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Sikhism now an official religion in Austria TNN | Dec 28, 2020, 07.20 PM IST AMRITSAR: Sikhs of Austria will now be able to use Singh and Kaur after their forename, mention Sikhism as their religion, and register themselves as Sikhs after the Sikh religion was officially registered by the Austrian government. While talking to TOI over the phone from Vienna on Monday, Jatinder Singh Bajwa, secretary Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji Parkash, 22nd District, Vienna, said now the Sikhs and their children would be able to use Singh and Kaur after thei
Does anyone on here know anything about sikhs in Austria. My mum recently came back from India and discovered these photographs of my nanis father as a young man, so my great grandad and also another photo of him as a 6 year boy with his father who is my great great grandad! The photos were taken in austria. These photos are amazing they were really handsome men and looked like gentlemen really well dressed. The photo with my great grandad as a young man he is wearing uniform, he was in the army in Austria that's something that my nani always used to tell us that her father was in the a
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44410597 Austria has said it will close down seven mosques and expel imams who it says are funded by foreign countries. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the move was a crackdown on political Islam. Some mosques are suspected of having links to Turkish nationalists. In April images emerged showing children in Turkish army uniforms re-enacting the World War One Battle of Gallipoli. The Turkish president's office called Austria's move "Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory". Austria to cut benefits for immigrants Austrian fa
On 22 January, the Austrian jail authority, accompanied by sniffer dogs, raided the belongings of five Sikhs while they were away from their cells. They showed great disregard for the sacred gutka's (prayer books) and other religious literature. All their belongings were left in a real state of disarray. You may recall that Hardeep Singh, Tarsem Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspal Singh and Surjit Singh all received 17 year prison sentences in 2009, for the murder of Ramanand in Vienna. Ramanand, a controversial figure, disrespected the Guru Granth Sahib and committed 'beadbi' of the saroop. Hard