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  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-63520939
  2. Jallianwala Bagh. 13 April 1919. Twenty-two-year-old Nanak Singh joins the mass of peaceful protestors agitating against the Rowlatt Act. What then turns out to be one of the worst atrocities perpetrated by the British Raj, and a turning point in India s independence movement, also becomes a life-changing experience for Nanak Singh, who survives the massacre, unconscious and unnoticed among the hundreds of corpses. After going through the traumatic experience, Nanak Singh proceeds to write Khooni Vaisakhi, a long poem in Punjabi. The poem was a scathing critique of the British Raj and was banned soon after its publication in May 1920. After sixty long years, it was rediscovered and has been translated into English for the first time by the author s grandson, Navdeep Suri. Featuring the poem in translation and in original, this bilingual book is accompanied by essays from Navdeep Suri, Punjabi literature scholar H.S. Bhatia and BBC correspondent Justin Rowlatt. Khooni Vaisakhi is not only a poignant piece of protest literature but also a historical artefact and a resurrected witness to how Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims came together to stand up to colonization and oppression in one of India s https://www.amazon.co.uk/Khooni-Vaisakhi-Jallianwala-Massacre-Plans/dp/9353029384
  3. I clicked these pics is December 2021. Found this right on the side of the main inner entrance at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. Seems to be a picture of a Yogi. Looks totally out of place and suspicious. Would be grateful if anybody who knows the "why", "how", and "when" of this, could share their knowledge. Thanks!
  4. Seen this on Akaal Channel just now, passengers outraged, feel they are being scammed by the Airport https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/covid-cases-in-india-125-passengers-of-italy-amritsar-flight-test-positive-on-arrival-2692408 125 Passengers Of Chartered Flight From Italy Test Positive In Amritsar India today reported over 90,000 new cases -- a steep 65 per cent jump - with a surge in Omicron cases. All IndiaReported by Mohammed GhazaliUpdated: January 06, 2022 4:34 pm IST New Delhi: As many as 125 passengers of a flight from Italy tested positive after landing in Punjab's Amritsar this afternoon. There were 179 passengers, including 19 children, on the chartered flight from Milan that arrived in Amritsar around 1.30 pm. The flight made a technical halt at Tbilisi (Georgia), according to officials. It was reportedly operated by EuroAtlantic Airways, a Portuguese company. All adult passengers were tested on arrival as Italy is one of the high risk countries for Omicron, according to the Union Health Ministry. The country today reported over 90,000 new cases -- a steep 65 per cent jump - with a surge in Omicron cases. Punjab has reported two Omicron cases so far. Chaotic visuals from the Amritsar airport showed a large number of passengers waiting to leave and policemen trying to control the crowd. Many of the passengers questioned why they tested positive after Covid negative results in Italy. The passengers who are Covid positive will be sent to institutional quarantine. There has been a huge spurt in Covid cases across the country.
  5. Are there any remaining smaller makers of Kirpan, Kara, etc we could be supporting directly? Any small Amritsar smiths ship abroad?
