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Amarinder Singh slams Akal Takht leader over remarks on safety of Sikhs, tells him to ask Akalis to sever ties with BJP if he feels so
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Amarinder Singh slams Akal Takht leader over remarks on safety of Sikhs, tells him to ask Akalis to sever ties with BJP if he feels so

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday slammed the Akal Takht's acting jathedar over his reported remark that Sikhs are not safe in the country, telling him to ask the Akalis to sever ties with the ruling BJP if he felt this way

'Profound shame': Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby lays prostrate at Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, apologises for massacre
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'Profound shame': Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby lays prostrate at Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, apologises for massacre

Archbishop of Canterbury Reverend Justin Welby on Tuesday visited Jallianwala Bagh, the site of British colonial era massacre, and said it was a "deeply humbling" experience and provoked "feelings of profound shame".

On Operation Blue Star's 35th anniversary, examining its historical precedents for Sikhs
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On Operation Blue Star's 35th anniversary, examining its historical precedents for Sikhs

As we approach the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, the Indira Gandhi-ordered attack on the Sri Harmandir Sahib and the Akal Takhat (where Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was headquartered), it is impossible not to place it on the context of Sikh history.

Operation Blue Star 35th anniversary: Radical Sikh outfit calls for partial bandh in Amritsar; over 3,000 security personnel deployed
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Operation Blue Star 35th anniversary: Radical Sikh outfit calls for partial bandh in Amritsar; over 3,000 security personnel deployed

Markets in Amritsar around the Golden Temple remained closed on Thursday, the 35th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, when a military operation was carried out in 1984 to flush out heavily-armed terrorists holed up in the temple complex

Over 3,000 security personnel to maintain vigil in Amritsar on Operation Blue Star anniversary
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Over 3,000 security personnel to maintain vigil in Amritsar on Operation Blue Star anniversary

Amritsar has turned into a virtual fortress ahead of the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on 6 June, with more than 3,000 security personnel deployed and police maintaining a hawk-eyed vigil in sensitive areas

Rajnath Singh says Pakistan trying to revive Punjab militancy; India must revisit history to prevent second wave of terror
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Rajnath Singh says Pakistan trying to revive Punjab militancy; India must revisit history to prevent second wave of terror

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh flayed Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for terror activities in Punjab and killings of Indian soldiers at the border

BJP's RP Singh alleges Rahul Gandhi invoked Guru Nanak Dev only for votes, says he should apologise for 1984 riots
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BJP's RP Singh alleges Rahul Gandhi invoked Guru Nanak Dev only for votes, says he should apologise for 1984 riots

Rahul Gandhi said the Congress's thought of "unity in diversity" came from the times of Guru Nanak Dev. In a sharp reaction to his remarks, Singh said Gandhi's thoughts are actually in line with the Congress culture of divide and rule.

After Nanak Shah Fakir row, Akal Takht sets up censor board to review movies related to Sikhism
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After Nanak Shah Fakir row, Akal Takht sets up censor board to review movies related to Sikhism

After a few Bollywood films ran into trouble with a section of the Sikhs over the depiction of the community, the Akal Takht set up of a 'Sikh Censor Board'.

Supreme Court clears release of controversial Punjabi film Nanak Shah Fakir after resistance from Akal Takht
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Supreme Court clears release of controversial Punjabi film Nanak Shah Fakir after resistance from Akal Takht

Akat Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, said it won't allow the release of controversial film Nanak Shah Fakir on 13 April.

Denied entry to Golden Temple, says Gurdwara Chhota Ghallughara Trust chief Johar Singh
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Denied entry to Golden Temple, says Gurdwara Chhota Ghallughara Trust chief Johar Singh

Gurdwara Chhota Ghallughara trust chief, Johar Singh claimed that he was denied entry to the Golden Temple by SGPC task force.

Is Sikh radicalism riding on politics to make a comeback in Punjab?
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Is Sikh radicalism riding on politics to make a comeback in Punjab?

The fear of revival of terrorism has started haunting Punjab again. A spate of recent incidents suggests that the sub-surface disquiet over matters religion is getting intense in the state.

Over 20,000 sign plea seeking US intervention for release of former Punjab CM's assassin
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Over 20,000 sign plea seeking US intervention for release of former Punjab CM's assassin

Over 20,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website seeking help of US President Barack Obama for the release of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Jagtar Singh Hawara

Akal Takht protests: Radical Sikh agitators raise black flags, swords at Golden Temple
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Akal Takht protests: Radical Sikh agitators raise black flags, swords at Golden Temple

Black flags were shown and swords were brandished inside the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday by radical Sikh elements who were opposing the Akal Takht jathedar.

Gripped by Sikh Panthic crisis, Punjab struggles to maintain peace and harmony
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Gripped by Sikh Panthic crisis, Punjab struggles to maintain peace and harmony

The Panthic (religious) crisis in Punjab continues with the Panj Pyaras (five favourites of the Guru) and the Akal Takht Jathedars failing to resolve the conflict over pardon to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda. Though the Akal Takht revoked the pardon under pressure from various quarters on 16 October, the issue refuses to die down. The desecration of the copies of the Holy Granth Sahib has only added fuel to fire.

Bitta slams Dera Sacha Sauda, says their activities have not helped cause of peace in Punjab
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Bitta slams Dera Sacha Sauda, says their activities have not helped cause of peace in Punjab

With Punjab limping back to normalcy after remaining tense for past few days over desecration of the holy book, All India Anti- Terrorist Front Chairman M S Bitta today said political parties should stop giving statements which may disturb peace in the state.

Akal Takht revokes pardon granted to Dera Sacha head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
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Akal Takht revokes pardon granted to Dera Sacha head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Bowing to pressure from the Sikh community and hardliners, the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, today annulled its edict pardoning Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a 2007 blasphemy case.

Akal takht pardons Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following written apology
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Akal takht pardons Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following written apology

The Akal Takht -- the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion -- on Thursday said it has pardoned Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following a written apology.

Producer withdraws Punjabi film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' from theatres after Sikh protests
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Producer withdraws Punjabi film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' from theatres after Sikh protests

Controversial Punjabi film Nanak Shah Fakir' was today withdrawn from theaters worldwide by its producer following wide-spread resentment among the Sikh masses over its content.

MSG replay: Movie on Guru Nanak 'Nanak Shah Fakir' draws ire of Sikh bodies
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MSG replay: Movie on Guru Nanak 'Nanak Shah Fakir' draws ire of Sikh bodies

The demand to ban the yet to be released film Nanak Shah Fakir, a biopic on Guru Nanak, is getting shriller by the day with the Shiromani Gurdwar Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), Akal Takht and radical Sikh group Dal Khalsa taking the lead.

Will not allow Haryana committee to take charge of gurdwaras in state: SGPC
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Will not allow Haryana committee to take charge of gurdwaras in state: SGPC

President of the SGPC Avtar Singh Makkar said the Haryana Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) would not be handed over charge of gurdwaras in the state.