My cousin who is in his mid 40s was telling me that back when he was younger Sikh parents really frowned upon their kids having love marriages even if it was with some from the same religion and caste love marriages were still frowned upon, and most parents wouldn't allow love marriages, but look at it now! parents themselves are telling their kids to find someone themselves. Love marriages have become the norm. God knows what the teenagers are getting up to! During english katha at the gurdwara one of the Singhs said every 10 years there is a big cultural change in our community, i now can see what he meant!
Sikh pilgrims in deadly Pakistan train crash
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Image captionThe van was taking Sikhs from a pilgrimage site back home to Peshawar
At least 19 people have been killed after a train hit a van carrying Sikh pilgrims in north-eastern Pakistan.
The crash, involving a Karachi-Lahore express train, happened on a level crossing near Sheikhupura, in Punjab province, police said.
All the dead are said to be from one family, and were on their way home from Nankana, one of the Sikh religion's main sites. Eight others were hurt.
It comes after a string of recent fatal accidents on Pakistan's railways.
More than 70 people died when a Karachi-Rawalpindi train caught fire during its journey in November last year.
It was just one of more than 100 railway-related incidents in the country last year.
Officials said the driver of the van in Friday's accident had tried to take a short cut to avoid the crossing, where the gates were closed. Initial reports suggested the crossing had no barrier.
Sheikhupura police told Dawn newspaper that there were 25-26 people travelling in the van, adding that women and children were among the casualties.