Saturday, October 22, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


28th July


1925 Punjab Governor gave his assent to the Sikh Gurudwara Act.
1991 Sikhs continue to be harrassed under Section 216 of the IndianPenal Code. Here is a sample of a notice sent to over 1000 Sikh homes in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Please note that the notice is not from the courts or any local magistrate.
Notice under Section 216, Indian Penal Code

NAME: Gurnam Singh son of Jodh Singh resident of Lahnkheda, Police Station Bajpur, Nainital.

The police has received information that you harbour and assist terrorists from Panjab. Therefore show cause why no action should be taken against you under section 216, Indian Penal Code and section 3/4 of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.

In this connection, your reply must be filed within seven days of the receipt of this notice.

Date: 28.7.91

Sd. Santaram Varma
Inspector, Bajpur
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