Sikh24.com – Bomb Attack on Gurdwara: Three Teenagers Sentenced in Germany

Sikh24 Editors

Essen-Germany (BRD), 22 March 2017. A German Court of Essen has sentenced three German born minors for upto seven years at a juvenile detention center for carrying out a bomb blast in the Gurdwara Sahib of Essen.

The bomb blast carried out by these minors on 16 April 2016 had left the Granthi (Priest)* injured with serious burns, along with two others suffering injuries from shards of glass.

The court charged two of the group with attempted murder, while the third minor was held guilty of being a part of a criminal conspiracy as he was not present in carrying out the bomb blast. The judge ruled that the teens should serve sentences of seven years, six years & nine months, with six years in a juvenile detention center.

The culprits Yusuf, Mohammad and Tolga (last names omitted) were aged 16 years when they had detonated a homemade explosive device outside the temple [Gurdwara]. The bomb which was crafted from a fire extinguisher packed with explosive chemicals had destroyed the entrance to the temple.

The prosecutors said that the three offenders carried out the bomb attack because they mistook Sikhs as ‘non-believers of God’. They also targeted the Gurdwara Sahib over an alleged mistreatment of Muslims by Sikhs in northern India. The prosecutors further said that the teens were radicalised via social media in 2015.

Situated in western part of North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany, the Essen town has around 200 Sikhs living in it.

*A granthi is not a priest, he is more like a protestant minister.

http://www.sikh24.com/2017/03/22/bomb-attack-on-gurdwara-three-teenagers-sentenced-in-germany/#.WNU-vqK1vIU

Hoepertingen Gurdwara

Mariagaarde – Hoepertingen
10 February 2017

The Mariagaarde court yard

Hoepertingen Gurdwara
Guru Ram Dass Sikh Study & Cultural Centre
10 February 2017

Pupils from the Linden school

In the new langar hall

Smiling for the picture

Meester Jan

The sevadar

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Smisstraat 8
Hoepertingen
B-3840 Borgloon

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Hoepertingen – Hoepertingen Gurdwara

Hoepertingen
10 February 2017

Smisstraat

Hoepertingen Gurdwara – Smisstraat / Truierstraat

Guru Ram Dass Sikh Study & Cultural Centre
Smisstraat 8
Hoepertingen
B-3840 Borgloon

Hoepertingen – Truierstraat

Hoepertingen – Sint-Vedastuskerk

Hoepertingen – Mariagaarde

Hoepertingen – Mariagaarde

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Sikh24.com – Sikhs Extra Vigilant in London After Terror Attack

Sikh24 Editors

London-UK, 23 March 2017. After the terror attack outside the House of Westminster, in London, Sikhs throughout the area are stepping up their vigilance as the alarm of the attack reaches evening commuters.

The attack today transpired after a terrorist driving his vehicle into members of the public. He subsequently stabbed a policeman on guard duty, before being shot dead by armed police. Four deaths have resulted.

Sikhs have borne the brunt of knee-jerk reprisals in the past as hate crimes usually and as such Gurdwara Sahibs often been a target, so local Sikh communities are on alert to be safe from any such unfounded responses.

The Met Police have cordoned off many areas of central London and asked members of the public to volunteer any images or footage that they may have captured on personal devices.

“I would like to ask the public to remain vigilant and let us know if they see anything suspicious that causes them concern and dial 999 immediately”, said Commander B J Harrington, of New Scotland Yard.

http://www.sikh24.com/2017/03/23/sikhs-extra-vigilant-in-london-after-terror-attack/#.WNNw06K1vIU

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Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara – Geuzenhuis – OLV Sint-Pieterskerk
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Liège Guillemins – Hoepertingen Kruispunt & Gurdwara

Liège Guillemins
2 February 2017

The train to Tongres/Tongeren and Hasselt

Hoepertingen Kruispunt
2 February 2017


Kabir Super Markket (?)
The weaver and great spiritual poet Kabir became a shopkeeper
but does not know how to spell market

Hoepertingen Gurdwara
3 February 2017

The Guru Granth Sahib on its throne

The Guru Granth Sahib on its throne
I could not decide which was the best picture

School kids from Zoutleeuw having langar

Teachers and pupils

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Hoepertingen
B-3840 Borgloon

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The Tribune – Hola Mohalla kicks off at Kiratpur Sahib

Kiratpur Sahib-Panjab, 8 March 2017. The first phase of the six-day Holla Mohalla started with “Akhand Path” at Gurdwara Patalpuri Kiratpur Sahib this morning. The festival was ushered in at midnight amid the beats of drums at Anandgarh Fort in Anandpur Sahib.

