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Sikhs in Pakistan protest against plaza construction on gurdwara land


March 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Sikhs in Pakistan will stage a protest in Lahore on Friday over the construction of a plaza on gurdwara land.They will stage a sit-in in front of the Punjab ... Read more...

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300 Pak Hindus in India on pilgrimage tour


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah, Mar.23 (ANI): About 300 Pakistani Hindus from the Shadani Darbar crossed the Wagah border checkpost into India on Wednesday to undertake a tour of various Hindu shrines in the country.Dr. Haresh ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan seek compensation for terror losses


February 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Sikhs in Pakistan's Orakzai Agency bordering Afghanistan have asked the government to compensate the community for the huge losses inflicted on them by terrorists.A group of Sikh ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan pick up pieces of their shattered lives


November 1st, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) A group of Sikh families, who fled from Pakistan's Orakzai tribal agency after Taliban rebels unleashed a reign of terror, have now returned home. Said a beaming ... Read more...

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US Sikhs ask Obama to intervene on beheading


February 24th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Outraged over the beheading of a Sikh by the Pakistan Taliban, Sikhs in the US have urged President Barack Obama to take up the issue with Islamabad. In ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest beheading of Sikhs in Pakistan


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Amritsar, Feb.23 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal activists held a demonstration in the national capital on Tuesday in protest of the beheading of two Sikhs in Pakistan allegedly by Taliban.A group ... Read more...

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Beheading of Sikh condemned by Pakistan, India (Intro Roundup)


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Hundreds of fear-stricken Sikhs in Pakistan clamoured to escape to India after the Taliban beheaded a Sikh man in the restive tribal region of Khyber Pass. The ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir protest Taliban act, call shutdown Tuesday


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Sikh organisations in Jammu and Kashmir have called for a general strike Tuesday to protest against the beheading of a Sikh by the Taliban near Pakistan's Peshawar ... Read more...

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Beheading of Sikhs “most barbaric,” says S M Krishna


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Monday condemned the beheading of two Sikhs in Pakistan calling it "the most barbaric" incident and said India will ... Read more...

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Beheading of Sikh in Pakistan condemned in India (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The beheading of a Sikh man in Pakistan was Monday widely condemned in India with the government being asked to put diplomatic pressure on Islamabad over ... Read more...

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India should talk to Pakistan over Sikh beheading: Congress


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India needs to talk to Pakistan over the beheading of a Sikh near Pakistan's Peshawar city, the ruling Congress said Monday. "It is a serious issue and ... Read more...

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SGPC, Punjab government condemn Sikh beheading in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Punjab government Monday condemned the beheading of a Sikh near Pakistan's Peshawar city and sought the central government's intervention ... Read more...

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Why is Radio Pakistan mute over sale of Gurudwara land in Pakistan?, ask Sikhs


January 6th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Gurdaspur, Jan.6 (ANI): The confiscation of the land belonging to Sikh Gurudwaras in Pakistan for allotment to the Defence forces to build colonies has caused concern to the Sikh minority. The step ... Read more...

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Advani airs concern at jizya on Hindus, Sikhs in Pakistan


July 1st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has expressed concern at Taliban-imposed jizya - protection money being forcibly collected from religious minority in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Send young MPs to Australia to reassure Indians: BJP


June 8th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) With incidents of assault on Indians in Australia continuing, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Monday said a delegation of young MPs should be sent to that country ... Read more...

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Pakistan vows to protect Sikhs from Taliban; Canada announces aid


May 19th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 19 (IANS) A visiting Pakistan minister vowed to protect Sikhs from the Taliban even as Canada announced $5 million for Pakistan's Sikh families who have fled the ... Read more...

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Protests in Kashmir over atrocities against Sikhs in Pakistan


May 15th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (J-K), May 15 (ANI): Hundreds of Sikh, Hindu and Muslim devotees took out a protest march in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district against the excesses of the Taliban in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP make last attempt to woo Sikh voters


May 11th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar / Majitha, May 11 (ANI): Just hours before the election campaign deadline for the final phase of elections in Punjab, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders ... Read more...

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I do not think in terms of Sikh, non-Sikh: PM


May 11th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday that he represented the entire country and did not think "in terms of Sikh or non-Sikh". The first prime minister from ... Read more...

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Advani slams UPA govt. policy on Nepal, Sri Lanka


May 9th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/Jalandhar, May 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata (BJP) leader LK Advani has pulled the incumbent UPA government up over its polices towards Nepal and Sri Lanka.Terming the United Progressive Alliance as ... Read more...

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Protest in Jammu demanding fair treatment for Pakistani Sikhs


May 8th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, May 8 (ANI): Demanding fair treatment of Sikhs in Pakistan's Swat Valley, scores of Jammu Bar Association members and protestors marched before the United Nations Observers office on Friday.They submitted ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Jammu to protest ‘jaziya’ by Taliban in Pakistan (Lead)


May 8th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 8 (IANS) The day long shutdown Friday in Jammu, called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliates to protest the imposition of 'jaziya', or protection tax, by ... Read more...

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Jammu shuts down against Taliban imposing jaziya in Pakistan


May 8th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 8 (IANS) All markets, schools and business establishments here were closed Friday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliates called for a shutdown to protest the imposition ... Read more...

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Modi questions PM’s inaction over Taliban’s atrocities on Sikhs


May 3rd, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by ANI
Ambala, May 3 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Sunday critcised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for not taking any action over the atrocities committed ... Read more...

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Modi calls Manmohan Singh “weak”, yet again


May 3rd, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May. 3 (ANI): BJP leader Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a weak leader, and the office he is holding has been lowered."When we ... Read more...

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Speak up for Sikhs in Pakistan, says Modi to Manmohan


May 3rd, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala, May 3 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for "doing nothing" for Sikhs, who are being targeted by Taliban militants in Pakistan's troubled tribal ... Read more...

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BJP expresses concern over targeting of Sikhs in Pakistan


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Expressing "deep concern" over reports of Taliban targeting Sikhs in Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday demanded that the Indian government take proactive steps to ... Read more...

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Agitated Sikhs block Jammu- Pathankot highway


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By: Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, May 3 (ANI): Activists of various Sikh organizations blocked the Jammu - Pathankot National Highway here today and burnt images of the Taliban and neighbouring Pakistan ... 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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India takes up Taliban targeting Sikhs with Pakistan


May 1st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India Friday said it had taken up the issue of treatment of minorities with Islamabad, following reports of Sikhs being persecuted by the Taliban in parts ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan pay Rs.20 mn to Taliban


April 16th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Sikh community has been forced to pay Rs.20 million as "jizia" (tax) to the Taliban so as to return to their homes and resume business, a ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan celebrate 474th birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das


October 10th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Oct 10 (ANI): Sikh pilgrims celebrated the 474th birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das on Thursday amid singing of the shabad, Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru Jin Siria Tinay ... Read more...

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Indian Sikhs demand of Pak govt to make all gurudwaras functional


June 9th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , June 9 (ANI): A delegation of Indian Sikhs visiting Pakistan has reportedly demanded of the Pakistan government to make all gurudwaras in the country functional, give more authority to ... Read more...

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Pak Sikhs give a miss to Operation Blue Star anniversary to promote Indo-Pak peace initiative


June 7th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 7 (ANI): Keen not to mar the ongoing peace initiatives between the Governments of India and Pakistan, most Sikhs in Pakistan did their bit on June 6 (Friday) by ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pak facing social problems due to lack of representation


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 3 (ANI): Sikhs in Pakistan face social and political problems because they lack proper representation in the country, said Dr Swaran Singh, the candidate for president of the Pakistan ... Read more...

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