A Sikh-Canadian, who was shown as a terrorist behind Paris attacks in a photoshopped picture, has slammed those responsible for circulating the "false image", saying people are playing into the hands of the terrorists by painting entire faiths with the same brushstroke.
The accused in the desecration incident at Bargari, who was hospitalised here in view of spinal injury, was discharged on Friday, police said.Rupinder Singh, who was hospitalised at PGIMER here for treatment of a spinal injury on October 27, has been discharged from the hospital and shifted to Faridkot jail, police said.
The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in this city of Punjab will not be lit up this Diwali in the wake of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, an official said here on Tuesday.
The situation in Punjab, which had been on the boil following a spate of sacrilege incidents, on Saturday appeared to have improved with no fresh untoward incident and protesters by and large not resorting to road blockades and forced shut down of commercial establishments.
Two people were killed and over 70 others were injured after bloody clashes broke out between police and Sikh protesters in Punjab’s Faridkot, Moga and Sangrur districts after Sikh bodies staged protest against desecration of Guru Grant Sahib. Watch how false rumours lead to riots in India
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.
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.
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".
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar along with his co-stars from his forthcoming film ‘Singh Is Bliing’ including Amy Jackson and Lara Dutta paid tribute to the Sikh community of fashion industry in the form of unique show titled ‘Style and the Sikh’. The collection showcased Sikh models with designs by JJ Valaya and choreography by Harmeet Bajaj.