  6. Singh Sahib Giani Sukhjinder Singh passes away
  7. (Request, please leave in general section) SikhVibes.com A Sikh Multimedia Website with thousands of rare Audio recordings, Videos and Katha from Worldwide. We have recently redesigned our layout with links to the following: Gallery section - connected to our Instagram account. Videos section - connected to Youtube! Events section - updated of local Toronto area programs. Visit our website daily for updates! www.SikhVibes.com FACEBOOK || INSTAGRAM || YOUTUBE || TWITTER
  8. http://dailysikhupdates.com/british-empires-grand-plan-steal-jewels-sri-darbar-sahib/?fbclid=IwAR1l5i3Q5NXdZp7IFWMOYO_cJfDT8ur5JvULCfQhGmXfyJZUtmDqrKOaU2E DSU British Empire’s Grand Plan to Steal Jewels of Sri Darbar Sahib Posted byDaily Sikh Updates January 29, 2019 Leave a comment on British Empire’s Grand Plan to Steal Jewels of Sri Darbar Sahib A prestigious Toshakhana of Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar Toshakhana or tosha khana, from Persian (tosha = food or provisions for journey or food articles in general + khana = house or storage room) means, in Punjabi, a treasury or secured storehouse for valuables. It is now generally used for the storehouse in the Darbar Sahib complex at Amritsar where costly items presented as offerings to the Harimandar Sahib, the Akal Takht and the shrine of Baba Atal which have accumulated over the centuries (mostly during Sikh rule over the Punjab) are kept under tight security. They are taken out for jalau (display) in the shrines on special occasions such as major festivals or anniversaries. They mostly comprise gold and silver ornaments such as chhabbas (domelike pendants), seharas (fringes of pearls and gems), chhatars (umbrellas), jha.la.rs (bejewelled frills) and other invaluable items, such as the door leaves of the Harimandar lined with gold sheets and valuable rumalas (scarves or wrappings for Guru Granth Sahib) are also stored in the Toshakhana. Two particularly rare items kept in the toshakhana are a richly bejewelled canopy, a present from the Nizam of Hyderabad to Maharaja Ranjit Singh who reportedly considering it too lavish a gift, sent it to the Harimandar Sahib and a chandan da chaur (flywhisk) made of sandalwood fibres which took years for Haji Muhammad Maskin, a Muslim craftsman to prepare. He had made two similar whisks, one of which he had presented at the Holy Ka’aba at Mecca, and was in search of a holy place in India deserving of his offering. Guided by Bhai Hira Singh Ragi, a wellknown exponent of gurmat kirtan (singing of sacred hymns of Guru Granth Sahib), he offered the second whisk at the Harimandar on 31 December 1925. The Toshakhana is located on the first floor of the Darshani Deorhi, the gateway to the Harimandar, where it is guarded by employees of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. The contents were properly accounted for and the records kept by the secretary of the local managing committee until 1945, when the local committee was disbanded and the administration of the Darbar Sahib complex was put under the direct control of the Shiromani Committee. It was the confiscation of the keys of this treasury by the British administration on 7 November 1921 that resulted in the events known as the keys agitation, the first direct confrontation between the government and the Akalis during the Gurdwara Reform movement. It ended in the restitution of the Golden Temple keys to the shrine authority on 5 January 1922. When under mounting pressure the British government finally caved, the Sikhs were asked to send representatives to pick up the keys. The Sikhs, however, refused to do this, so a government official came to the Darbar Sahib complex and surrendered the keys wrapped in a red piece of cloth to Baba Kharak Singh, then president of the Shiromani Committee. The Morcha Chabian The Morcha Chabian, a campaign for the recovery of the keys of the Sri Harmandir Sahib treasury, marked a dramatic episode in the Sikh agitations in the early 1920s, to reform the management of their places of worship. For instance, Sri Harmandir Sahib had been managed by a government nominated sarbrdh (controller) since 1849. The Golden Temple came under Akali control in October 1920, but the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee nominated the old sarbrdh, Sundar Singh Ramgarhia, as a member of the new committee and appointed him to continue to administer the affairs of the Golden Temple. Even though the sarbrdh now functioned under the directions of the Committee, but, since he still retained possession of the keys of the Toshakhana (treasury) of the Golden Temple, some of the Akali reformers felt that governmental control, however nominal, still remained. In response to their complaints, on 20 October 1921, the Shiromani Committee resolved to ask Sundar Singh to hand over the keys to its president, but before they could implement the decision, news of the decision reached the deputy commissioner of Amritsar who forestalled the Akalis. On 7 November 1921, the extra assistant commissioner Amar Nath, raided the house of Sundar Singh Ramgarhia with a police party and took away the keys. On 11 November, the government attempted to replace Sundar Singh with their own appointee Captain Bahadur Singh, in effect overriding the choice of the SGPC. