Sword Fight Erupts at Sikh Temple in India

Sword Fight Erupts at Sikh Temple in India

Sword Fight Erupts at Sikh Temple in India A violent sword fight broke out between two rival Sikh groups at India’s Golden Temple in Punjab today. According to local reports, up to 12 people were injured in the fighting that took place at the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion. Video footage shows dozens of Sikh men fighting and chasing each other with swords on the steps outside the shrine. UNICEF invited India to a poo party. Read more here. The fighting was over who would be allowed to speak…

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Why are some Sikh women now wearing the turban?

Why are some Sikh women now wearing the turban?

Why are some Sikh women now wearing the turban? The turban is worn by millions of Sikhs – traditionally, mostly male ones. Now many Sikh women are donning it, too. Why? “Doing this has helped me stay grounded and focused on what my responsibilities are as a human being.” Devinder is in her early 40s. She’s a slender, tall British-Indian Sikh woman. She works as a teaching assistant at her local school in Ilford, north-east London. You can’t help but notice that she wears a turban, or what’s commonly known…

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Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime

Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime

Sikh-American assaulted, called ‘Bin Laden’ in alleged hate crime The Sikh Coalition’s Legal Director Harsimran Kaur said the group believes that Mukker was “targeted and assaulted because of his Sikh religious appearance, race or national origin.” An elderly Sikh-American man was brutally injured and called “terrorist” and “Bin Laden” in an apparent hate crime case in Chicago, just days before the US commemorates the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Inderjit Singh Mukker was assaulted on Tuesday when the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, “Terrorist, go…

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Sikh pilgrims bring memories of a past life to Hassanabdal

Sikh pilgrims bring memories of a past life to Hassanabda

Sikh pilgrims bring memories of a past life to Hassanabdal A view of Gurdwara Punja Sahib. After waiting for 70 years, Karanveer Singh, a pilgrim from Hoshiarpur in India, is finally allowed to visit Pakistan. Mixed feelings of nostalgia and reverence overtake him as he pays homage to Maharaja Ranjit Singh on his 176th death anniversary. In the midst of rituals and preparations, he yearns to meet someone from Toba Tek Singh, his childhood town before partition. Karanveer is among 400 pilgrims or yatrees from India who were given visas…

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