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  1. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Baba Banda Singh Bahadur - The game, inspired from the real story of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, is a role-playing adventure game which includes Baba Banda Singh Bahadur's journey as a warrior while battling with enemies across 11 different destinations. The game, developed by 1699 studio, is for mobile devices only and can be downloaded for free. http://www.bababandasinghbahadur.com/ Additional Information: Updated - June 8, 2016 Size - 72 MB Current Version - 1.01 Requires Android 4.0.3 and upwards
  2. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Thank you for your kind words. This has all been due to Waheguru's Kirpa. Thank you for correcting the link. The research of Gurdwaras has been really good. One small example, imagine discovering a Gurdwara (in Punjab) and finding that it contains the 'Chola' that Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji wore when being released from Gwalior with 52 Rajas (which includes the 'Kalian'). The Gurdwara is only 4km from Gurdwara Rara Sahib.
  3. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Sangat Ji, For the benefit of the Sangat we have provided one of the largest and most comprehensive archives on Historic Sikh Gurdwaras. The main idea behind the Historic Sikh Gurdwara section is to raise awareness and provide information about the historic gurdwaras, locations and stories associated with the Sikh Guru's (Guru Sahibhan) and other historic Sikhs (during the period of the Sikh Guru's). There are maps, route planners and lots of pictures. http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikh_gurdwaras/historic_sikh_gurdwaras.html
  4. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Sangat Ji, For the benefit of the Sangat we have provided one of the largest and most comprehensive archives on Historic Sikh Gurdwaras. The main idea behind the Historic Sikh Gurdwara section is to raise awareness and provide information about the historic gurdwaras, locations and stories associated with the Sikh Guru's (Guru Sahibhan) and other historic Sikhs (during the period of the Sikh Guru's). http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikh_gurdwaras/historic_sikh_gurdwaras.html We have also updated the online Sikh Library with hundreds of Gurbani, Sri Harmandir Sahib Monthly Gurmat Parkash and English books and articles.
  5. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ New York, USA: US based human rights group 'Sikhs For Justice' (SFJ) whose Facebook page has been blocked by the Indian government has given a call to the Sikh diaspora in North America to boycott Air India. The national airline of the India operates several flights every day to various destinations in North America. SFJ claims that it called for boycott of Air India to highlight the dictatorial action of Modi Government to block the democratic campaign of SFJ to hold referendum in the state of Punjab. To adversely affect the usage of Air India by the Sikh community, on May 12, SFJ launched an online campaign 'Say NO Air India, YES to Punjab Independence Referendum'. The campaign urges the community to denounce blocking of SFJ's Facebook Page; declare that Sikhs have a right to hold Punjab Independence Referendum and pledge not to travel by Air India. Say No to Air India: A poster released by Sikhs For Justice The Sikh rights group plans to reach out to every Sikh household in North America through social media and local Gurdwaras. SFJ volunteers will be setting up “No To Air India” camps at Gurdwaras urging the community to sign the pledge boycotting India’s national airline during the upcoming busy travel season. Advocating to banish Air India, attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor to SFJ stated that “every dictatorial action of Modi Government will be challenged through equally strong but legal, peaceful and democratic action”."Our campaign is aimed at mounting pressure on India into holding Punjab Independence Referendum under UN Charter", added attorney Pannun. SFJ has given a call to hold a referendum in the year 2020 on the question of Sikh sovereignty. Referendum 2020 will be held in the state of Punjab and among Sikh diaspora living in America, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Middle Eastern Countries.
