Minorities Rights Day is observed every year on 18th December in India, with the aim that the normal individual rights as applied to members of a class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic or gender and sexual minorities are also accorded to minority groups in the country. The objective of the day is to remind about the ..
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This year on 19 November marks the 102nd birth anniversary of Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi. Popularly known as ‘Iron lady’ of India was born on 19 November 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. She was elected in power 1966 and served as the first and only woman prime minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again ..
In a unique gesture to mark 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, National carrier Air India has depicted Sikh religious symbol ‘Ik Onkar’ on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft . The aircraft will fly on October 31 from Amritsar to London. Ek Onkar, which means “God is One”, is the ..
The Union Ministry of Home has recently banned a US-based secessionist group – Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for advocating secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India. The group was advocating an online campaign for Khalistan “Sikh Referendum 2020” to establish an independent and sovereign country in Punjab. a separate land for the Sikhs. Its founder Avtar ..
Prof. Kirpal Singh (95), the renowned Sikh historian and chronicler, has passed away in Chandigarh on May 7, 2019. He was the first chronicler of India’s partition. The historian had retired as professor and head of the department of Punjab Historical Studies in Punjabi University, Patiala. Before joining Punjabi University, he was lecturer at the ..
An Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa has been conferred with the prestigious 2019 Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities to change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community. In 2007, Khalsa was refused access to board an aeroplane because of his turban. Thereafter Khalsa mobilised more than ..
The 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh has recently celebrated as Prakash Utsav with religious fervour and gaiety in various parts of the country. The main function is organised at Takhat Sri Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara, Patna Sahib, where thousands of pilgrims across the globe are offering prayers. Born at Patna Sahib in Bihar on ..
The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan
On January 8, the Lok Sabha has passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It will pave way for the religious minorities –the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis — from these countries to get Indian citizenship. According to Union Home ..