Left: Sikh scholar, Kahan Singh, of Nabha, in an undated photo. Center: Mahan Kosh published by Punjabi University, Patiala. Right: An enhanced image of Kahan Singh printed in Manah Kosh.

Court complaint seeks audit of Mahan Kosh translations

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.

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Sarbat Khalsa 2016 planned for Dec. 8

Politics, Panthic, Breaking News | November 21, 2016

The interim Sikh leadership, appointed by Sarbat Khalsa 2015 a year ago, will not be asking for permission from the Punjab government to hold the next Sarbat Khalsa scheduled for Dec. 8, said Baljit Singh, interim jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, to the Tribune India newspaper a couple of days ago...

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U.S. Sikhs face spike in hate as Indian Sikhs face spike in civil rights violations

U.S., Politics, Panthic, Breaking News | November 15, 2016

While Sikhs in the U.S. are bracing for waves of hate incidents unleashed by President-Elect Donald Trump's vitriol campaign, Sikhs in India are facing the outright violation of their civil rights by the Punjab government...

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Sikh shot dead in New Jersey

Panthic, Breaking News | June 03, 2016

Davinder Singh, 47, was shot to death at the Power Gas Station in Newark sometime before 4:25 p.m. on Monday, Memorial Day...

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Gyani Kuldeep Singh reading a lengthy statement in front of more than 150 members of the sangat at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia, on May 22.

Gyani Kuldeep Singh: Guru Granth is higher than Sikh Rehit Maryada

Panthic, Breaking News | May 22, 2016

Kuldeep Singh, granthi at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia today stood his ground in the face of mounting condemnation from many Sikhs for making alterations to the Amrit Sanchaar he organized and took part in last month...

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Members of the International Sikh Federation hold inaugural press conference, Feb. 2016. The organization is an off-chute of the All India Sikh Student Federation - Mehta. Using “Sikh” as part of an organization’s title does not necessarily mean that it is a Sikh organization.

U.S. Sikhs condemn $50,000 bounty to slay five DC-area Sikhs

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.

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Nearly all of the Komagata Maru's 376 passengers were Sikhs from Punjab seeking work. Sikhs were the first immigrants from India and Pakistan to North America.

Canada to apologize to Sikhs for Komagata Maru

Panthic, Historic, Breaking News | May 17, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a full apology to the Sikhs in the parliament tomorrow for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident...

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Letter from Akal Takhat summoning DC Sikhs for altering Amrit Sanchaar on April 15.

DC-area Sikhs summoned to Akal Takhat for altered Amrit Sanchaar

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.

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DC-area Sikhs summoned to Akal Takhat for tainted Amrit Sanchaar

Panthic, Breaking News | May 16, 2016

The five takhat jathedaars today summoned five Washington-metro area Sikhs for violating the Rehit Maryaada by replacing three of the five Baanees, which are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699, with other Baanees from Guru Granth Sahib...

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DC granthi apologizes for altered Amrit Sanchaar

Panthic, Breaking News | May 16, 2016

Bhai Surinder Singh of Sikh Gurdwara, DC, apologized to the sangat yesterday for taking part in an Amrit Sanchaar in which three of the five Banees that are attributed to the original ceremony by Guru Gobind Singh, in 1699, were replaced with three Banees from the Guru Granth Sahib...

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Can't vote in SGPC elections if you cut your Kaes

Panthic, Historic, Breaking News | May 11, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed into law an amendment to the 1925 Sikh Gurdwaras Act that establishes apostasy as a voter disqualification...

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Pritam Kaur, the only woman to speak at Sarbat Khalsa 2015.

Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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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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Sikh new year's resolutions for Sarbat Khalsa 2016

Panthic, Breaking News | March 08, 2016

Reprentatives of the Panth from around the world will deliberate this week on action items from the Sarbat Khalsa 2015 resolutions, including challenges to the Sikh nation, self sovereignty, freeing the Akal Takhat, organization of Sarbat Khalsas and formation of the World Sikh Parliament...

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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.

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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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A taadi jatha sings about the qualities of a jathadaar.

Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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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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A taadi jatha sings tales of the current crises in the Panth that led to this Sarbat Khalsa.

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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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Sikhs going to do matha tayk to the Guru at Sarbat Khalsa 2015. tayk to the Guru at Sarbat Khalsa 2015.

Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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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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The Guru Granth Sahib at Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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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.

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Brodie Durazo, 21, apologizing to the sangat at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Buena Park, California, on Dec. 13. He was charged with felony and misdemeanor vandalism, but not hate crime.

Vandal who spray-painted gurdwara near LA spared hate crime charge

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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"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, at Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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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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Sarbat Khalsa 2015

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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.

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Where is this truck?

Gurdwara near LA vandalized in wake of nearby shootings

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?

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Canadian MLA Manmeet Singh Bhullar was killed Monday, Nov. 23, in a highway accident.

Sikh Canadian politician killed in highway accident

Panthic, Breaking News | November 25, 2015

Manmeet Singh Bhullar, the Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Greenwaywas, was killed Monday, Nov. 23, when a semitractor-trailer lost control on the snowy highway between Edmonton and Calgary, and collided into him...

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Punjab Bundh Monday

Politics, Panthic, Breaking News | November 22, 2015

Interim Akal Takhat Jathedaar Dhian Singh Mand has called for a Bundh, or statewide shutdown, on Nov. 23, as another peaceful protest against the corrupt and abusive polices of the administration of Chief Minister Parkash Badal, a confidential source close to the organizers told Sikh Free Press...

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Punjab shutting down India's access to Sikh websites

Politics, Panthic, Breaking News | November 19, 2015

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, director of the counter intelligence wing of the Punjab Police, is stereotyping diaspora Sikhs as "radicals," and accusing the foreign Sikh media of publishing "seditious" and "provocative" content, such as photos of police atrocities since 1984...

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