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  • 4,300 Hindus, Sikhs from Pakistan, Afghanistan get Indian citizenship

    NEW DELHI: As a first step to granting Indian nationality to some 200,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, the BJP-led government has given citizenship to around 4,300 Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan and Afghanistan in one year, according to sources...

    Also read: 5,000 Hindus migrating to India every year, NA toldThere are around 200,000 Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan currently living in India......

  • Indian Sikhs on ‘individual yatra’ to Pakistan

    LAHORE: As many as 49 Sikhs from India crossed the Wagah border on Sunday, each allegedly on an individual visit to their sacred places...

    Punjab Rangers and Evacuee Trust Property Board sources said the pilgrims – all travelling individually -- had come to Pakistan on a personal visit...

  • Sikhs keen for good relations between India, Pakistan: US body’s chief

    WASHINGTON: Sikhs across the world want good relations between India and Pakistan as tensions between the two neighbours prevent them from visiting some of their holiest shrines, says the American Sikh community...

    Among the Sikhs in North America, there’s an almost universal welcome for Pakistan’s decision to open the Kartarpur crossing and build a corridor between the two Punjabs to facilitate visits to Gurdwara Kartarpur Saheb... ...

  • I have more Sikhs in my Cabinet than Modi, says Justin Trudeau

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an audience in Washington that he has more Sikhs in his Cabinet than Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hindustan Times reported on Monday...

    The student, Jahan from Pakistan, told Trudeau that he finds it great that the Canadian PM has so many Punjabis in his cabinet...

  • Sikhs remember Golden Temple attack

    LAHORE: The Sikh community on Saturday commemorated June 6, recalling sacrifices of a large number of Sikhs at Golden Temple in 1984 during a brutal attack of Indian army on the orders of the then prime minister...

    Carrying placards and banners, the Sikhs chanted slogans against the Indian army attack that left a number of Sikhs dead and injured at Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) on June 6, 1984...

  • Pakistani Sikhs to observe religious event on June 16

    TAXILA: As confusion prevails over dates of their religious festivals following amendment to the Sikh calender, Pakistani Sikhs are observing the ‘martyrdom day’ of their fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Jee, as per the original Nanakshahi calender on June 16...

    Deputy Secretary Shrines, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Syed Faraz Abbas, while talking to newsmen here on Sunday, said Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC)...

  • Time of healing for Sikhs after six murders

    But for Pakistani Sikhs, who mainly live in the country’s restive northwest, this year’s celebrations are also a time of healing after six murders during August and September that have left their community in fear...

    Most Sikhs left Pakistan for India after both countries gained independence from Britain in 1947...

  • Afghanistan's Sikhs feel alienated, pressured to leave

    His family traces its roots back more than 400 years to Gardez, the capital of Paktya, a province bordering Pakistan, where his ancestors were wealthy traders and landowners and his grandfather was an oral historian and keeper of Sikh legends...

    The persecution of Afghan Sikhs has remained a constant through decades of upheaval in this war-torn country...

  • Baisakhi festival begins as Sikhs mark 319 years of Khalsa

    Around 1,500 Indian Sikhs with over 500 from various European countries and over 2,000 Pakistani Hindus and Sikhs have added colour to Baisakhi festival that began in Hassanabdal on Thursday...

    Baisakhi is widely celebrated by Sikhs in Punjab, with festivities centred on Panja Sahib Complex in Hassanabdal...

  • UK Sikhs seek release of prisoners in India

    LONDON: Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the British parliament on Wednesday, calling for the release of what they said were Sikh political prisoners in India...

    “We have been forced to peacefully demonstrate at the lack of courage and action by the UK government on behalf of British Sikhs...

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