Thousands of devotees paid obeisance at gurdwaras. The bhog of the path will be performed on March 10. Following this, the venue of the festival will be shifted to Anandpur Sahib on March 11 where SAD, SAD (A) and Aam Adami Party would hold conferences next day before the annual festival concludes on March 13, with a procession of Nihang Sikhs in the town.

The Congress, however, has once again decided to give a miss to the conference like last year.

Meanwhile, the district administration has made strict security arrangements on the occasion. (TNS)

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/community/hola-mohalla-kicks-off-at-kiratpur-sahib/374763.html

Sikh24.com – SAD (Badal) sweeps DSGMC elections

Sikh24 Editors

New Delhi, 1 March 2017. Bagging 35 seats out of total 46, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today swept the elections of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee held on February 28.

The Congress backed Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) led by Paramjit Sarna won over 7 seats only while the other 4 seats have gone to Independent candidates and of other small parties.

The counting of votes took place at five locations, ITI, Tilak Nagar; ITI (women), Vivek Vihar; ITI, Khichripur; Aryabhat Polytechnic at GT Karnal Road and Basic Training Institute at Pusa Road.

President of Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) Paramjit Sarna lost his seat to sitting DSGMC’s General Secretary Manjinder Sirsa. DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK also won his seat.

“Our victory once again proved that Sikh Sangat values performance more than negative propaganda. Thanking all.” tweeted DSGMC’s General Secretary Manjinder Sirsa.

Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma congratulated Akali Dal (B) on its win in the DSGMC elections. He said it was victory of the Panth and loss of the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress.

It is pertinent to note here that the DSGMC has an annual budget of Rupees One billion, a major portion of which is generated from donations at historical gurdwaras, Bangla Sahib, Sisganj Sahib and Rakabganj Sahib. Eighteen public schools run by the committee also add to its income.

To see the list of those elected :

http://www.sikh24.com/2017/03/01/breaking-sad-badal-sweeps-dsgmc-elections/#.WLkMUn_RHY8

The Tribune – Cops avert clash as Sikh activists stop ‘premis’ from attending event

Anirudh Gupta

Ferozepur-District Ferozepur-Panjab, 25 February 2017.  The police today averted a clash between activists of several radical Sikh outfits and followers of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda over the holding of “naam charcha” in Mallanwala block of the district.

The situation turned tense after certain unidentified youths pelted stones and damaged a vehicle belonging to a dera follower. The vehicle was reportedly carrying sticks, baseball bats and red chilli powder.

Earlier, the administration had deployed the police force in Ward No. 6 of Mallanwala where “naam charcha” was to take place at the residence of a dera follower.

In the meantime, hundreds of persons owing allegiance to Sikh outfits gathered in a nearby gurdwara.

When the ceremony began, the Sikh activists started raising slogans against the dera and the administration. The “premis” were prevented from attending the event which triggered panic.

The traders shut their shops anticipating violence. Two youths threw red chilli powder in the eyes of Sikh activists that affected two policemen also.

Dilbagh Singh of Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj said they would not allow any “naam charcha” in Makhu and Mallanwala. The police have registered a case against Dilbagh Singh and 35-40 unidentified persons.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/cops-avert-clash-as-sikh-activists-stop-premis-from-attending-event/369594.html

Gent-Sint-Pieters – Hoepertingen Gurdwara

Gent-Sint-Pieters
21 January 2017

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IC train to Brussel Noord via Aalst

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IC train to Genk via Brussel

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Ongoing construction work
Platform 9 and 10 nearing completion

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Gent-Sint-Pieters
On my way to Limburg

Hoepertingen Gurdwara
21 January 2017

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Divan Hall

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Sevadars having as bite and a rest
We received the Bishop of Hasselt, the Dean of Borgloon
and the Hoepertingen Parish Priest in the Gurdwara

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Smisstraat 8
Hoepertingen
B-3840 Borgloon

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