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Religion founded by Guru Nanak

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Sikhism, or Sikhi, is an Indian monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century.

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Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

Gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said.
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Afghan forces kill gunmen who attacked Sikh complex; some casualties

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, trapping up to 200 people and inflicting casualties before the security forces..
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Gunmen take 200 hostage at Sikh-Hindu temple in Afghan capital

gunmen take 200 hostage at sikh-hindu temple in afghan capital
Unidentified gunmen have attacked a Sikh-Hindu temple in the Afghan capital, Kabul, taking up to 200 worshipers hostage. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said on Wednesday that Afghan..
WorldNews - Published

Gunmen, bombers attack Sikh religious complex in Afghan capital

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, and up to 200 people were believed to be trapped inside, a member of parliament..
Reuters - Published

Gunmen attack Sikh religious gathering in Kabul, killing 4

Gunmen stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan's minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital's old city on Wednesday, killing at least four people, a minority Sikh..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Delhi Police's inaction towards protecting minorities reminiscent of 1984: SAD MP Naresh Gujral

Shiromani Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral said on Thursday that the Delhi Police's "inaction" towards protecting the lives and properties of minorities in the national capital is a "reminiscent" of what..
IndiaTimes - Published

Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib during trip to Pakistan

guterres to visit gurdwara kartarpur sahib during trip to pakistan
UN Chief Antonio Guterres will visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Kartarpur during his visit to Pakistan next week. The UN Secretary-General..
WorldNews - Published

Citizenship seekers may have to prove faith

Migrants or refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan need to prove they belong to one of six minority faiths — Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jain, Buddhist or Parsi, said a government..
IndiaTimes - Published

Themes for 71st R-Day tableaux: Goa's 'save the frog' campaign, J&K's 'back to village' programme

Goa's 'save the frog' campaign, Jammu and Kashmir's 'back to village' programme, architectural wonders and Unesco world heritage sites in Jaipur and Gujarat and 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress govt showed no interest in nailing 1984 rioters: Panel

The Supreme Court-appointed Justice S N Dhingra Commitee has slammed the then Union government and Delhi Police for showing utter lack of interest in booking 1984 anti-Sikh rioters for murder, arson..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAA protests tracker

Several cities across the country are holding protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act which seeks to grant citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities..
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Afghanistan grants long-term permits to Afghan-origin Hindus, Sikhs living in India

No visa will be required by Afghan origin Hindus and Sikhs citizens living in India to travel to Afghanistan as the country has granted long-term permits and national identification cards even if the..
DNA - Published

Congress challenges Citizenship Amendment Act in Supreme Court

The Act provides citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who faced religious persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan and arrived in India before..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sikh community in Kashmir agrees to demolition of Gurudwara to make way for Sringar-Baramulla National Highway

The gesture from the Sikh community is being widely-praised for agreeing to relocate the building, who served people from all faiths and organised langars (community kitchen) along with other social..
DNA - Published

927 Hindu, Sikh migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan since 2018: Home ministry


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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 tabled in Rajya Sabha

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fascinated with ‘forgiveness’ in Sikhism, an Israeli woman arrives in India to study and research


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90% Sikh heritage sites located in Pakistan, says Indian-origin British historian

Indian-origin British historian and author Bobby Singh Bansal, who is considered as an authority on Sikh heritage in Pakistan, has claimed that 90 per cent of the Sikh heritage sites are located in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Yogi Adityanath says Nankana Sahib to follow Kartarpur Sahib

"I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all of you for this (opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor). The day is not far when we will be able to go to Nankana Sahib," the CM told a gathering on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Guru Nanak: Historic Sikh celebrations take place in India and Pakistan

The historic opening of a corridor to a shrine has coincided with the 550th birthday of Sikhism's founder.
BBC News - Published

Thousands in Melbourne celebrate the founder of Sikhism's 550th birthday

Thousands of Sikhs have put on a colourful party in the streets of Melbourne to celebrate the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
SBS - Published

Hundreds of Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to holy site in Pakistan

Hundreds of Indian Sikhs made a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan on Saturday, crossing through a white gate to reach one of their religion’s holiest sites, after a landmark deal between the two..
France 24 - Published

