his closely-aligned political, sectional opinion neither diminishes their intrusiveness nor provides a veneer of justification.
The man being taken away by the policeman. (Photo Sourced)
The man being taken away by the policeman. (Photo Sourced)

Uproar after Sikh man pushed, turban pulled at BJP Bengal rally

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 11:33 PM IST
News footage of Thursday’s incident showed that the man grappled with three policemen and there was jostling during which his turban came off.
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Canada.(AP)
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Canada.(AP)

Mask norms relaxed for Sikhs in Canadian police

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:36 PM IST
“We asked the RCMP to review its policies to make sure that this example of systemic racism is put aside,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer stands guard outside the Senate of Canada prior to the Speech from the Throne on September 23 in Ottawa, Canada.(AFP)
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer stands guard outside the Senate of Canada prior to the Speech from the Throne on September 23 in Ottawa, Canada.(AFP)

‘Fitting’ mask controversy: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau criticises police for discriminating against Sikh personnel

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:16 PM IST
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) instituted a policy that mandates front line officers wear “fitting” respirators that has apparently resulted in many Sikhs in the force being assigned desk jobs as their beards prevent wearing such masks
Afghan Sikh men carry a coffin of one of the victims who was killed in an attack on a gurdwara in Kabul in March 26.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Afghan Sikh men carry a coffin of one of the victims who was killed in an attack on a gurdwara in Kabul in March 26.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Request by Afghan Sikhs to settle in India rises after gurdwara attack in March

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The MEA said targeted persecution of the minority community members by terrorists and their sponsors is a matter of serious concern,
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee task force members using force to disperse Sikh protesters demanding action against culprits of the missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops outside Teja Singh Samundri Hall, the SGPC headquarters, in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee task force members using force to disperse Sikh protesters demanding action against culprits of the missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops outside Teja Singh Samundri Hall, the SGPC headquarters, in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Tension outside Golden Temple after SGPC uses force to disperse Sikhs protesting against missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Nihang injured in action outside shrine, devotees inconvenienced due to barricades put up overnight
The 50-second clip showed a policeman is dragging a Sikh by his hair in public amid pushing and jostling.(@HarsimratBadal_/Twitter Photo)
The 50-second clip showed a policeman is dragging a Sikh by his hair in public amid pushing and jostling.(@HarsimratBadal_/Twitter Photo)

2 policemen suspended in MP’s Barwani district for manhandling a Sikh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan and Shruti Tomar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The MP unit of the Congress, which is the main opposition in the state, demanded stern action against the two police personnel responsible for the incident that reportedly occurred during a routine check on vehicles.
Rajinder Singh with his wife Pritpal Kaur and daughter Min Kaur.
Rajinder Singh with his wife Pritpal Kaur and daughter Min Kaur.

UK award for inspiring 73-year-old ‘Skipping Sikh’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Missing taking his daily exercise, food and prayer with others from the Sikh community during lockdown, officials said Singh decided to share videos online of his skipping fitness routines and inspire others to keep active with him, particularly those isolating at home.
Another unique aspect here is feeding chapati-jaggery daily to around 250 dogs, plus cats, stray cattle and other mute animals in the vicinity grappling with a hunger crisis in lockdown.(IANS)
Another unique aspect here is feeding chapati-jaggery daily to around 250 dogs, plus cats, stray cattle and other mute animals in the vicinity grappling with a hunger crisis in lockdown.(IANS)

81-year-old Sikh man’s free langar is a blessing to weary humans as well as animals

Yavatmal, Maharashtra | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 02:46 PM IST
A regular ‘langar’ for years, it was only from the lockdown that it became a saviour for thousands of hungry people including stranded migrants, travellers, truckers and villagers.
Gurinder Singh Josan(HT PHOTO)
Gurinder Singh Josan(HT PHOTO)
Afghan police after gunmen stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan's minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital's old city on Wednesday.(AP)
Afghan police after gunmen stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan's minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital's old city on Wednesday.(AP)

25 killed in terror attack in Kabul; 4 gunman killed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 06:33 PM IST
he attackers targeted a ‘dharamshala’ in Shor Bazar area of Kabul, which has a sizeable population of the Hindu and Sikh minorities. Some reports said the attack began at about 7.45 am Afghan time.
Sikhs helping out the community. (representational image)(HT Photos)
Sikhs helping out the community. (representational image)(HT Photos)

