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Sikh community reacts to “fake Guru” rape conviction

Sikhs around the world have been reacting to the news that famous Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been convicted of rape. The self-styled Guru has often been berated by the Sikh community for his attempts to portray himself in a similar style to the Sikh Gurus, based on the way he often dresses […]

Theme park revokes Kirpan ban

Drayton Manor theme park have revoked their Kirpan ban, following negotiations with the Sikh Council UK. The long-standing ban by the Midlands based theme park was challenged by the Sikh Council UK after a group of Sikhs were stopped from entering because of the wearing of the Kirpan in June this year. Since than, Sikh […]

How the 1947 Partition of Panjab still impacts Sikh activism

By Ranveer Singh Across the globe today, national borders typically reflect ethnic, linguistic, and sometimes religious divisions. Take Europe: countries like Italy and Spain are largely home to people who speak Italian and Spanish. Similarly, in places such as Croatia and Hungary the predominant ethnicity is Croatian and Hungarian, respectively. For many across South Asia […]

Spanish Sikhs speak on Barcelona terror attack

Sikh español habla sobre el ataque terrorista de Barcelona. Vídeo aquí: A native Spaniard and Amritdhari (initiated) Sikh today called for unity between the Spanish and Sikh communities, in the wake of yesterday’s terror attack in Barcelona. Partapdev Kaur, who works as head of translations for Sikh educational organisation Basics of Sikhi, spoke out in condemnation […]

Sikh Political Prisoner Released

A Sikh political prisoner from France has been released on bail after seven years in a prison in India thanks to the work of UK based humanitarian charity Sikh Relief. Pal Singh, a French citizen and well-known human rights campaigner in Europe and America, was working in his native Punjab state in India, helping those […]

Review of Toofan Singh – Harjinder Singh (Akaal Publishers)

The following is a review of Toofan Singh by respected Sikh author and educator Harjinder Singh. The recently released film depicts the life of famed Punjabi folk-hero Jugraj Singh who was a freedom-fighter for the Khalistan Liberation Force. For more from Harjinder Singh and the Akaal Publishers team, follow them on facebook, twitter or instagram. To see where […]

Five years on, what has changed?

Five years on from the tragic Oak Creek Gurdwara massacre, journalist Dawinderpal Singh asks why there are still so many unanswered questions about America’s view of Sikhs. On a Sunday morning five years ago, while worshippers at a Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin USA, were preparing Langar (communal food) and Sunday school was in […]

Sikh cricket star dedicates performances to 1984 genocide victims

Note – Sikh PA categorically refute language around the 1984 Sikh genocide which calls the massacres “riots”. Although this language has become common place as a reflection of the Indian media narrative, it does not accurately portray the horrific scale of the slaughters which took place across India. More information can be found here.    As […]

Sikh educational group on Australian school turban ban

Below we share an article from ABC News (Australia) about a school in Melbourne that is refusing to admit a Sikh pupil because of his patka (religious head covering). Jaspreet Kaur, volunteer at Sikh educational organisation Basics of Sikhi says: ‘It is disappointing Melton Christian College will be continuing with its discriminatory policy. This policy […]