  6. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Canadian Sikhs Declare Support for Punjab Independence Referendum in 2020: Sikhs For Justice Toronto, Canada: Seeking an independent Sikh country, Ontario Gurdwaras Committee; (OGC) a Canadian umbrella Sikh organization passed a historic resolution in support of holding a referendum in the state of Punjab in the year 2020. Since the military invasion of Sikhi's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, in June 1984 in the operation code named 'Blue Star', Canadian Sikhs have been supporting the movement for creation of Khalistan, a sovereign Sikh country. Canada is home to the largest Sikh population living outside India. Canadian Sikhs Declare Support for Punjab Independence Referendum On May 03, a gathering of more than 150,000 Canadian Sikhs unanimously passed the Punjab Referendum Resolution during annual Khalsa Day parade in Toronto. Chanting slogans in favor of Independent Sikh country, participants walked over 11 kilometers from Malton to Sikh Spiritual Center Toronto carrying placards demanding referendum in the state of Punjab. 'Self determination is the right of Sikh people as guaranteed by the UN Charter', stated attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun legal advisor to Sikhs For Justice (SFJ). Support of Canadian Sikhs to hold referendum 2020 will go a long way in realizing community's long standing demand for a separate country, added Pannun. SFJ a human rights group has given a call to hold a referendum in the year 2020 on the question of Sikh sovereignty. Referendum 2020 will be held in the state of Punjab and among Sikh diaspora living in America, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Middle Eastern Countries. "Referendum 2020" will be managed by independent and reputable organizations and monitored by international NGOs.
  7. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Yatra showcasing Historic relics of Sikh Gurus to begin Patiala: A 33-feet long bus carrying the revered relics of three Gurus of Sikhi flagged will be off today (6th May 2015) from Gururdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib in Patiala. The relics related to Guru Sahiban, their clothes and weapons are displayed in a bus, a Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) spokesman said. Two relics are related to Guru Hargobind Sahib including 46 inches long sword and 22 inches long whip. There is a Siri Sahib related to Guru Teg Bahadar that has 'Sat Sri Akal Guru Teg Bahadar' engraved on it. There are ten relics related to Guru Gobind Singh, he said. Sikh Gurus’ relics to be showcased during Yatra The relics also include Chola Sahib, manuscript, hair, comb and turban; 20 inches long iron arrow; three-and-a-half inch long Siri Sahib; 30 inches long wooden spear and five arrows. Jathedars of all the five Takhts, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal will flag off the yatra drenched in colors of Khalsa, the spokesman said. The religious procession will have relics related to sixth Guru Hargobind Sahib, ninth Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib and tenth Guru Gobind Singh and will pass through every district of the state. The yatra will culminate on May 20 at Anandpur Sahib where the relics would be put at Takht Kesgarh Sahib, he added. Full route of Yatra: May 6 – Patiala, Nabha, Bhawanigarh, Sangrur, Barnala May 7 – Barnala, Mansa, Maur, Talwandi Sabo May 8 – Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Malout, Sri Muktsar Sahib May 9 – Sri Muktsar Sahib, Kotkapura, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Wazidpur May 10 – Wazidpur, Moga, Kot Isse Khan, Zira, Makhu, Harike May 11 – Harike, Patti, Bhikhiwing, Jhabbal, Tarn Taran May 12 – Tarn Taran, Jandiwala, Baba Bakala, Chowk Mehta, Amritsar May 13 – halt at Amritsar May 14 – Amritsar, Batala, Sri Hargobindpur, Kahnuwan, Chhota Ghallughara May 15 – Chhota Ghallughara, Gurdaspur, Mulerian, Dasuya, Hoshiarpur May 16 – Hoshiarpur, Tanda, Bhogpur, Kartarpur, Kapurthala, Sultanpur-Lodhi (via Talwandi Chaudharian) May 17 – Sultanpur Lodhi, Malsian, Nakodar, Jalandhar, Phagwara May 18 – Phagwara, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib May 19 – Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Kharar, Morinda, Chamkaur Sahib, Ropar May 20 – Ropar, Sri Anandpur Sahib
  8. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ “My Life is in Danger,” Says American Citizen in India After Release From Jail Without Charges Ludhiana, Punjab: A week after his April 27 release from a two-month imprisonment in Ludhiana Jail, U.S. citizen Ravinderjit Singh Gogi is speaking out in a formal statement delivered on Monday to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Badal, pleading that his life is in danger and warning: “I want to let you know that in case something like this happens or I face the above situation again, you all will be fully responsible for such actions.” Gogi was arrested on February 26 while sitting beside his hospitalized father, Surat Singh Khalsa. Despite his release with all charges dropped, Gogi notes: “I have a strong feeling that I am at an extreme risk of being picked up again and falsely charged with even more severe charges…. I am very much concerned as my life is in danger.” His father, a permanent resident of the United States, began a hunger-strike on January 16 to, in Gogi’s words, “Protest the refusal to release Sikh prisoners who have completed their respective prison sentences.” Gogi, who was arrested along with his father, a journalist covering the protest, and others, was charged with a preventative detention law allowing police to arrest those suspected of considering breaking the peace. “Although, I was in Punjab just to take care of my 