Manraj Singh: The first Sikh of the Italian élite police force

Manraj Singh: The first Sikh of the Italian élite police force

The glorious “Carabinieri” army force is a military police force in a permanent public security service. Manraj is 24 years old, a fair-faced man with honest expression, and in his course at the Reggio Calabria Cadet School he beat all his Italian counterparts, getting first rank and deserving a mention... Continua »
Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh communities

Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh communities

Hidden in plain sight, on a poorly lit busy road, the exteriors of the Asmayee temple are deceiving – a plain, old building that could easily be confused for any other building in Kabul. In contrast, the mosque next door stands out with its beautiful, intricate architecture. The call for... Continua »
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Calls for justice in India

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Calls for justice in India

Rights groups aim to build pressure on government to ensure justice for victims of deadly attacks on the Sikh minority. “Get up and crawl back into the train quickly. If they notice that you’re alive, you’ll be stoned to death.” Sixty-four-year-old Satpal Singh, a pharmacology professor at the University of Buffalo... Continua »
Minorities under threat! “Gurdwara” bombed by salafists in Germany

Minorities under threat! “Gurdwara” bombed by salafists in Germany

Police said on Thursday 21/4 that two teenagers they have arrested in connection with a bomb attack on a Sikh temple in the western German city of Essen are linked to the Islamic fundamentalist scene there. Officers received large numbers of tip-offs during their investigation that allowed them to identify... Continua »
Are Sikhs minority in Punjab? Supreme Court to adjudicate

Are Sikhs minority in Punjab? Supreme Court to adjudicate

From an interesting article of Times of India: Are Sikhs minority in Punjab? Supreme Court to adjudicate It may sound ridiculous at first blush, but the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine whether Sikhs were a “minority group in homeland Punjab” — saying it had far reaching importance and consequences.... Continua »
Inside the tiny Afghanistan’s Sikh community

Inside the tiny Afghanistan’s Sikh community

Afghanistan’s once thriving Sikh community is facing extinction. Official census figures do not exist, but according Rawali Singh, deputy head of the Afghanistan Sikh and Hindu Community Council, about 40 years ago, an estimated 50,000 Sikh and Hindu families lived in Afghanistan. That number has shrunk to around 363 families,... Continua »