Panthic, Historic | February 28, 2017
The High Court of Punjab and Haryana again reviewed a petition on Monday alleging problems with the Hindi and English translations of Guru Shabad Ratanakar Mahan Kosh by Kahan Singh, popularly known as Mahan Kosh.
U.S., Politics | October 04, 2016
Reporting from Washington - While several turbaned Sikhs were seen participating in the Democratic National Convention during prime time, none were seen at the Republican National Convention.
U.S. | August 06, 2016
In the weeks following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the Sikh community in Orlando responded with a message of unity, which may have helped prevent backlash.
U.S. | July 27, 2016
No suspect…no arrests…no motive.
Politics, Historic | July 06, 2016
Canada’s apology for the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, which embodied its civil rights violations against Sikh immigrants, may be the most sincere apology made by a government.
Politics | June 06, 2016
In perhaps the most bizarre presidential campaign in recent history, in which one of the candidates has managed to offend every minority group, two Sikhs are turning incidents of hate speech into conversations on embracing the changing face of America.
Punjabi organization behind call for assassination
Panthic | May 19, 2016
Reporting from Washington – What began as a local incident of violation of the Sikh Rehit Maryada has turned into a sensational international attempt to incite violence.
Panthic | May 16, 2016
Reporting from Washington - The five takhat jathedaars today summoned five Washington-metro area Sikhs for violating the Sikh Rehit Maryaada by replacing three of the five Baanees of Amrit Sanchaar, which are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh, in 1699, with other Baanees from Guru Granth Sahib.
Politics, Historic | March 30, 2016
The U.S. Army may soon grant Capt. Simratpal Singh a religious accommodation to serve as a combat soldier, but it may not single him out and subject him to specialized testing involving his articles of faith - unshorn hair and beard, and turban – and use those results to make its final decision. Update: Accommodation was granted on March 31.
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Panthic | March 08, 2016
In this video, speakers continue to show support for the Sarbat Khalsa, and tell of incidents of Punjab Police preventing people from travelling to the gathering. This clip 8 of 11 includes an English transcription.
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Panthic | March 02, 2016
The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. In this clip, Ramanjit Singh Sikki, who resigned from the Punjab Legislative Assembly in protest of government inaction in finding the person(s) responsible for desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib, condemns the Parkash Badal administration. And Jaswant Singh Purain, one of seven members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee who also resigned in protest, condemns the SGPC.
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Panthic | February 25, 2016
The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content, and paraphrases or quotes of significant content. In this clip, the organizers announce names of noteworthy persons attending the event, such as: Pritam Kaur of Amritsar, wife of Rashpal Singh who was Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s personal assistant; Beant Singh, brother of General Shabeg Singh (tortured and killed in the 1984 Operation Bluestar); Balwinder Singh Chabhal and Surinder Singh Ghariala, present and former chairmen of the Khalra Mission Committee Harpal Singh; and Waryam Singh, brother of shaheed Satwant Singh (who assassinated Indira Gandhi, along with Beant Singh). This clip also contains more allegations of government harassment and prevention of people travelling to the Sarbat Khlasa.
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Panthic | February 22, 2016
The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content. In this clip, speakers place current issues in context of Sikh history, announce names of attendees form around the world and give another account of government officials preventing people from travelling to the Sarbat Khalsa.
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Panthic | February 09, 2016
The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content. In this clip, the organizers announce incidents of government interference in preventing Sikhs from travelling to the Sarbat Khalsa. They also complement the protesters and gathering for maintaining the peace, and mention that women are among the assemblage.
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Panthic, Historic | January 23, 2016
The Sarbat Khalsa was called in response to a series baeadbi (desecrations) of the Guru Granth Sahib last summer when ripped angs (pages) of the living Guru of the Sikhs were found in the streets of Punjab.
Panthic | January 15, 2016
It was Divine intervention. California man will not be charged with a hate crime for spray-painting gang graffiti on the parking lot walls of a gurdwara near Los Angeles, including “(explicative) ISIS” on a semitractor-trailer parked there.
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Panthic, Historic | January 11, 2016
The following is an English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content. Notable comments: "Hundreds of thousands of Sikh youth" were killed by Punjab Police in the Decade of Disappearances following the 1984 Indian army Operation Blue Star and anti-Sikh pogroms. - Gurvinder Singh, advocate (1984 pogroms). In 10 years, between 2001 and 2011, the Sikh population in India has gone down by 2 million. - Avtar Singh Karimpuri, Bahujan Samaj Party member and former member of the Raja Sabha (Indian Parliament).
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Panthic, Historic | January 05, 2016
The following is first of 11 unedited videos with English transcription of the proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa 2015. It contains general ideas of repetitive content, summaries of relevant content and paraphrases of significant content.
Evidence drove off
Panthic | December 10, 2015
A Los Angeles-area gurdwara was vandalized with graffiti last weekend in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings a few days earlier by a Muslim couple, but a crucial piece of the evidence drove off before police arrived. Where is this semitractor-trailor with the hate graffiti?
Badal and other Punjab leaders planned arrests with Punjab Police, launch smear campaign
Panthic | November 12, 2015
Interim Akal Takhat Jathedaar Dhian Singh Mand, appointed by the Sarbat Khalsa on Tuesday, Nov. 10, was arrested by Punjab Police from inside the Darbar Sahib yesterday. Chief Minister Parkash Badal and other Punjab leaders planned arrests of several top Sikh leaders with the Punjab Police, the Punjab advocate general, more than a dozen Punjab cabinet ministers and a senior BJP minister. They also launched a smear campaign against the Sikh leaders responsible for the Sarbat Khalsa.
Jathedaars sacked, Punjab leadership boycotted, military and police leaders excommunicated
Panthic | November 10, 2015
What began as a dreary solemn morning turned into a bright electrifying day for the massive Sarbat Khalsa that overflowed the 12-acre field in Taran Taaran. About half a million Sikhs gathered in Amritsar on Nov. 10 in an ultimate display of love and respect for the Guru. Most were from Punjab and India, but many came from around the world.
Panthic | October 27, 2015
Major gurdwaras, from Virginia to New York, passed an 11-point resolution (mathay) on Oct. 18 to address the state-sponsored tyranny and violence against Punjab’s citizens, particularly the Sikhs.
Vatican and White House allows Kirpaans
Panthic | October 02, 2015
Pope Francis hugged a Sikh wearing a Kirpaan at the interfaith prayer service last week at New York City’s 9/11 memorial.
Son-in-law and 3HO leader urge PR damage control measures
Panthic | September 18, 2015
The Akal Takhat jathedar and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee warned Yogi Bhajan’s family and followers over the summer to reign in their anti-Sikh practices.
Congressman Dalip Saund self-identified as a Hindu
Investigative, Historic, Education | August 30, 2015
In the ongoing process to include new Sikh content in California schools curriculum, Sikh activists have created their own definition of a Sikh, sending mixed messages about the Sikh identity and articles of faith, and pushing to label Congressman Dalip Saund, who cut off his Kaes shortly after arriving in the U.S. in 1920, as the most notable Sikh from California. The activists, including the Sikh Coalition and SALDEF, assert Kaes is an optional tenet of Sikhism, and include Kaes-less persons in their organizations. Saund’s own writings show he cherished Hinduism and self-identified as a Hindu. “The word "Sikh" used for Dalip Singh Saund should be replaced with "Punjabi," said Onkar Singh Bindra, who is leading the curriculum effort, shortly before publication.