83-year-old father, I was charged under section 107/151 and was kept in the jail for almost 2 months,” he says. Ravinderjeet Singh Gogi meets Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa reunited after charges against both were dropped. Gogi is now with his family at their home in the village of Hassanpur and has not made plans to return to the United States since his father just entered the 111th day of his hunger-strike, is in extremely frail health, and remains determined to continue his protest until death unless his demands are met. A resident of the California town of Lathrop, where he owns a truck-driving school, Gogi says he traveled to India because he was “concerned for my father’s welfare.” He departed the U.S. on January 28, twelve days after Khalsa began his hunger strike. Gogi believes police wanted to use him as a tool to manipulate Khalsa into stopping his protest, stating: “I still remember the day when Mukhvinder Bhullar, the ADCP (Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police) threatened me that if I did not dissuade my father from continuing the hunger-strike, he would falsely charge me with murder and put me away for 15 years.” Gogi, who copied his statement to Punjab’s Director General of Police, India’s National Human Rights Commission, and the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, says he was tortured in custody. India, which refuses to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Torture, has a long history of severely abusing and even killing detainees; according to a 2011 report by Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI) which was catalogued by the U.N. in its Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: “The use of torture is employed as daily tool by Indian police officers.” Though charged with violating section 107/151, Gogi was never arraigned before a judge. Summarizing his ordeal, Gogi says, “During these 2 months, I was scheduled for five court hearings, and all were cancelled. I was not even arraigned. This violated standard proceedings for almost all democratic countries, which typically require arraignment within 48 hours. While I was in the custody I was treated as a criminal and was tortured multiple times by the police officials.” Describing his torture in further detail, Gogi says, “I was even beaten in the judicial custody during a court hearing. On my way to the court appearance on April 13, Assistant Sub-Inspector Richard Masih, the police official accompanying me, took me aside into a detention cell where him and other Punjab Police officers severely beat me with a gun and metal handcuffs also punching on my face, neck, shoulders, and back with a chain wrapped around his fist.” “I was under extreme pain and a high fever,” he explains. “Despite? ?interventions by U.S. Consuls, my attorney, and family, the police denied me proper medical treatment. I was finally examined by a government doctor on April 20 and yet records of the visit, including x-rays, were never made available to me or my family or the U.S. Embassy. Additionally, the police department never released any statement about the findings of the examination. During this time, I was repeatedly told by police that they will release me if I promise to convince my father to end his hunger-strike. If not, police threatened to slap me with false murder charges.” At the request of his family in the United States, seven U.S. congressional representatives joined an April 15 letter to the U.S. State Department requesting Secretary John Kerry assist Gogi and Khalsa. Less than two weeks later, Gogi was unceremoniously released on April 27 with all charges dropped and, as he remarks, “without any record or compensation or apology being released by the police department.” Khalsa remains on hunger-strike. Arrested the same day as his son, he was detained at Ludhiana Civil Hospital and released from police custody on April 23. He was charged with the same preventative detention law as his son, and all charges were likewise dropped, but his family says their father is now under virtual house arrest. His daughter, Sarvrinder Kaur, a U.S. citizen from Chicago who is ministering to her father in Punjab, reported that after they returned home when he was released from arrest, hundreds of police officers ringed the village, over a dozen took up permanent post outside their house, and family members are followed when they leave. Khalsa’s decision to hunger-strike directly connects to his decision to leave India for the United States. A former government schoolteacher in India, he quit his job in June 1984 in disgust over an Indian Army invasion of the revered Sikh Golden Temple in Punjab that left thousands of Sikh pilgrims dead. That November, the country’s ruling Congress Party organized a genocide against Sikhs, centering in New Delhi and emanating outwards to other regions of the subcontinent. Members of Parliament, the city government, and party officials openly participated in mass killings of Sikhs in the streets at broad daylight. Khalsa began organizing protest rallies, was injured in 1986 when police opened fire on unarmed protesters outside the Punjab Legislative Assembly, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1988. This past month, the California State Legislature became the first in the world — national or state — to recognize the 1984 Sikh Genocide, stating: “Government and law enforcement officials organized, participated in, and failed to intervene to prevent the killings.” Bhajan Singh, director of OFMI, pondered: “Is India interfering in the domestic affairs of the United States by politically targeting an American citizen and a permanent resident in retaliation for the political actions of their adopted state of California?”
