1 Updates

SGPC to settle Sikh identity issues abroad

Nov 8 2013, 7:50am CST | by IANS

Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Having incorporated itself in the US, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will work towards resolving Sikh identity issues in that country and in other western nations, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said Friday.

Chandigarh, Nov 8 — Having incorporated itself in the US, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will work towards resolving Sikh identity issues in that country and in other western...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

SGPC to settle Sikh identity issues abroad

Nov 8 2013, 7:50am CST | by IANS

Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Having incorporated itself in the US, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will work towards resolving Sikh identity issues in that country and in other western nations, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said Friday.

Chandigarh, Nov 8 — Having incorporated itself in the US, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will work towards resolving Sikh identity issues in that country and in other western nations, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said Friday.

With attacks occurring on Sikhs in the United States and other countries in recent years, the SGPC wants to clear the misunderstanding in the minds of people regarding the appearance and identity of Sikhs, Makkar said at a function of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) in Ludhiana, 110 km from here.

The attacks, coming mostly after the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, have targetted Sikhs, as their appearance is confused with that of people from the Middle East.

Makkar said the SGPC has been allotted over 13 acres in USA's Yuba City to conduct its activities in America and Europe.

"We have got 13.08 acres of land in Yuba City, USA, and have got SGPC incorporated in America. This will help us in resolving the Sikh identity issue in a better way. There have been many attacks against Sikh residents in the US due to misconception about appearance and identity of Sikhs," Makkar said.

"The office in USA will take up the issue as a mission, and from there, all activities in this regard will be conducted. We will also cover Europe from the US office," he said.

Punjab is home to a majority Sikh population. The religion, founded in the 15th century, is one of the youngest religions in the world. A large number of Sikhs from Punjab are settled in the United States, Canada, Britain and other western countries.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Myanmar military launches counter-attack against armed group
Yangon, Nov 20 (IANS) The Myanmar government said Thursday that its troops had launched a counter-attack on the ethnic Kachin Independence Army (KIA) after the armed group disrupted their normal movement.
 
 
Iraqi forces retake town from IS
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Thursday retook control of a town from Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Iraq, and are fighting to seize another in the west, security sources said.
 
 
Turkey to cooperate with Iraq in fighting IS: Iraqi PM
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday that Turkey has offered military cooperation to fight the Islamic State(IS) militant group.
 
 
Hostilities, human rights violations continue in Ukraine: OHCHR
Geneva, Nov 20 (IANS) Hostilities, human rights violations and abuses continued in eastern Ukraine despite the announcement of the Sep 5 ceasefire, a report released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Mike Nichols, director of 'The Graduate', dies at 83
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) Mike Nichols, whose 1967 film "The Graduate" earned him an Oscar as best director, has died, media reported Thursday. He was 83. "He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Myanmar military launches counter-attack against armed group
Yangon, Nov 20 (IANS) The Myanmar government said Thursday that its troops had launched a counter-attack on the ethnic Kachin Independence Army (KIA) after the armed group disrupted their normal movement. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iraqi forces retake town from IS
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Thursday retook control of a town from Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Iraq, and are fighting to seize another in the west, security sources said. In Iraq's...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Turkey to cooperate with Iraq in fighting IS: Iraqi PM
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday that Turkey has offered military cooperation to fight the Islamic State(IS) militant group. "There is an agreement on information exchange and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hostilities, human rights violations continue in Ukraine: OHCHR
Geneva, Nov 20 (IANS) Hostilities, human rights violations and abuses continued in eastern Ukraine despite the announcement of the Sep 5 ceasefire, a report released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Carrie Underwood learned baby news at dinner
Carrie Underwood learned she was expecting a baby boy while having dinner with her husband. The 'Something In the Water' singer and spouse Mike Fisher are expecting their first child together but felt the sonographer's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Keira Knightley's fan fear
Keira Knightley finds Benedict Cumberbatch's fans terrifying. The 29-year-old actress insists her 'Imitation Game' co-star's devoted female followers - who are dubbed 'The Cumberbitches' - are ''lovely'' but she finds...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sheryl Crow selling boots for charity
Sheryl Crow is selling her cowboy boots for charity. The 'Soak Up The Sun' hitmaker has decided to offload the clothes, shoes and accessories she no longer wears on eBay's Charity Shop to raise money for the Feeding...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Charlie Day has Zac Efron shrine
Charlie Day has a Zac Efron shrine in his house. The 'Horrible Bosses' 2' star lives next door to the 27-year-old actor and fans of the hunk often get confused which house is his so they end up leaving their love...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sale begins Tomorrow
The Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sale will already begin this Friday 11/21. Amazon just announced to launch their Black Friday sale earlier than ever before. In past years the Amazon Black Friday deals week started on...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown