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’.
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.
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.
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.