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Sikhs demand ban on Kuldip Nayar’s book


July 14th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) Dozens of Sikhs protested here Saturday against writer Kuldip Nayar's remarks on Jarnail Singh Bindranwale and demanded a ban on his new book "Beyond the Lines".Shouting ... Read more...

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Punjab at crossroads: Sikh clergy gives in to radical rhetoric (Punjab Newsletter)


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Once touted as the most progressive state in the country, Punjab is today at a crossroads. The contradictory actions of the state's leadership, especially the ... Read more...

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Dal Khalsa releases Operation Bluestar directory


June 5th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa Tuesday released a directory of the people who died during the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex in ... Read more...

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Sikh clergy lays foundation stone of Operation Bluestar memorial


May 20th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) To remember those killed in the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar inside the Golden Temple complex in 1984, the Sikh clergy Sunday laid the foundation stone for ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown peaceful, evokes mixed response (Roundup)


December 7th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana passed off peacefully and evoked a mixed response in the state ... Read more...

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Mixed response to Punjab shutdown call, Ludhiana under curfew (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana evoked a mixed response in the state Monday. Shops in most cities and ... Read more...

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Punjab Police on high alert Monday after shutdown call


December 7th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab remained on high alert Monday following a state-wide shutdown called by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana. Security forces, including Punjab Police, ... Read more...

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Punjab on high alert after radicals’ shutdown call Monday


December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Ludhiana, Dec 6 (IANS) With radical Sikh organisations calling for a state wide shutdown Monday to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana, the Punjab Police and administration in all districts of the ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown against riots hits normal life (Roundup)


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Nov 3 (IANS) Trains were stopped, road traffic was hit while schools and colleges were closed in many Punjab towns as radical groups called for a shutdown Tuesday to protest the ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown against riots hits normal life (Second Lead)


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Nov 3 (IANS) Trains were stopped, road traffic was hit and schools and colleges were closed in many Punjab towns as radical organisations called for a one-day shutdown Tuesday to protest ... Read more...

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Dal Khalsa activists stop trains in Amritsar (Lead)


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 3 (IANS) Dal Khalsa activists stopped trains at the Amritsar Railway station Tuesday following a call for a strike across Punjab. The radical activists are demanding justice for the thousands ... Read more...

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Radical Sikh bodies present turban to official


August 17th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Radical Sikh groups of Punjab Monday presented a turban to state revenue official G.S. Benipal, who had stopped wearing one after being assaulted and stripped by youth Akali ... Read more...

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Sikh leaders order demolition of Golden Temple replica


June 20th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), June 20 (IANS) Furious over a sect's attempts to replicate the design and structure of the Sikh community's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, Sikhism's highest temporal seat Akal Takht Friday ... Read more...

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Sikh leaders perform Akhand Path on Blue Star anniversary


June 6th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, June 6 (ANI): Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar and some Sikh leaders gathered at the Akal Takht on Saturday to perform the ... Read more...

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‘Khalistan’ hardliners today believe in democratic means (June 6 is 25th anniversary of Operation Bluestar)


June 6th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) Some are businessmen, some are social activists, and one even a homeopath. Ideologues of 'Khalistan', many of whom had taken up arms at the peak of ... Read more...

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Radical Sikh group takes out ‘genocide remembrance march’ in Amritsar


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, June 3(ANI): Sikh radicals on Wednesday took out a 'genocide remembrance march' in Amritsar to mark the start of events linked to the 25th anniversary of 'Bluestar' the military operation.The focus ... Read more...

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Sikh radicals to hold ‘genocide march’ in Amritsar (Lead)


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 2 (IANS) Sikh radical leaders will hold a "genocide remembrance march" in this Punjab city Wednesday to mark the start of events linked to the 25th anniversary of the Indian ... Read more...

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Radical Sikhs to take out ‘genocide march’ in Amritsar


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 2 (IANS) Sikh radical leaders will take out a "genocide remembrance march" in this Punjab city Wednesday to mark the start of events linked to the 25th anniversary of the ... Read more...

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Agitated Sikhs burn effigy of Taliban in Amritsar


May 1st, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, May 1 (ANI): Activists of various Sikh organizations burnt an effigy of the Taliban here on Friday to express their anguish and protest against the barbarism ... Read more...

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Sikh bodies flay political parties wooing sects in Punjab


April 14th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, April 14 (IANS) They might be big vote banks for political parties but a number of radical Sikh organisations have openly come out against political parties in Punjab pampering certain sects ... Read more...

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Sikh protestors disrupt rail traffic in Punjab (Lead)


April 8th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) Several trains going through Punjab were stopped and many delayed as protesters, angry over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) exonerating Congress leader Jagdish Tytler of involvement ... Read more...

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Sikh organisations block rail traffic in Punjab over Tytler issue


April 8th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh/Ludhiana/ Mumbai/New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Several Sikh organisations, protesting against CBI's clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, blocked rail traffic in Punjab today.According to official sources, ... Read more...

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Sikhs to stage protest rally outside Sonia Gandhi’s residence


April 5th, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Upset over clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, various Sikh organisations Sunday called ... Read more...

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Akalis seek to evoke memories of Operation Bluestar before election


March 22nd, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, March 22 (IANS) Twenty five years after Operation Bluestar - the Indian Army's storming of the Golden Temple complex in June 1984 to flush out heavily armed Sikh ... Read more...

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BJP seeks fair probe against Pragya


October 29th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded a fair investigation in Hindu activist Pragya Singh Thakur's alleged role in the bomb blasts in Gujarat and Maharashtra that ... Read more...

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‘Singh is Kinng’ show disrupted in Amritsar


August 8th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 8 (IANS) The first show of much-hyped Hindi film "Singh is Kinng" was disrupted Friday at a cinema hall here after protests by Sikh activists. The Sikh activists vandalised the ... Read more...

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Shutdown over Sikh-Dera row hits Punjab, Haryana (Lead)


July 23rd, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) Normal life was paralysed in many towns of Punjab and Haryana Wednesday as a daylong shutdown called by Sikh activists, demanding the arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda sect ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown over Sikh-Dera row hits rail, road traffic


July 23rd, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) Rail and road traffic in Punjab was severely hit by a daylong state-wide shutdown called Wednesday by Sikh activists demanding the arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief ... Read more...

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Tension prevails in Dabwali (Update)


July 18th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sirsa, July 18 (ANI): Situation remained tense and a curfew was imposed in Dabwali town of Sirsa District, as the Sikh community continued its protest over the death of a member ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest in Chandigarh against Dera chief


July 15th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) Sikh activists from across Punjab held Chandigarh residents to ransom in some of the busiest areas of the city by blocking key roads for the third consecutive day ... Read more...

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Sikh demonstrators paralyse rail routes in Punjab


June 25th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sirhind (Amritsar), June 25 ANI): Sikh demonstrators on Wednesday blocked railway routes in Punjab demanding action against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, over the alleged murder of ... Read more...

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Lawmakers appeal for peace as Sikhs demand justice


June 25th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh/Mumbai, June 25 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has appealed the people to maintain calm in the wake of protests by Sikhs over the alleged killing of a community ... Read more...

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Protest continues against Ram Rahim Singh


June 22nd, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, June 22, (ANI): In a series of protest by the various organisations against the killing of a Sikh in Mumbai by the guards of Baba Gurmeet Ram ... Read more...

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