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  1. Democracy can't be replaced by religious dictatorship: Scientist who returned Padma Bhushan award in protest at 'intolerance' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34664597 One of India's top scientists has said he will return a prestigious government award to protest against the "growing intolerance in the country". PM Bhargava said he would meet the home secretary and return the Padma Bhushan he was awarded in 1986........... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34664597
  2. Guru Hargobind Sahib decreed long ago that the highest temporal authority for his Sikhs was to be Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib. Later, his grandson Sri Guru Gobind Singh proclaimed that the ascendancy of the Panth was second only to that of Guru Granth Sahib. Did Maharaja Ranjit Singh violate the democratic spirit of our Gurus' injunctions when he established himself as an absolute monarch and a temporal power to rival Sri Akaal Takhat, the representative body of the Panth? It bears mentioning that in spite of his being emperor of Sarkar-Khalsa, the Maharaja often deferred to the judgement of Akal
  3. Please see below on how Halal meat in a democracy has been sneaked through the back door from a major British supermarket:- Thank you for your response to my colleague XXXX email. I am sorry to hear that you feel our reply cannot be trusted. Please allow me to assure you that like all other major UK supermarkets, we source from suppliers who serve Muslim as well as non-Muslim customers. Some of these suppliers process all their meat to Halal standards. For example, all our New Zealand lamb meets Halal standards. In these cases, all of our processes still meet the same stringent animal welf
  4. What do you guys think? It is very thought provoking isn't it? Res Publica. The rise and fall of the Sikh misls and the present day decay of Democracy. Often a commonwealth and/or a republic is built on the basis of the common good. The parameters which define this are however debatable and often victim to constant change. History is replete with examples of how the common good soon mutates into manifestations of corruption and avarice through the imperfectness of man. One such example is found in the rise and fall of the Sikh misls. A series of twelve confederacies (misls) which divided
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