Tag: Sikhs

'Go to high court', SC on plea against permission given to Sikhs to carry kirpan in domestic flights
'Go to high court', SC on plea against nod to Sikhs to carry kirpan in domestic flights

The plea contended that the freedom given to Sikh passengers is arbitrary and violation of Article 14 and Article 15 with respect to the discrimination made on the basis of religion.

  • Friday, 05 August 2022
Protests in Pakistan after two Sikh shopkeepers gunned down
Protests in Pakistan after two Sikh shopkeepers gunned down

Two members of the Sikh community were killed after unidentified assailants opened fire on them near the outskirts of Peshawar, police said on Sunday, Dawn reported.

  • Sunday, 15 May 2022
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Pakistan's Sikh community disappointed at being 'left out' from census

Islamabad: Members and leaders of the Sikh community in Peshawar expressed their disappointment at being “left out” of the national census, saying they feared their community would not be adequately represented in Pakistan’s first national headcount in 19 years. “The concerned department has not included the Sikh minority in the ongoing count. It is not only […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
US Vice Prez Pence applauds Sikhs' contribution

Washington: US Vice President Mike Pence has lauded the contribution of Sikhs in America and asked them to continue to give back by serving in the military and public offices at local, state and federal levels. “Sikh Community and its issues are always close to my heart and I always admire the contribution of Sikhs […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Majority of Americans unaware about Sikhs and Sikhism: survey

A majority of Americans are unaware of what Sikhism is and mistake Sikhs for Muslims despite the country being home to more than half a million of them, a latest study has said amid a rise in hate crimes against the members of the minority community since 9/11

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Violence in Jammu despite curfew, FIR filed against policeman

Jammu: Protests were reported from various places in Jammu yesterday despite indefinite curfew imposed in parts of the city following violence over Sikh militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s posters in which a youth was killed. Meanwhile, police lodged an FIR against the Senior Superintendent of Police’s (SSP) security guard for firing at Sikh protesters. Protests […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
US House of Representatives condemns hatred against Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims

New York: In a controversial resolution that initially split the Democrats before being expansively reworded, the House of Representatives has condemned hate against Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims and other minorities and denounced accusations of dual loyalty. A key element in the resolution adopted on Thursday is the condemnation of dual loyalty that insinuates doubt about patriotism […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Pak may introduce two categories for Sikh pilgrims seeking visas to visit Kartarpur: Media report

Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to categorise Sikh pilgrims, seeking to visit Darbar Sahib gurdwara in Kartarpur, into devotees from India and from the rest of the world, a media report said on Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to add a religious tourism category to the online visa system for the Sikh pilgrims, […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Sikhs To Be Counted As Separate Ethnic Group In US Census For First Time

Washington: For the first time, Sikhs in the US will be counted as a separate ethnic group in the 2020 census, an organisation of the minority community said on Tuesday, describing it as a milestone moment. President of the Sikh Society of San Diego Baljeet Singh said the Sikh community’s efforts have come to fruition. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021