Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  ਸੰਪਾਦਕੀ  >  News & Views
Latest

Sikhi Rejects ALL Types of Discrimination

April 26, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

Caste groups want SEPARATE legal protection against Caste-based discrimination. Hindutva groups and Sikh admirers of Indic civilisations want Sikhs to oppose Caste discrimination law. Sikhi seeks elimination of the Caste System and any form of discrimination due to one’s background. Case law and better education should be the Sikh response to Government consultation.  Once again, [...]

Read More →
Latest

Guru Tegh Bahadur & “Bhora Sahib” Issue

April 20, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

  In view of the current debate about Guru Ji’s life and the years allegedly spent in solitude at Bakala, this week’s column gives edited quotes from author’s study, “Life & the Unique Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675)”. (see footnote) Guru Hargobind ji passed the Guruship to Guru Har Rai, his grandson, the younger [...]

Read More →
Latest

Khalsa Life Gives Stability in an Uncertain World

April 12, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

      Almost daily, we seem to be waking up to a less certain shrinking global village with fast communications and many fingers on the nuclear trigger. It has become almost impossible to keep up with state of the art technology, with social changes, fashions and fads. We run to remote places for some fresh [...]

Read More →
Latest

Should the Caste System be Enshrined in English Law?

April 5, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE 

Main points: – Law should protect against ALL forms of discrimination tested in law courts. – Separate legal protection against “Caste” in English Law can be counter-productive. – Sikhi rejects the Caste System and educates against all forms of discrimination.  The Government is consulting “on how best to ensure that there is appropriate legal protection [...]

Read More →
Latest

Bipran Ki Reets & Ideological Conflict Resolution

March 29, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

There are times when we wonder if we have really understood Guru Nanak Sahib’s revolutionary mission. The same Guru Jote and Jugat of Guru Nanak Sahib in Ten human forms condemned ritualism, superstition, renunciation, austerities, miracles, baths at teeraths (sacred places) and sacred rivers to wash away sins, “holy water” brought home from such places [...]

Read More →
Latest

Religious Identity Challenge for EU Sikhs

March 22, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

In a judgment of 14 October 2017, the European Court of Justice based at Luxembourg has sent the wrong signal to countries in the EU countries at a sensitive time when the conflict between religious practice and secular laws has intensified. The Court has ruled that employers with justifiable rules on ‘dress neutrality’ can ban [...]

Read More →
Latest

Punjab Assembly Election Results

March 17, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

 Gurmukh Singh OBE

  By winning 77 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, the Congress Party will form the next Punjab government. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has 20, Shromani Akali Dal (SAD) 15, BJP 3 and Lok Insaaf Party 2 seats. Those who were predicting a hung Assembly only a few days before the election and those who [...]

Read More →
Latest

Gurwaras, Gurmat, Politics & Court Cases

March 10, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

     Each time a gurdwara dispute goes to the court, we are saddened. Did Guru ji not show us the procedure for settling disputes in Sangat? Why are our own Sikhi procedures not working when even the courts are reluctant to interfere in Sikh religious matters? These are the sort of questions which are asked [...]

Read More →
Latest

About Sikh Historical Dates

March 2, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

Gurmukh Singh OBE

   All days are auspicious for the Sikhs and important religious (miri-piri) events are celebrated for their spiritual significance and not due to any particular days. Yet, historiographers do try and establish as accurate a record of dates and events as possible from available original sources. This year, we commemorate 350th anniversary of Guru Gobind [...]

Read More →
Latest

Sikh Identity on UK Television

February 22, 2017  /  News & Views  /  Comments Off

 Gurmukh Singh OBE

   There are over 600,000 British Sikhs but we will never know for sure unless they are counted with certainty as “Sikhs”. They are a large UK minority community but only occasionally covered by the UK’s mainstream media. Yet, sometimes glowing tributes are paid to the Sikhs by politicians visiting gurdwaras and sometimes even in [...]

Read More →