Sikh24.com – PSGPC permits SGPC to send Raagis for reciting Gurbani Kirtan at Kartarpur

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 03 March 2020. Finally, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee has given nod to SGPC affiliated Raagis to recite Gurbani Kirtan at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib. Beside it, Raagi Singhs serving in other religious bodies will also be allowed to perform Gurbani Kirtan.

Sharing the development with media, PSGPC president Satwant Singh informed that the PSGPC has unanimously decided to allow Indian raagis and kirtan jathas to perform at the shrine.

“The Raagi Singhs from India can enter Pakistan without musical instruments and return back in the evening hours after performing Gurbani Kirtan,” he added.

However, the PSGPC has not accepted SGPC’s request to make arrangements for langar at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib.

On being contacted by media, SGPC’s chief secretary Dr Roop Singh informed that they have not received any written communication from PSGPC in this regard.

PSGPC permits SGPC to send Raagis for reciting Gurbani Kirtan at Kartarpur

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Leuven NMBS
18 Januari 2020


Track 5 16:21 Brussel – Blankenberge, 7 minutes late


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The New Indian Express – Sikh student asked to remove turban for security check at exam in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar

The state government has launched a probe into the matter and the woman teacher, who asked the student to remove his turban, has been removed from the examination duty, an official said on Tuesday.

Dhar – Madhya Pradesh – India, 03 March 2020. A Class 12 Sikh student was allegedly forced to remove his turban during a security check before appearing for an exam at a school in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district.

The state government has launched a probe into the matter and the woman teacher, who asked the student to remove his turban, has been removed from the examination duty, an official said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday when the student was appearing for an examination at a centre set up at the Government Girls School in Dhamnod, about 55 km from the district headquarters.

The student, while talking to reporters after the incident, alleged that during the checking, a teacher asked him to remove his turban.

He, however, refused to do it and contacted the centre in-charge, who also asked him to follow the rules.

Later, his turban was removed and checked and he was then allowed to appear in the examination, the student said.

When asked about it, state Tribal Welfare Development’s deputy commissioner Brajesh Pandey said the matter was being inquired in.

“After getting information, the teacher in question has been removed from the examination duty. We are further investigating the matter,” Pandey said.

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/mar/03/sikh-student-asked-to-remove-turban-for-security-check-at-exam-in-madhya-pradeshs-dhar-2111581.html

The Print – Residents return home to Delhi’s riot-hit Shiv Vihar after a week, find everything gone

Residents who fled during last week’s Delhi communal riots say it’s not safe enough to move back, security forces say ‘only so much’ they can do to prevent burglaries.

Fatima Khan

New Delhi – India, 02 March 2020. The residents of Shiv Vihar, one of the worst-affected regions in the Delhi communal riots, made attempts to return to their homes Monday, only to find them ransacked and nearly all their belongings stolen.

Residents fled Shiv Vihar en masse after several houses, shops and vehicles were torched in last week’s devastating violence. While some stayed with relatives in other parts of the national capital, most have been residing in “shelter homes”, homes opened up by residents of the nearby areas of Chaman Park and Babu Nagar, since last Tuesday.

“We were very scared, but we thought things might have settled down in a week. So, we came back to take some of our things, but there is literally nothing here. Our bike, our cylinder, our jewellery, our money, everything has been stolen,” Mohammed Hasmuddin, 55, told ThePrint.

Hasmuddin, whose family has lived in Shiv Vihar for over 30 years, said his home was fine until Tuesday night, when most vehicles and properties were torched.

“This means the burglaries took place after all of us left our homes, and haven’t stopped since then,” he said.

Residents return home to Delhi’s riot-hit Shiv Vihar after a week, find everything gone