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Australia: Sikhs have reported an increase in abuse in Australia from people mistaking them for hardline Muslims in the aftermath of the recent terror raids and the shooting of a known extremist.

Community leaders from around the country have reported rising tensions – and now Sikhs, who wear turbans and long beards, say they have been targeted.

Harjit Singh from the Australian Sikh Hertiage Association has experienced the rise of verbal abuse towards Sikhs and urges Australian’s to educate themselves on their heritage in Australia.

‘We walk down the street and sometimes we do get abused, being called a terrorist or go home Taliban,...

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Jalandhar, Punjab: A local court here today acquitted Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) president Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind in a two years old case. Bhai Kulvir Singh, who is also a member of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) from Phillaur constituency was brought to Jalandhar from Nabha Jail to hear the decision. Additional District and Sessions Judge Mandip Singh Dhillon acquitted Bhai Kulvir Singh from all charges levelled against by the Punjab police.

Bhai Kulvir Singh was framed in case because of political reasons by the Punjab police at the behest of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal). Badal Dal had ordered...

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Sikh Gurdwara shot at in Marathon

29/09/14 GREECE – Dimitris Angelidis

Around 3.15 in the morning on Sunday, September 21, a rural black Toyota exited the Sikh Gurdwara in Marathon, climbed the sidewalk and stopped just behind a bus parked at night on one side of the courtyard.

Then, as per the security camera, the vehicle drove back, reached the other side of the courtyard and restarted slowly forward. From the window of the vehicle, the passenger fired five consecutive shots from a suspected automatic weapon, which pierced the glass windows across the length of the Gurdwara, tore through the curtains and struck...

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Canada: Bibi Prakash Kaur, the last surviving real sister of Shaheed Bhagat Singh passed away in Canada on Sunday. She was 94. Coincidently, she passed away on the birth anniversary of the martyr, which falls on September 28.

Professor Chaman Lal, a former professor of JNU Delhi and an author of several books on the martyr confirmed the news.

She was living with her son Rupinder Singh in Toronto. Interestingly, a few hours before she died, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists in Canada visited her to greet her on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary though she was not in a condition to respond.

She...

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Amritsar, Punjab: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Air India to refund the amount spend by a baptised Sikh passenger on a domestic ticket along with Rs 10,000 as compensation for causing harassment and Rs 2,000 as litigation expenses. The passenger, wearing a four-inch kirpan was not allowed to board the flight from Ahmedabad to Amritsar.

In a complaint before the forum, the complainant, Amarjeet Singh, a 66-year-old resident of SJS Avenue, had stated that he was fully aware of the fact that Kirpan is not allowed inside International Airports so he had booked a domestic flight where it is...

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Fatehgarh, Punjab: After dispatching food and medicine to flood-ravaged victims in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to offer free education to girls of affected families, in colleges run by SGPC.

Addressing the media at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, general secretary, SGPC, said around 25 girls were being educated free of cost at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College in various professional courses while 25 more were studying at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University as well as five students at Mata Gujri College.

Bhaur said a delegation of five members including Gurmohan...

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Today in Sikh History

 

Hukumnama Darbar Sahib

Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 01 October, 2014
In ego they come, and in ego they go. In ego they are born, and in ego they die. In ego they give, and in ego they take. In ego they earn, and in ego they lose. In ego they become truthful or false. In ego they go to heaven or hell. In ego they laugh, and in ego they weep. In ego they become dirty, and in ego they are washed clean. In ego they lose social status and class. In ego they are ignorant, and in ego they are wise. They do not know the value of salvation and liberation. In ego they love Maya, and in ego they are kept in darkness by it. Living in ego, mortal beings are created. When one understands ego, then the Lords gate is known. Without spiritual wisdom, they babble and argue. O Nanak, by the Lords Command, destiny is recorded. As the Lord sees us, so are we seen. || 1 || SECOND MEHL: This is the nature of ego, that people perform their actions in ego. This is the bondage of ego, that time and time again, they are reborn. Where does ego come from? How can it be removed? This ego exists by the Lords Order; people wander according to their past actions. Ego is a chronic disease, but it contains its own cure as well. If the Lord grants His Grace, one acts according to the Teachings of the Gurus Shabad. Nanak says, listen, people: in this way, troubles depart. || 2 || PAUREE: Those who serve are content. They meditate on the Truest of the True. They do not place their feet in sin, but do good deeds and live righteously in Dharma. They burn away the bonds of the world, and eat a simple diet of grain and water. You are the Great Forgiver; You give continually, more and more each day. By His greatness, the Great Lord is obtained. || 7 ||
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