Type to search

Sikh History Timeline

Today in Sikh History :26th April


26th April


1969Lachhman Singh Gill died of heart attack. He could not bear the insult of his arrest by Gurnam Singh’s government which in actuality was an act of revenge
1982Hindus perpetrated sacrilege acts on Sri Darbar Sahib.

Hindus perpetrated sacrilege acts on Sri Darbar Sahib. Between April 26 and May 3, about 20 cases of sacrilege perpetrated on the Darbar Sahib were reported to the police. The Gurdwara officials actually handed over six Hindus to the police but all were set free. Since 1947, dozens of Hindus have been caught red-handed while committing acts of sacrilege on Sikh and Muslims shrines but none of them has, so far, been punished. On the other hand rewards are announced on the heads of Sikhs who are merely suspected of being responsible for such an act; and the amount of the rewards are in Lakhs, whereas murderers of 13 Sikhs were declared Proclaimed Offenders after one month and the amount on each head was Rs. 1000.

198415 GurSikhs Killed killed at Gurudwara Bibi Kahan Kaur, Moga.

The Border Security Forces (BSF) of India killed 15 GurSikhs and injured 25 others at Gurudwara Bibi Kahan Kaur, Moga. Water, power and the electrical supply to 20 Sikh shrines including three at Moga were cut. 300 Sikhs were detained in these Gurdwaras.

-Ref. THE SIKHS’ STRUGGLE FOR SOVEREIGNTY, An Historical Perspective By Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer and Dr. Awatar Singh Sekhon. Edited By: A.T. Kerr Page 110-119.

1998Justice Kuldip Singh, in his capacity as the Founder-President of the World Sikh Council, announced a 3-member People’s Commission to enquire into disappearances in Punjab during the militancy days. Former Supreme Court Judge Justice K. Reddy, would head the commission while the other two members of the commission are former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Justice D.S. Tevalia, and former Judge of the Mumbai High Court Justice H. Suresh. The victims of the police atrocities could present their cases with documentary proof to the commission.

– The Hindustan Times, April 27, 1998.



Leave a Comment

World Gurudwaras

World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.The etymology of the term ‘gurdwara’ is from the words ‘Gur (ਗੁਰ)’ (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and ‘Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)’ (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning ‘the gateway through which the Guru could be reached’. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.
Visit World Gurudwaras

Search Gurbani

SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan .
Visit Search Gurbani

The Sikh Encyclopedia

Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one’s immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge.
Visit The Sikh Encyclopedia