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee refused to recognize the new sarbrdh. On 12 November 1921 a protest meeting was convened in Bagh Akaliari at Amritsar which was addressed by Baba Kharak Singh and other Akali leaders. Akali meetings took place at Gujrariwala, Gujjar Khan and other places. Captain Bahadur Singh resigned, but the government remained adamant. Dan Singh of Vachhoa and Jaswant Singh of Jhabal, two prominent Akalis, were arrested at a divan at Ajnala on 26 November 1921. Learning of the arrests the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, in the middle of a session at the Akal Takht at Amritsar, adjourned its meeting. Soon over 50 of its members reached Ajnala to continue the divan. The district authority declared the divan to be an “illegal assembly” and arrested all the prominent Akalis, including Baba Kharak Singh, Sardar Bahadur Mehtab Singh and Master Sundar Singh Lyallpuri. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on 27 November condemned the official action and called upon Sikhs to observe 4 December as a protest day. Sikhs were further asked not to join any function in honour of the Prince of Wales, who was expected to visit India early in 1922. Arrests continued to be made and soon Master Tara Singh and Amar Singh Jhabal were among those held. Failing to control the Sikh protests and foreseeing how it might affect Sikh soldiers and the peasantry, the government announced on 3 January 1922 its decision to return the keys to the Shiromani Committee so that Poh sudi 7/5 January 1922 could be celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, but the Committee refused to accept the keys until all the Sikhs arrested during the movement were released unconditionally. In the Punjab Legislative Council of 11 January 1922, Sir John Maynard, the Home Member announced the release of all Sikhs under detention. However, the Akalis refused to go and fetch the keys from the deputy commissioner. A government official was eventually sent to deliver the keys wrapped in a piece of red silk to Baba Kharak Singh, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, at a divan (19 January 1922) at the Akal Takht. The Akalis’ victory was hailed throughout the country. Mahatma Gandhi sent a message of congratulation to the Akalis saying, the “First decisive battle for India’s freedom” had been won. References 1. Ganda Singh, ed., Some Confidential Papers of the Akali Movement. Amritsar, 1965 2. Mohinder Singh, The Akali Movement. Delhi, 1983 3. Teja Singh, Gurdwara Reform and the Sikh Awakening. Jalandhar, 1922 4. The Civil and Military Gazette (Lahore). December 1921 5. Josh, Sohan Singh, Akali Morchian da Itihas. Delhi, 1972 6. Pratap Singh, Giani, Gurdwara Sudhar arthat Akali Lahir. Amritsar, 1975 7. Ashok, Shamsher Singh, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee da Panjah Said Itihas. Amritsar, 1982
  9. Was just watching a BOS video and bhai Jagraj Singh briefly narrated the story of how Sikhs during the time of Guru Arjan Dev Ji were digging at Amrtisar and as they kept on digging they discovered a meditating yogi underground. The Sikhs woke him up from his samadhi and he asked them if this is the age of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Sikhs said yes its the age of Guru Nanak Dev ji but Guru Ji has left and that Guru Ram Das Ji is here now. The yogi then took amrit from Guru Ram Das ji and passed away, got mukti. So the yogi had been meditating on Waheguru ji and waiting for Guru Nanak Dev Ji for 1000s of years and when he took amrit from Guru sahib he got mukti and left his body. This is the first time i heard this sakhi It is a beautiful sakhi anyone know more about it? I read how when Baba Deep Singh Ji met Guru Gobind Singh Ji someone from sangat said something like how young Baba ji is, Guru Gobind Singh ji then said that Baba Deep Singh Ji is not young and that he is 1000s and 1000s of years old and has been gone through life after life searching for him and that he has finally met him.
  10. Some singhs "vandalized" the giddha bhangra statues at the amritsar heritage street leading to jallianwala Bagh and harmandir sahib. Those statues shouldn't be there in the first place. Every time I been there the statues really annoyed me and looked very out of place. They have a huge statue of maharaja ranjit singh which is fine. Its further down anyway. Sadly from what iv read the singhs have been arrested.