Sikh non-profit supplies necessities to public amid panic buying

Ottawa | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The organisation, United Sikhs, has appealed to the public to avoid, “panic buying” of supplies.
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Bargari sacrilege:Sikh bodies demonstrate outside Cong Patti MLA’s residence seeking justice

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Led by Sukhdev Singh Phagwara, the Sikh activists sat in front of the road outside Gill’s residence at Ranjit Avenue here.
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Now, PSGPC releases Nanakshahi calendar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Claiming its version as ‘original’, Pak gurdwara body urges Akal Takht to ensure unity on calendar issue
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BFUHS invites applications for admission to PG courses from tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By HT Correspondent, Faridkot
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:33 PM IST
The move comes after the Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER) issued a notification in this regard on Monday .
Guru Hargobind was an adept swordsman, wrestler and rider as he had been imparted training in military warfare and martial arts.(Wikimedia Commons)
Guru Hargobind was an adept swordsman, wrestler and rider as he had been imparted training in military warfare and martial arts.(Wikimedia Commons)

Guru Hargobind Death Anniversary: Facts about the sixth guru of the Sikhs

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Guru Hargobind Death Anniversary: March 2 marks the death anniversary of Guru Hargobind, the sixth of the 10 gurus of Sikhs. This year, devotees will observe his 376th death anniversary.
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Pak is safe, maximum Sikhs from India should visit gurdwaras there: Akal Takht jathedar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:38 PM IST
People of both India and Pakistan don’t need to fear visiting each other’s country. Pakistanis are loved by people in India, says the jathedar
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Capt govt conspiring to weaken Sikh institutions, says Sukhbir

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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Hardliners seek probe into Happy PhD’s killing

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Dashmeet at an event at What A Comic Show in GK 2, Delhi.(Kabir Singh Bhandari)
Dashmeet at an event at What A Comic Show in GK 2, Delhi.(Kabir Singh Bhandari)

Meet the Indian artist who is bringing back childhood memories of the Sikh community through his comics

Hindustan Times | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 01:29 PM IST
We spoke with Dashmeet Singh, asking him about what made him start the comics, the response from the Sikh community and whether SikhPark inspired him or not.
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day sermon starts amid opposition by Sikh organisations

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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US lawmakers hail contributions of Sikhs in American milieu

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna was one of the US lawmakers at the event organised by the Sikh Council on Religion and Education in Washington.(Reuters File)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna was one of the US lawmakers at the event organised by the Sikh Council on Religion and Education in Washington.(Reuters File)

US lawmakers hail contributions of Sikhs in American milieu

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 11:29 AM IST
A book, highlighting the contributions of the 50 Sikhs, was released and the author of this book, Prabhleen Singh from Punjabi University, presented a copy to each of the US Representatives.
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CAA: Mixed response to Punjab bandh call

Hindustan Times, Malerkotla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the need for India’s new citizenship law
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned the need for India’s new citizenship law

CAA unnecessary, India’s internal matter: Bangladesh PM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The CAA speeds up the process for granting citizenship to members of the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian minorities who fled Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan because of persecution before December 2014.
Sikhs in the US will be counted as a separate ethnic group in the 2020 census.(Representative image)
Sikhs in the US will be counted as a separate ethnic group in the 2020 census.(Representative image)

Sikhs to be counted as separate ethnic group in US census

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 09:43 AM IST
Describing this as a milestone, the United Sikhs said that this will be the first time the minority group will be counted and coded in the decennial US Census.
Debris of a demolished house in MP’s Karahal.(HT Photo)
Debris of a demolished house in MP’s Karahal.(HT Photo)

Houses of Sikhs displaced after 1984 razed in MP anti-encroachment drive

Hindustan Times, Sheopur | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Government officials said tribal land in Karahal cannot be transferred to non-tribals according to the Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code. Even transfer of land between non-tribals in such areas is disallowed without permission. Officials said no outsider is allowed to buy land there to protect the tribal ecosystem.
Surendra Singh with his wife and three daughters amid the debris of their house that was demolished by the administration in the tribal-dominated Karahal tehsil of Sheopur district on the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border in December-end.(HT Photo)
Surendra Singh with his wife and three daughters amid the debris of their house that was demolished by the administration in the tribal-dominated Karahal tehsil of Sheopur district on the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border in December-end.(HT Photo)

More than 500 Sikhs face eviction from scheduled tribal block in MP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Post-1984, tribal land in Madhya Pradesh became home but now more than they are persona non-grata, staring at an uncertain future
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