  9. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Khalsa Ji, Thank you. Your comment inspired us to do more and so we have also made Larivaar Ardas, Nitnem and Sukhmani Sahib available. http://www.discoversikhism.com/larivaar/gurbani.html
  10. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ ਸ੍ਰੀਗੁਰੂਗ੍ਰੰਥਸਾਹਿਬਜੀ - ਲੜੀਵਾਰਸੈਂਚੀਆਂ (SriGuruGranthSahibJi - LarivaarSainchiyan) Larivaar is where Gurbani is written in continuous form as shown above (ie. with no breaks in between the words of Gurbani). This form of writing was used by the Guru Ji's and other historical Sikhs. DiscoverSikhism.com is making online Larivaar Sainchiyan available for the Sangat to use. We hope the Sainchiyan will benefit all those wanting to learn and use Larivaar Gurbani as Guru Ji’s intended. In keeping maximum Satkar, we have kept the Gurbani ang’s with no other writing/ logos on the screen. A useful mouse hover feature shows the Padd-Chhed (broken word) which will aid learning and practice. Any feedback or help with proof reading would be much appreciated. http://www.discoversikhism.com/larivaar/sri_guru_granth_sahib_ji.html#/home Benti, if you want to debate the use of padd-chhed saroops (which began just over 100 years ago) please start another thread.
  11. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Correction - David Cameron was NOT taken to a side room. The gurdwara masands allowed the speech to take place in the main darbar (as shown on Akaal TV). We have no idea if Gurbani or Path was interrupted to make way for the speeches.
  12. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ The world is seeing India for what it really is. A terrorist State that does not recognize democracy, human rights or equality.
  13. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ There is often a big 'tumasha' when dignitaries visit a Gurdwara. Recently we have been noticing that those surrounding the dignitaries have a severe lack of respect in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ie. the two women sitting near Mrs Cameron and when Badal and Co refused to matha tek during Modi's visiti to Sri Harmandir Sahib. Disrespectful behavior undoes the good nature of the visit. Otherwise, despite Conservative Pary history with 1984, it seems this visit was better than that of Labour leader Ed Milband. Veerji, the post heading is because saffron/ orange is sometimes used as a color when referring to Khalistan.
  14. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ UK PM David Cameron visits Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Gravesend in Kent, UK Today UK Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha visit Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Gravesend in Kent, UK. The Prime Minister, wore an orange patka, and Mrs Cameron, a blue salwar kameez. The Camerons removed their shoes, queued up to kneel, offer coins and bow before Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The start of the Camerons visit was delayed slightly after a scuffle broke out among the sangat when a Granthi [rightly] objected to speeches being made while prayers were taking place. Mr and Mrs Cameron were taken to a side room where, it is said, Mr Cameron delivered a speech. He told the audience that Vaisakhi was a "big, bold" sign of their devotion. "I wanted to make sure Downing Street was part of this too, and I'm proud to be the first Prime Minister to host a Vaisakhi reception at Number 10," he added. "And I'll tell you what - if I'm back there as Prime Minister, I'll keep bringing the community, the colour and the celebrations there, again and again." Both David and Samantha Cameron correctly sat on floor with legs crossed. However, two women (in a group of three) sitting near Samantha Cameron showed their ignorance and contempt of Sikhi by having their heads fully uncovered (view from 1min 10secs in the video at the link below). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/article11547439.ece#ooid=NoM2psdDpPPkL0_eVCs7TLBay997xWkm
  15. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Very true, however we understand John McDonnell is a long standing friend of the Sikh Sangat and fully deserves the Sikh vote. We also understand others like MP Tom Watson (who helped uncover covert British military involvement in 1984), MP Fabian Hamilton (Chair of the All Party Group for British Sikhs) who slammed Genocide denial last year and MP Pat McFadden have also supported Sikhs over a number of years, more so than other 'punjabi'/ 'asian' politicians. And yes, all of these people are UK Labour politicians. We take little interest in politicians and elections. However, feel that any MP that supports Sikhs and recognizes Sikh genocide has to be commended.
