Sikhs News

Global Sikh Council: Sikh body to spread Guru Nanak’s peace philosophy through Geneva meet

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak (1469), the first guru of the Sikhs, World Council of Churches, Geneva, in collaboration with the GSC will organise a Christian-Sikh dialogue in Geneva on July 5, with the dialogue focusing on the theme ‘Pursuing Peace in a Pluralistic World’.

Remembering a Sikh postman whose battle benefits the community in UK even today

The UK Sikhs owe it to the first postman who fought for the right to wear a turban and won. A postcard from London reaches his family 59 years later.


Buddhist texts painted at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Army repaints it after protest

Indian Army, which maintains the Gurdwara associated with Guru Nanak Dev, says it has re-painted the walls after receiving objections from Sikhs.

'Will never forget': In tense times, Valley shows gratitude to Sikhs

Kashmiris respond to community’s efforts to help students amid tension after Pulwama attack by offering free lodging, education, legal services.

Chandigarh issues draft notification making helmet optional for Sikh women

The draft notification, issued by the Chandigarh Administration, said the words “Sikh person wearing turban” be replaced with “Sikh women”. Objections and suggestions have been invited from people on this, within the next 30 days.

Sikh legacy: Exhibition displaying artworks, objects related to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, his family opens in UK

Known as Sher-E-Punjab (Lion of Punjab) for his powerful military in his 48 years of reign, Maharaja Ranjit Singh's kingdom spread over undivided Punjab (modern day northwest India and Pakistan).


US immigration: Over 50 Sikhs among 123 immigrants detained by authorities

The Sikhs are part of a larger group of 123 illegal immigrants from South Asia being held currently at this detention centre in Oregon.

Pakistan's Punjab Assembly passes historic bill to regulate Sikh marriages

The bill will come into force immediately after it has been approved by the governor. Once the bill has been approved, every Sikh marriage that took place before the bill came into force would also gain legal status.

Punjab Congress MPs raise forced conversions in Pakistan issue with Sushma Swaraj

Jakhar, in a party release at Chandigarh, said that after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh raised the issue, the Centre has already directed the Indian High Commission in Pakistan to take it up at the highest level with Islamabad.

Sikh family in Australia wins legal battle over son wearing turban in Christian school

Sagardeep Singh Arora and his wife Anureet said the school breached the Equal Opportunity Act act by not allowing Sidhak to wear a patka when they tried to enrol him in 2016, Herald Sun reported.