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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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Hukumnama Darbar Sahib

Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Tue 30 September, 2014
God is lofty, unapproachable and infinite. He is indescribable- He cannot be described. Nanak seeks the Sanctuary of God, who is all-powerful to save us. || 1 || CHHANT: Save me, any way You can; O Lord God, I am Yours. My demerits are uncountable; how many of them should I count? The sins and crimes I committed are countless; day by day, I continually make mistakes. I am intoxicated by emotional attachment to Maya, the treacherous one; by Your Grace alone can I be saved. Secretly, I commit hideous sins of corruption, even though God is the nearest of the near. Prays Nanak, shower me with Your Mercy, Lord, and lift me up, out of the whirlpool of the terrifying world-ocean. || 1 || SHALOK: Countless are His virtues; they cannot be enumerated. Gods Name is lofty and exalted. This is Nanaks humble prayer, to bless the homeless with a home. || 2 || CHHANT: There is no other place at all - where else should I go? Twenty-four hours a day, with my palms pressed together, I meditate on God. Meditating forever on my God, I receive the fruits of my minds desires. Renouncing pride, attachment, corruption and duality, I lovingly center my attention on the One Lord. Dedicate your mind and body to God; eradicate all your self-conceit. Prays Nanak, shower me with Your mercy, Lord, that I may be absorbed in Your True Name. || 2 || SHALOK: O mind, meditate on the One, who holds everything in His hands. Gather the wealth of the Lords Name; O Nanak, it shall always be with You. || 3 || CHHANT: God is our only True Friend; there is not any other. In the places and interspaces, in the water and on the land, He Himself is pervading everywhere. He is totally permeating the water, the land and the sky; God is the Great Giver, the Lord and Master of all. The Lord of the world, the Lord of the universe has no limit; His Glorious Virtues are unlimited- how can I count them? I have hurried to the Sanctuary of the Lord Master, the Bringer of peace; without Him, there is no other at all. Prays Nanak, that being, unto whom the Lord shows mercy - he alone obtains the Naam. || 3 || SHALOK: Whatever I wish for, that I receive. Meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Lord, Nanak has found total peace. || 4 || CHHANT: My mind is now emancipated; I have joined the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy. As Gurmukh, I chant the Naam, and my light has merged into the Light. Remembering the Lords Name in meditation, my sins have been erased; the fire has been extinguished, and I am satisfied. He has taken me by the arm, and blessed me with His kind mercy; He has accepted me His own. The Lord has hugged me in His embrace, and merged me with Himself; the pains of birth and death have been burnt away. Prays Nanak, He has blessed me with His kind mercy; in an instant, He unites me with Himself. || 4 || 2 ||
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