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  • Guru Nanak varsity to be established

    TAXILA: Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq on Monday said the project concept for the Guru Nanak International University (GNIU) has been approved and development work will begin soon...

    He said the university would be a centre for research and study on Sikhism and the founder of the Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak...

  • Indian spiritual guru arrested for assaulting woman

    NEW DELHI: Police on Saturday arrested a popular Indian spiritual guru, the second in the past month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman in western India...

    Police officer Jaisingh Nathawat said the woman, whose parents have been followers of 70-year-old Kaushlendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaja, complained that the guru assaulted her on Aug 7 at his headquarters in Alwar, a town in Rajashtan state...

  • Indian court convicts controversial guru on charges of rape

    According to the Indian daily, the guru, who heads the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect, is facing seven years of jail after the verdict was announced by a special court of India's top agency, Central Bureau of Investigation...

    More than 15,000 police and paramilitary soldiers were posted in and around the court where the guru appeared before a judge as Panchkula administrators feared an outbreak of violence...

  • Guru Nanak, Wali Qandhari and other stories about how Hasan Abdal got water

    Overshadowing the vast complex gurdwara of Panja Sahib, one of the most popular Sikh shrines, associated with Guru Nanak and located in the city of Hasan Abdal in Pakistan, is the tallest mound in the region, rising high above its other shorter cousins...

    The focal point of this historical city is the shrine of Guru Nanak, a vast complex protected by tall walls...

  • NON-FICTION: RE-READING GURU NANAK

    In this context, the publishing of Kishan Singh’s Sikh Inquilaab Da Modhee is a welcome move towards reintroducing Pakistani Punjabis to one of the most profound thinkers their land has produced — the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev...

    As much today as it did in the 1970s, Singh’s book represents a radical departure from the majority of commentaries on Sikh history and Gurbani, which is the collection of poetry contained in...

  • Clashes claim 32 lives in India as court convicts guru of rape

    Authorities rushed hundreds of troops to the city of Panchkula after followers of guru Ram Rahim Singh torched cars, threw rocks and attacked television vans, breaking their windows and overturning one...

    Prosecutor Harinder Pal Singh Verma told AFP the guru was “calm after the verdict was passed” and had been flown by helicopter to another city in Haryana...

  • Trans people can use guru’s name as parent in CNIC

    It also told the court that the CNIC of a transgender person had been renewed while mentioning name of her guru as her parent...

    Mian Asia, the transgender, had filed a petition and pleaded through a counsel that she was issued a CNIC in 2004 where the name of her guru, Muhammad Yousaf, who died in 2005, was written as her parent...

  • Indian city under siege after deadly clashes over guru's rape conviction kill 30

    The army was deployed in Haryana state's Panchkula city after tens of thousands of followers of guru Ram Rahim Singh went on an angry rampage, attacking television vans and setting fire to dozens of private vehicles...

    Security forces were put on high alert to ensure there was no repeat of the violence that erupted on Friday afternoon, minutes after a special court pronounced the self-styled guru guilty of raping two of his...

  • Followers of convicted Indian guru end impasse with army

    Thousands of supporters of a controversial Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers on Sunday, avoiding renewed violence after their leader's rape conviction sparked riots in which at least 36 people died...

    At a nearby shop adorned with posters of the 50-year-old spiritual leader, devotee Trilok Insaan defended the guru and accused police and troops of a brutal response...

  • Two Indian states in lockdown for Guru Ram Rahim’s rape sentencing today

    NEW DELHI: India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled ‘guru’ whose followers went on the rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday...

    Security forces have cordoned off a jail in Rohtak city, 70 km from New Delhi, where Singh — also known as the guru of bling for the clothes he wears in the movies he has...

  • Dark history behind India's 'guru in bling'

    The extravagantly-bearded 50-year-old was dubbed the “guru in bling” for his flamboyant wardrobe, which included trousers emblazoned with sequins...

    In 2002 an anonymous letter was sent to then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee accusing the guru of repeatedly raping the sender and several other women at the headquarters of his sect in Haryana...

  • Indian cities on lockdown ahead of verdict in rape trial involving spiritual guru

    Tens of thousands of followers of the flamboyant guru and leader of the quasi-religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda have gathered in the town of Panchkula where a Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) special court is set to announce the verdict on Friday...

    The guru, who calls himself Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, has denied the charges of raping two of his female followers...

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