  16. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ UK MP John McDonnell says Sikh Genocide of 1984 was similar to the Jewish Genocide in Germany by Adolf Hilter London: On the eve of the premier of upcoming movie ‘Patta Patta Singhan da Vairi’ on April 12, UK MP John McDonnell said that the Sikhs were subjected to genocide in 1984 by the Indian state just like the Nazi regime of Hitler subjected Jews to genocide. Talking about the Sikh Genocide of November 1984, MP John McDonnell said that this was sequel of the genocide of the Jews in Germany by Adolf Hitler. File photo - MP John McDonnell While appreciating lyricist turned singer cum actor Raj Kakra, MP John McDonnell said that ‘Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi’ movie portrays the tragedy of Punjab. The ‘Daily Ajit’ reveals that the story of the movie revolves around a Sikh youth, whose father becomes a victim and is shot by the Indian Army during the armed attack by Indian State on Darbar Sahib, Amritsar in June 1984. It also demonstrates the tales of atrocities committed by Punjab Police on civilian population of Punjab during the last two decades of 20th century. The movie also elaborates the state conspiracy in rampant drugs abuse in Punjab. It is notable that ‘Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi’ movie was initially denied clearance by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) but it was later cleared by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). The movie is set to hit screens worldwide on April 17.
  17. ਸਤਿਕਾਰ-ਯੋਗ ਜੀਓ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਹਿ ਸਮੂਹ ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਸਾਖੀ ਦੀਆ ਲਖ ਲਖ ਵਧਾੲਿਆ
  18. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ We have been following the state torture and illegal detention of Bhai Ravinder Jeet Singh. The USA should take note, this is how India respects American citizens. Perhaps, Bhai Ravinder Jeet Singh is the wrong color to warrant USA help, nevertheless Bhai Sahib is a few shades fairer than President Obama.
  19. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Khalsa March vows to defeat the enemies of the Panth who are hell bent to subvert fundamental beliefs of Sikh faith Anandpur Sahib: The Khalsa March organized by spirited youth associated with Sikh Youth of Punjab- the Dal Khalsa's youth wing- today vowed to defend the fundamentals of the Sikh religion, uphold the distinct identity of the Sikh people and defeat the designs of the enemies of the Panth- whether they are from inside or outside. “The Khalsa Panth is not just a religious body but also a sovereign political entity. Through the centuries, Sikhs have had a unique place among the people of world, developing into a distinct nation in their own right”, reads the resolution adopted at a conference organized by youth body to mark the 316th anniversary of Khalsa Sajna Divas. While advising the cadres, activists and sympathizers of the organization to concentrate on their character building, president of the Dal Khalsa H S Dhami said that our activists should be politically mature and they should have a deep insight contemporary global developments to counter opportunist pro-Indian parties and politicians. Only a disciplined team of honest, truthful and pious souls can face challenges of the times. Dal Khalsa president Harcharanjit Singh Dhami addressing the conference SYP President Parmjeet Singh Tanda addressing the gathering A view of march by Sikh Youth of Punjab Another view of march A view of gathering at the conference Referring to the upcoming controversial film 'Nanak Shah Fakir', he said that their group has a clear and unambiguous policy and we openly challenge those who are working on taking the entire community down through their blasphemous acts. The lack of action oriented programmes by Sikh religious bodies like SGPC and DSGMC wa most unfortunate. Wnewshile talking with media party leader Kanwar Pal Singh said since the last three weeks they have been urging, appealing and requesting the Jathedar Akal Takhat, SGPC, Censor Board, the Union as well as state governments to see the reason and ban the movie Nanak Shah Fakir but all have failed us. Since all are unrelenting to respect the Sikh sensitivities, we have been left with no choice but to fight against this new onslaughts. At the conclusion of the conference, a march was organized that culminated at Takht Kesgarh Sahib by performing an Ardas. Hundreds of boys and girls carrying Kesri flags, placards and banners were wearing T-shirts on which it was written 'defender of the faith'. They chanted slogans against the upcoming movie and its producer. Paramjit Singh Gazi, Harsimran Singh, youth leader Prabhjot Singh and Paramjit Singh Tanda also spoke on the occasion.