  11. The issue of images of buddhist deities and logos appearing on the walls of Gurdwara Patthar sahib , Leh hadn't cooled down yet, and a new , far more dangerous propaganda seem to be brewing again. This time its directed at the very religio-political nucleus of Sikhism, Sri Harmandar sahib, Amritsar. These look like images of hindu/buddhist deities . To blend in Harmandar sahib artwork , some images have 'satnam' written on them. Interesting point is SGPC chose to put this crrapp instead of repainting the old worn-out artwork. What a shame ! Sikhs are being taken for a ride like anything. The idea of the enemy is to sow seeds of non-sikh elements today that will serve as seeds for claiming Harmandar sahib at a point in future , as is the ultimate agenda of certain elements you know, I need not mention their names. To claim Harmandar sahib as a hindu temple and thereby destroy Sikhi forever. Future generations of Sikh will be psychologically forced to respect these new paintings since they're not part of harmandar sahib and thereby erasing or destroying them would be tantamount to desecrating harmandar sahib. But new generations of sikhs can also easily be lied to believe these paintings of deities were ALWAYS THERE , and thus sikhs were always hindu anyways . source : https://www.sikh24.com/2016/10/17/sgpc-remains-silent-over-questionable-artwork-at-sri-harmandir-sahib/#.XM0xjugzbIU PS : Just want to add to you, the Mahabodhi temple complex , one of the most sacred and historical places in Bihar , related directly to buddha is not being given to Buddhist community for maintenance despite their repeated requests and is being governed by hindu mahants. It should also not be forgotten Buddhism was driven forcefully out of india where it grew abundantly , but in its home country india it is regarded as a sect of hinduism. The idea of forces inimical to Sikhism could be to first convert harmandar sahib into a buddhist complex , hand it over to buddhist and then gradually the people pulling the strings secretly from the dark appear and actually claim it from the buddhists , as they have in the past
  12. Amritsar is now a major tourist attraction with 30,000 foreign visitors in 2017. The city has been beautifully renovated. The Amritsar Airport handles 150 flights per week.
  13. Can sangat please suggest hotels or nivas asthans near sri darbar sahib. They have to be a decent standard and no more than half an hour walk. I have heard about nishkam jatha niwas but when i phoned nobody picked up. Failing nivas, even hotels which are not too far would be great. I have stayed in hyatt before but as it is on gt road you always need to travel by car to reach darbar sahib. Id prefer a hotel i can get a motor rickshaw from or walk from. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  14. As if shiv sena punjab cant get any more laughable, then these muppets appear trying to provoke Sikhs.
  15. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/cabbies-car-boot-painting-sells-for-90-000/ This painting apparently purchased for £40 by a Sikhi cabbie at a car boot sale has sold for £92k
  16. WJKK WJKF ji I'm planning on visiting amritsar this summer, wondering if anyone has crossed the border by foot or bus/coach into lahore? I'd like to go for a couple days and then cross back over into amritsar. As a british national, should i apply for a PK visa whilst i'm here in uk, or india or is there a visa on arrival in pk? Once i've got my pk visa, whats the process? Any advise from those who have crossed the border would be appreciated. Thank you :)
  17. MR JASSI SINGH LOST HIS DAUGHTER IN AMRITSAR FROM YESTERDAY 6.00 P.M. (EVENING) PLEASE SHARE. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1721636124733091&id=100006601599293&set=a.1700917463471624.1073741837.100006601599293
  18. News Alert: Gatka students attacked on Amritsar Gurdwara premises. Two held for hurting religious sentiments Amritsar: The city police have booked two people for entering a Gurdwara, located in the Cheel Mandi area, and assaulting several children, who were practising Gatka on Gurdwara premises. The police authorities said following the initial probe and medical examination of the suspects it was found that the accused were not drunk as claimed in the police complaint by Inderjit Singh of the Cheel Mandi area. Among those booked include Honey and his brother Money, both residents of the Cheel Mandi area. While Honey was arrested by the police, Money was still at large, said Randhir Singh, additional SHO of the Kotwali police. A case under Sections 452, 323, 295-A and 34, IPC, was registered against the duo. Inderjit had claimed that the accused were in inebriated condition and they were stopped from entering the Gurdwara complex. He stated to the police that a group of children were practising Gatka when the accused entered the Gurdwara. He alleged when children objected to it, the accused threw empty soda bottles at them, besides attacking them with iron rods. Sacrilege of the children's Dastars occurred during the incident. Randhir Money escaped to Himachal Pradesh. He said police teams had been sent to arrest him. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153105612157791&substory_index=0&id=240716567790
  19. Sikh Channel ਤਾਜ਼ਾ ਖ਼ਬਰ: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ - ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਨੇ ਗੁਰਮਤਾ ਕਰ ਕੇ SGPC ਨੂੰ ਆਦੇਸ਼ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਕਿ ਪੰਜੇ ਜਥੇਦਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ੳੁਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਅਹੁਦਿਅਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਹਟਾ ਕੇ, ੳੁਹਨਾਂ ਦੀਅਾਂ ਹੋਰ ਵੀ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ ਬੰਦ ਕੀਤੀਅਾਂ ਜਾਣ। ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਨੇ ਜਥੇਦਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ 90 ਮਿੰਟ ਦੇ ਕਰੀਬ ੳੁਡੀਕ ਕੀਤੀ ਪਰ ੳੁਹ ਨਹੀਂ ਅਾੲੇ। https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153090312222791&substory_index=0&id=240716567790
  20. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3278071/Migrant-worker-strung-hands-feet-beaten-death-India-workers-look-nothing.html Migrant worker dies in India after being strung up by his hands and feet and beaten for 34 MINUTES by his boss while other workers filmed on mobiles... but did nothing Shocking video purports to show a migrant worker being beaten to death Filmed in northern India, he is seen hanging chained by his legs and arms A group of men stand around him, while one strikes him with a bat Police have confirmed they are investigating, and have identified suspects By Corey Charlton for MailOnline Published: 15:38, 18 October 2015 | Updated: 18:29, 18 October 2015 59 shares 6 View comments A shocking video has surfaced of a migrant worker being beaten to death in India following allegations of workplace theft. The film purports to show migrant worker Ram Singh held captive and hanging chained by his hands and feet after he was accused of stealing. While most the people seen in the video stand by doing nothing, one man, armed with a bat, repeatedly strikes him while he cries out in pain. +3 The video purports to show Ram Singh being held captive during an in ordeal that ended in his death The unedited version of the video, filmed in the city of Amritsar and which lasts for 34 minutes, is too distressing to publish. It is not clear who filmed the brutal assault, but it was alleged to have been a punishment inflicted by an employer following an allegation of workplace theft. Share The country's north is home to a large population of migrant workers, where human rights abuses are often reported among workers. The Times of India reported the video was filmed in the factory where Ram Singh worked. His wife explained there was a theft at the factory and her husband was blamed, with a group of men turning up at the couple's home to threaten him. She said: 'On Thursday, a few people came to our house in Khankot village in a car and forcibly took away my husband. 'They beat him mercilessly and threw him on [the] road. Later his body was recovered.' Her account of the events matched that given by a nearby resident, who also described seeing him being bundled into a car. India Times reported bystanders can also be heard hurling abuse at him in Punjabi. A spokesperson at the nearby police office confirmed it had opened a case report against three people, who had not yet been found. The incident occurred at a factory in the city of Amritsar, northern India, which is famed for its Golden Temple (pictured) Read more:Hung upside down, migrant labourer mercilessly beaten to death - The Times of India Migrant Labourer Hung Upside Down And Beaten To Death In Punjab Factory, Video Of Murder Goes Viral
  21. ‪Pics‬ of Inauguration of New Toilet Complex at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) Complex. Surprisingly, these are not some PVR or some five star hotel's washrooms but toilet block in your own Harmandir Sahib. https://www.facebook.com/BaruSahibHP/posts/943479792361864
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