Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif the issue of safety and security of life and property of people belonging to the Sikh and other minority communities in Pakistan.
A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured on Saturday when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade from the members of the minority community.
The lone accused in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash in north Delhi killing three persons has been acquitted by a court here which said CBI failed to establish his presence on the spot.
Over 100 representatives from gurdwaras across the US have pledged support for National Sikh Campaign`s plan to engage top US political operatives and media firms for presenting the community positively.
Alleging that Amritsar-based SGPC and SAD supporters are "occupying" Sikh shrines in the state, Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee leaders today said they will meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tomorrow seeking control of the Gurudwaras and eviction of their Punjab counterparts.
Appalled by reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top US lawmakers have launched a campaign asking FIBA to review the discriminatory policy.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal termed the move of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Haryana government to set up a separate committee for managing Sikh shrines in the state "illegal and patently wrong" as well as "politically motivated".
A 30-second ad featuring Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia along side the images of Sikhs around the US is being telecast by a leading cable here to show the community as a vibrant part of America`s cultural tapestry.
A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group.