  20. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Uttarakhand: The state police today (13th April 2015) detained Gurcharan Singh Babbar with around fifty other persons at Ponda Sahib in Uttarakhand, while they were on their way to the site of Gurdwara Gian Godri Sahib in Haridwar. Sikh jatha was reportedly heading for the site Gurdwara Gian Godari Sahib to free it from those who have illegally encroached upon the Gurdwara. Detainees were reportedly taken to a guest house by the police. It is notable that Gurdwara Gyan Godri was a historic Sikh shrine at Haridwara that marked the memory of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji’s visit to the place and signified the rejection of superstitious rituals by Guru Sahib. The Gurdwara Sahib was destroyed during November 1984 genocidal violence against the Sikhs. How did the police know what was going on? Onging covert state action against Sikhs is very obvious.
  21. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Punjab Shiv Sena leader Harvinder Soni has been shot and seriously injured by someone at Fish park, Gurdaspur on Sunday 12th April 2015. Harvinder Soni, who was on a morning walk at Fish Park along with his security personnel, was allegedly shot at by an assailant, Gurdaspur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh said. Shiv Sena leader Harvinder Soni was rushed in a critical condition to a nearby hospital, from where he was referred to a hospital in Amritsar. Soni was fired upon by the assailant from a close range as he was walking. His bodyguard was standing at a distance when the attack took place. Assailant Kashmira Singh was arrested and was being questioned. Hospital sources said the condition of Soni was serious and he had been operated upon to take out the bullet from his body. Police have registered a case in this connection and further investigations were on. The Shiv Sena leader was believed to be a key instigator of the violence in Gurdaspur in March 2012 which led to Police killing Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh. It is notable that Sikh sangat were holding a peaceful protest in Gurdaspur on March 29, 2012 demanding police action against Harminder Soni and other Shiv Sena activists for beating up Sikh youth and removing their turbans. But instead of taking action against Shiv Sena leaders the police had opened fire on peaceful assembly of Sikh youth. A young Sikh student Jaspal Singh of village Chaur Sidhwan was killed in police firing while another Sikh youth Ranjit Singh was seriously injured.
