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Flying While Sikh: Why Racial Profiling Matters 9 Dec 2013 | 1:08 am
While I am excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, I am not excited about the process of getting there. None of us enjoy going through airport security, and this is especially true during the busiest travel week of the year: removing our shoes, removing personal items from our pockets, only to stand in a glass tube and lift up our arms in front of a stranger. All of this is further exacerbated by our eagerness to reach our loved ones as quickly as possible, especially during the holidays.
That being said, I think it’s fair to say that my experiences...
Wordsworth of Punjabi literature 9 Dec 2013 | 1:05 am
Ludhiana, Punjab: The birth anniversary of Punjabi poet Bhai Veer Singh was celebrated in the city today. A programme was organised at Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle to commemorate the occasion.
Prof Baljinder Pal Singh from the language and literature wing of the organisation said, “The poet is considered Wordsworth of Punjabi literature.”
“He has written on world peace and communal harmony, need for saving time and interpretation of Gurbani,” he said. There is a need to promote such rich and lively literature to curtail songs and literature of violence and vulgarity prevalent these days. Young writers, including school and college students, were...
SAD(A) to hold rally close to Modi’s in Jagraon 9 Dec 2013 | 12:54 am
Moga, Punjab: To counter Narendra Modi’s “anti-minorities policies”, Shrimoni Akali Dal (Amritsar) will hold a rally at Mullanpur close to the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate’s rally in Jagraon on December 21.
The party has invited Sikh organisations, high priests, senior leaders of Christian and Muslim communities and farmers organisations to attend the rally “so that people could know of Modi’s anti-minorities policies”, its leader and former MP Simranjit Singh Mann said. Modi’s rally at Jagraon is being organised by the BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal. “The Prime Ministerial candidate must of secular thinking,” Mann said during a press...
Clear stand on Amb Sahib protest, Jathedar told 8 Dec 2013 | 4:58 pm
Mohali, Punjab: Upset over Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh’s statement that hunger strikes and indefinite fast were against Sikh principles, the management committee of ‘Bandi Sikh Rehai Lehar’ (campaign to release Sikh prisoners) today asked the Jathedar to clear his stand on the issue.
Members of various Sikh bodies have been supporting the protest at Gurdwara Amb Sahib here to seek the release of community members languishing in various prisons despite completion of their jail terms in terrorism-related cases.
Harpal Singh Cheema, acting president of SAD (Panj Pardhani), said: “We doubt whether the Jathedar can give such a statement. But in case...
US Sikh body files amended plea against Sonia Gandhi 8 Dec 2013 | 3:53 pm
New York, USA: The Sikhs for Justice has filed an amended class action complaint against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accusing her of protecting party leaders allegedly involved in the November 1984 Sikh violence.
The complaint filed on Wednesday states that the US court has jurisdiction over the case under US law.
The complaint alleges that her “acts and omissions were deliberate, willful, intentional, wanton and malicious and should be punished by an award of compensatory and punitive damages.”
Sonia has till December 11 to inform the US Court whether she intended to answer the human rights violation allegations or move to dismiss, according to SFJ...
Complaint Against Sonia In US Court for Protecting Perpetrators of 1984 Sikh Genocide 8 Dec 2013 | 3:52 pm
Jalandhar, Punjab: An amended class action complaint was filed in US federal court against Congress President Sonia Gandhi – for which she appeared though her counsel – for allegedly shielding, protecting and rewarding the perpetrators of the anti-Sikhs riots in November 1984, on Wednesday by the rights group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) along with victims of the massacre.
Alleging that since Sonia Gandhi is liable for protecting and shielding those who committed the 1984 Sikh genocide, the complaint claims that federal court in US has jurisdiction over the case based on Alien Tort Statute, 28 USC 1350; the Torture Victim Protection Act...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 11 December, 2013
Deep within my inner being, is the longing to meet my Beloved; how can I find the Perfect Guru? Even though a baby may play hundreds of games, he cannot survive without milk. The hunger deep within me is not satisfied, O my friend, even though I am served hundreds of dishes. My mind and body are filled with love for my Beloved; how can my mind be comforted, without the Blessed Vision of His Darshan? || 1 || Listen, O my dear friends and Siblings of Destiny lead me to my True Friend, the Giver of peace. He knows all the troubles of my soul; every day, he tells me stories of the Lord. I cannot survive without Him, even for an instant. I cry out for Him, as the song-bird cries for water. Which of Your Excellent Virtues should I contemplate? You save even worthless beings like me. || 2 || I have become sad and depressed, longing for my Husband Lord, O my friend; when will I see my Husband with my eyes? I have forgotten how to enjoy all pleasures; without my Husband Lord, they are of no use at all. These clothes do not bring my body any pleasure; I cannot dress myself. I bow to those friends of mine, who have enjoyed their Beloved Husband Lord. || 3 || I have adorned myself with all sorts of decorations, O my friend, but without my Husband Lord, they are of no use at all. When my Husband does not care for me, O my friend, then my youth passes away, totally useless. Blessed, blessed are the happy soul-brides, O my friend, who are immersed in their Husband Lord. I am a sacrifice to those happy soul-brides, O my friend; I wash their feet forever. || 4 || As long as I suffered from duality and doubt, O my friend, I thought that God was far away. But when I met the Perfect True Guru, O my friend, then all my hopes and desires were fulfilled. I have obtained all pleasures and comforts, O my friend; my Husband Lord is all-pervading everywhere. Servant Nanak enjoys the Lords Love, O my friend; I fall at the feet of the Guru, the True Guru. || 5 || 1 || 9 ||