Several Sikh leaders detained ahead of march to Akal Takht

Several Sikh leaders detained ahead of march to Akal Takht

Radical Sikh leaders from in and around Amritsar in Punjab were arrested to prevent a religious showdown at the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday, police sources said.

SAD rejects resolutions passed by Sikh 'hardliners' gathering

 Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday rejected the appointment of Jagtar Singh Hawara, the convict in Beant Singh assassination case, as jathedar of Akal Takht and other resolutions passed by a gathering of Sikhs, including hardliners, in Amritsar.

Sikh leaders back Panj Pyaras' demand for removal of Jathedars

Amid crisis over the flip-flop on the pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, two prominent Sikh leaders today backed the demand of the suspended Panj Pyaras to remove the five Sikh high priests "in the community's larger interest".

Punjab CM expresses 'deep pain' to Akal Takht over recent happenings

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday submitted an emotional letter, expressing his deep pain over the current events, to Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh.

Protests over sacrilege continue in Punjab, 2 killed in clashes cremated

Protests over alleged sacrilege of Sikh holy book in a village here continued on Friday at various places in Punjab on Friday even as the two persons killed in a clash with police two days back were cremated amid tight security.

Sikh leaders hail revocation of pardon to Dera Head

Various Sikh leaders on Friday hailed the decision of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, which annulled its edict of pardoning Dera Sacha Sauda Sect Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, saying the move has undone the "highly objectionable" act committed earlier.

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

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

HSGPC accuses Punjab CM Badal of misusing Akal Takht for political ends

Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhk Committee (HSGPC) on Friday accused Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of misusing dictates of Akal Takht - the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, in connivance with its Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh for his "narrow political ends".

Akal Takht condemns police action on Sikh protesters

The supreme temporal body of Sikhs Akal Takht on Wednesday condemned the killing of two youth during the clash between Sikh protesters and police over alleged desecration of a holy book.

Akal Takht's decision should be followed by all: Dera Sacha Sauda chief

Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Sunday said the decision of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, to exonerate him should be accepted by all followers of the faith.

INLD opposes Akal Takht's move to pardon Gurmeet Singh

The Indian National Lok Dal party on Wednesday opposed the decision of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat for Sikhs, to pardon Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of blasphemy charges, saying the Dera head does not deserve exoneration.

Dera chief pardon: SGPC urges Sikhs to accept Akal Takht move

Dera chief pardon: SGPC urges Sikhs to accept Akal Takht move

Amidst strong objection by Sikh leaders to the pardon granted to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by the Sikh faith's highest temporal seat, SGPC on Saturday urged the community to accept the decision, saying that the Akal Takht's supremacy cannot be challenged.

'Akal Takht's pardoning of Dera Sacha Sauda head politically motivated'

Various Sikh organisations on Friday rejected the decision of Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of Sikhs, to exonerate Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of blasphemy charges, while describing the move as "politically motivated".

Akal Takht Jathedar meets Devinder Pal Bhullar

Jathedar of Akal Takht (highest Sikh temporal seat) Gyani Gurbachan Singh on Monday visited the 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and asked the medical team treating him to allow one of his relative to stay with him.

Operation Bluestar anniversary: Five injured in clash inside Golden Temple

Five youths were injured in a clash inside Golden Temple here on Saturday when people had gathered there to mark the 31st anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

Tight security in Amritsar on eve of Operation Bluestar anniversary

Punjab Police have tightened security in Amritsar ahead of the anniversary of Operation Bluestar on Saturday.

Was never informed about re-conversions: Akal Takht

The supreme temporal body of the Sikhs Akal Takht on Thursday said it was never informed about the 're-conversion' of 128 people to Sikhism and the process needs to be "scrutinised".

Akal Takht backs 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition

Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31.

Akal Takht want a ban on Baba Ram Rahim's upcoming film

Akal Takht want a ban on Baba Ram Rahim's upcoming film Messenger of God.

AISSF writes to Akal Takht to take action against Navjot Sidhu

All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) president Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad has written a letter to Sri Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh seeking action against BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in matter of committing desecration of Gurbani.