  22. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Sikh History under attack from Hinduvta group in California Sikh history is under attack in California. According to public documents released by the California Department of Education, non-Sikh advocacy organizations are proposing to rewrite Sikh history in the California state curriculum standards. “As a part of our campaign in California to ensure that our history is preserved, we are calling on every Sikh in the United States to join us by signing this petition. There is strength in numbers and our goal is to demonstrate that Sikh Americans feel strongly about preserving and protecting our history. What happens in California sets a precedent for the rest of the nation”, says the Sikh Coalition. Two organizations — the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and a group calling itself California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials (CAPEEM) — are proposing to deny that Sikhism is opposed to idol worship and the caste system. Incredibly, they have even attempted to rewrite the history of Guru Nanak, denying that the founder of the Sikh religion “challenged the authority of the Brahmin and the power of the Mughal empire.” Both organizations are also attempting to diminish the unique contributions of Sikhs to California’s history. Instead of lobbying for expanded coverage of specific immigrant groups, these organizations are proposing to erase references to Sikhs and replace them with the generic catchphrase, “South Asian.” The Sikh Coalition said: “through a combination of education and advocacy, we will continue to resist these efforts to distort Sikh history. But we need your help. We urge Sikhs throughout the United States to join the campaign by signing and sharing our petition to California policymakers. We must ensure that Sikhs are recognized as a distinct and independent community — one that respects others but also defends the right to define itself”. Click Here to Sign a Petition to the California Dept. of Education - http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1607/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11132
  23. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Visa Denial to Red Carpet for Narendra Modi - A downward shift in Canadian policy and ethics The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, played a decisive role to teach a lesson to the greater Muslim community during the anti Muslim riots in Gujrat in 2002. At that time a senior member of the Gujrat Intelligence Bureau Mr. Sanjiv Bhatt filed an affidavit that CM Modi told all authorities to allow the Hindu community to vent out their anger at the Muslim population. This all took place in a high profile security meeting. “A senior police officer's sworn statement to India's Supreme Court alleges that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi deliberately allowed anti-Muslim riots in the state” - BBC. This was one of the reasons that the Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act denied an entry visa to then Chief Minister of Gujrat Narendra Modi. So did the United States of America. Narendra Modi served in senior leadership of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as he was part of the Sangh Privar (family) before entering politics. When Modi was elected Prime Minister of India, his crimes were wiped off. Ironically, the United States of America jumped first in queue to congratulate him and invite him to USA for a state visit. Niti Central, a liberal perspective of news wrote in August 2013 “Earlier this week, on July 30, news came in about a report by the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) which stated that the Gujarat Government had ‘prima facie’ discriminated against the 500-member Sikh community in Kutch. A Hindustan Times report quoted NCM member Ajaib Singh, a Sikh, as stating in his report that “Modi, who has the habit of terrorising the minorities in Gujarat, was in this case victimising the Sikh farmers.” Despite, his atrocious past, the Canadian Government has invited PM Narendra Modi on a state visit, and facilitated his social invasion of religious place i.e. Gurdwaras and Mandirs to accommodate Modi. This is a question that Canadians don`t ask today, the history will ask our Government in days to come that the intolerant Hindutava Movement was promoted by the Canadian Government. Hindutva is perceived by intellectuals as a threat to the stability of India due to their increasing influence and their religious fanaticism. The Government of Canada shall never trade human values with dollar values. There is no harm to stay the course with your values oppose to deal with oppressor, make money yet be flexible on human rights principles. Politics or Economy does not make Canada the best country in the World, our track record as a Human Rights defender has. How will the state visit of a known Human Rights violator fit in fabric of Canadian values? This is a question that begs an answer.
  24. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Giani Jaswinder Singh, a ‘granthi’ of Sri Harmandir Sahib, on Thursday resigned after the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) sought his resignation. The decision to seek the granthi’s resignation was taken by the SGPC executive at a recent meeting held in Chandigarh and it was conveyed to him on Thursday, who subsequently put in his papers. The decision to seek the granthi’s resignation was taken after he was “found absent from his duty” on the morning of April 5. His duty involved carrying to the Guru Granth Sahib on the ‘palki sahib’ from the Akal Takht to the sanctum sanctorum for the ‘parkash’ of the scripture, which takes place at 4.30am daily. His duty also involved doing ‘parkash’ of the scripture, and then taking the ‘vaak’ (order of the day). As per tradition, the duty, which is a daily affair, is assigned to a senior granthi of the sanctum sanctorum. However, Jaswinder Singh “did not turn up” at 4.30am on April 5, following which a SGPC official rang him up and informed him of his duty as per the rooster, however, “he still failed to turn up on the grounds that it was not his turn”. “Despite it being a serious offence, considering the importance of the duty, the SGPC still decided to go soft on the granthi and sought his resignation instead of suspending him or terminating his services,” said SGPC officials. “This is not the first time that Jaswinder Singh was hauled up for reasons connected with his duties. Last year too, he was demoted from ‘head granthi’ to granthi after he skipped some portions of the ‘rehras’ (evening prayer), while reciting the prayer at the sanctum sanctorum,” they added.
  25. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ॥ Khalsa Ji, Dhanvaad (Thank you). We hope to make more available in the future.
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