Indian Sikh pilgrims using Kartarpur corridor will not require passport: Pakistan foreign office

Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan has waived the condition of passport for one year for Indian Sikhs visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib using the Kartarpur corridor...
IndiaTimes - Published

1,100 Indian Sikhs arrive in Pakistan for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary

The first batch of 1,100 Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, crossing over through the Wagah border, for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak. The 'Nagar Kirtan'..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur corridor: India and Pakistan sign deal on Sikh temple project

The new border entry point will allow Indian Sikh pilgrims visa-free access to a shrine in Pakistan.
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India, Pakistan set to sign pilgrim corridor pact amid Kashmir tension

india, pakistan set to sign pilgrim corridor pact amid kashmir tension
India and Pakistan are set to sign an agreement on Indian pilgrims visiting a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed neighbours at a time of tension that has brought..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

PM Modi likely to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on November 9

PM Modi is also expected to flag off the first batch of pilgrims who will visit the Sikh holy shrine.
DNA - Published

Gurpreet, who is Sikh, was trolled for bodyweight workouts

When Gurpreet started posting her workouts on Instagram she was trolled by people who said it wasn’t the sort of thing Sikh women should be doing.
BBC News - Published

Pakistan firm on $20 Kartarpur fee but India agrees to pact

Pakistan refused to budge on charging Sikh pilgrims $20 to visit Kartarpur Sahib. India gave in to the demand and agreed to sign the Kartarpur Corridor agreement. The Indian concession came even as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Thai Sikh charity to donate two schools to mark Baba Nanak’s birth anniversary


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Mourners remember Sikh Texas deputy killed on duty

Hundreds of mourners filled a sports arena in Texas to remember Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop last week. Dhaliwal was the first Sikh deputy in his agency..
USATODAY.com - Published

Mumbai: Have patience, Sikh body advises Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank-hit members

Sri Guru Singh Sabha says it stands with affected community members
DNA - Published

Manmohan Singh likely to turn down Pakistan invite to Kartarpur

Pakistan announced on Monday that it has decided to invite Singh. In a video statement, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said his country has decided to invite Singh after consultations..
IndiaTimes - Published

Deputy sheriff killed in Houston remembered

A vigil was held in Houston late Friday for a Sikh-American sheriff's deputy who was shot during a traffic stop. Friends and colleagues paid tribute to 42-year-old Sandeep Dhaliwal. He was the first..
USATODAY.com - Published

SGPC urges Centre to take up issue of safety of Sikhs with foreign govts


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550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev: India offers Nepalese Sikhs to visit Gurdwaras in Punjab


IndiaTimes - Published

Indian pilgrim corridor to Pakistan Sikh temple planned for November opening

A corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims traveling to a holy temple in Pakistan will open in November, in time for one of the religion's most sacred festivals.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

pakistan to open border crossing for india sikhs in november
Advertisement KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of...
WorldNews - Published

Jaishankar says Indian Mission in Italy alerted on Sikh men drowning case

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Indian Mission in Italy have been alerted to extend all help in the case of four Sikh men from Punjab who died after drowning in a..
DNA - Published

India, Pakistan agree on visa-free travel for Indian pilgrims to Kartarpur gurudwara

India and Pakistan have agreed on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara without any restrictions based on their faith. 5,000 pilgrims can visit the holy site of the Sikhs..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ayodhya Dispute: 'Muslims stopped from praying'

On December 10, the Waqf Inspector shot a report to the state government alleging Muslims were harassed and abused by Sikhs and Hindus on their way to offer prayers at the mosque.
DNA - Published

Have asked for immediate remedial action: MEA on forced conversion of Sikh girl in Pak

India has asked Pakistan for immediate remedial action after reports of the abduction and forceful conversion of a Sikh girl in Pakistan emerged.
DNA - Published

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan hold technical meet

The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain..
IndiaTimes - Published

34-year-old British Sikh choked to death by martial arts expert in Thailand hotel

The incident occurred when the 34-year-old British Sikh Amitpal Singh Bajaj, who was holidaying with his wife and son in Phuket, confronted the Norwegian man staying in the adjacent room of the hotel..
DNA - Published

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue damaged in Lahore

The king ruled the Sikh empire in the first half of the 19th century.
DNA - Published


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