Tag: Sikhs

  • سورن سنگھ خوش نصیب تھا – ضیاالدین یوسف زئی

    سورن سنگھ خوش نصیب تھا – ضیاالدین یوسف زئی

    شہید سردار سورن سنگھ کے قتل کی خبر آتے ہی کسی خراسانی نے نامعلوم مقام سے بیان دیا کہ سورن سنگھ کو طالبان نے قتل کیا ہے۔ وجہ یہ بتائی گئی کہ ’’سورن سنگھ حکومت کا اعلیٰ عہدیدار تھا اور کچھ دیگر وجوہات بھی تھیں جن کے بارے میں بعض ادارے، جہاں وہ کام کرتا […]

  • Takfiri Deobandis slaughter Shaheed Soran Singh just like Shaheed Shabaz Bhatti in the past

    Takfiri Deobandis slaughter Shaheed Soran Singh just like Shaheed Shabaz Bhatti in the past

      SWAT: Sardar Soran Singh, special assistant to chief minister KP on minorities’ affairs and an MPA, was gunned down in a targeted attack near Pir Baba in Buner district on Friday. “Gunmen riding on two motorbikes came in front of the car and started indiscriminate firing which killed the minister on the spot,” Khalid […]

  • Ancient gurdwara closed since 1942 set for reopening

    Ancient gurdwara closed since 1942 set for reopening

    PESHAWAR: The district administration on Saturday patched up things between Sikhs and Muslims over a gurdwara dispute paving the way for the reopening of the place of worship closed since 1942. “Members of Sikh community will resume the acts of worships in the ancient Jogiwara gurdwara soon after minor renovation and repairs are done to […]

  • ’مالیر کوٹلہ مذہبی ہم آہنگی کی مثال ہے‘

    ’مالیر کوٹلہ مذہبی ہم آہنگی کی مثال ہے‘

    بھارتی پنجاب میں صرف مالیر کوٹلہ ایک ایسا شہر ہے جہاں آج بھی مسلمانوں کی اکثریت ہے اور پورے پنجاب میں رمضان کے دوران اتنی رونق کہیں اور نہیں ہوتی جتنی کہ اس شہر میں ہوتی ہے۔ باقی پنجاب میں جگہ جگہ پرانی مساجد ویران پڑی ہیں لیکن مالیر کوٹلہ میں داخل ہوتے ہی تصویر […]

  • Two slabs of marble from Lahore – by Waseem Altaf

    Two slabs of marble from Lahore – by Waseem Altaf

      On December 27, 2013 at 2 PM, my friend Amit’s mobile phone rang in Amritsar. It was somebody wanting to deliver a carton that had just arrived from across the border in Pakistan. Amit already knew what it was, but his excitement peaked as he opened the consignment. Bhai Vasti Ram (1708-1802) was the […]

  • RIP Harjeet Singh : Pakistani Sikh killed by takfiri terrorists of ASWJ

    RIP Harjeet Singh : Pakistani Sikh killed by takfiri terrorists of ASWJ

      Please spare a moment to pay respect to Harjeet Singh, our Pakistani Sikh brother. He was killed in Peshawar yesterday by Deobandi ASWJ terrorists. His only crime? His faith. From Khyber to Karachi to Balochistan, Deobandi ASWJ militants continue to slaughter Sunni Sufis, Barelvis, Shias, Sikhs, Hindus, Ahmadis, Christians, Zikris. And nobody dares to […]

  • We condemn target killing of Sikh community in KP – by Abdul Nishapuri

    We condemn target killing of Sikh community in KP – by Abdul Nishapuri

    Sikh community’s silent protest is the first of its kind in Peshawar’s history against the target-killing of a Sikh shopkeeper in Shabqadar last night (13 March 2014). The protestors carried black flags and demanded that government should protect the minorities. According to details provided by Hardyal Singh: “Dr PramJeet Singh was shot dead by Deobandi […]

  • Shahbaz Bhatti Murder Case: Witnesses Threatened

    Shahbaz Bhatti Murder Case: Witnesses Threatened

    “Threatening pamphlets claiming to be from the Punjabi Taliban were found in the office of our key witness, whose name cannot be disclosed for security.” Shamoon Gill, spokesman of APMA, told AFP. He said the pamphlets had warned the witness to “stay away from the case or get ready to be eliminated along with his […]

  • Sikh holy book desecrated again in Sindh

    Sikh holy book desecrated again in Sindh

    KARACHI: Before police could arrest culprits who desecrated Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib in Pano Aqil, a similar incident happened in Shikarpur, in which unknown people tore 24 pages of the sacred book. The incident has caused annoyance and fears among the Sindhi Sikhs, who are already a minority within Pakistani religious minorities. Sardar […]

  • Hey Sikhs: Happy 543rd Birthday! – by Tarek Fatah

    Source: Huffington Post Today, millions of Sikhs and their friends around the world are celebrating Gurpurab, but few outside India know the significance of this day or its history. It’s the 543rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith and one of the greatest symbols of pluralism and tolerance in […]

  • Bulleh Shah – A voice against religious bigotry

    8th of September, 2011 marks the commencement of three-day celebrations of 254th Urs of Baba Bulleh Shah in Kasur. The man who had been refused by the mullahs to be buried after his death in the community graveyard because of his unorthodox views, today enjoys worldwide reverence and recognition.

  • Music binds people & souls, says Rekha Bhardwaj

    Music has power to bind souls, saturate valor, associate humanity, and express feelings of love, care, happiness and pain, it has also great power to pacify. The traditional music and folk songs of the subcontinent particularly connect various religions and attach people i.e Qawwali is a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 […]

  • The persecution of Sikhs and Hindus in Pakistan is unaccaptable!

    The following two incidents should be a source of shame to all Pakistanis.  The first instance involves our dear Sikh Pakistani brothers and sisters and this is how Express Tribune reported it: “The Sikh community in Lahore have been prevented from observing a religious celebration at a gurdwara, their musical equipment thrown out and their […]

  • Pakistan, a place where non-Muslims also live

    By Anthony Permal A lot has been written about the plight of minorities in Pakistan – some by minorities themselves but mostly by the majority. In most such reports, analyses and blogs, the focus has been on the aggressive tactics used by a violent and regressive few to intimidate and persecute the middle to lower-middle […]

  • International Minorities Conference III

    International Minorities Alliance demands Pakistan to be run according to the vision of its founder. International Minorities’ Conference 2011 was organized by International Minorities Alliance on “Equal Citizenship, Equal Rights” at Avari Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan on Jan 23, 2011. The historical Conference was presided over by a renowned poet and intellectual Mr. Nazir Qaiser while […]

  • Muhammad bin Qasim, Ghaznavi, Aurangzeb, Ilamd Din, AQ Khan, Mumtaz Qadri: Heroes of doom as role models – by Waseem Altaf

    There is hardly any sector of Islamabad left where so called scientist A Q Khan does not have a plot or a palatial house, including the illegally built palace at Bani Gala. Last time he was in the news when he plagiarized an entire extract from the prospectus of a British university. A Pakistani student […]

  • Guru Nanak: The Prophet of Peace – by Dr Kirat Singh Inqilabi

    The LUBP team offer our best wishes to our Sikh brother and sisters on the birthday (jayanti) of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in what is now Pakistan. At the age of 30 he mysteriously disappeared for 3 days. When he reappeared, he began to preach the Sikh […]

  • Happy Diwali to all – by LUBP team

    Divali,  Deepavali or festival of lights is an important five-day festival  occurring between mid-October and mid-November, as it is based on lunisolar Hindu Calendar It is celebrated in almost all the South Asian countries by the followers of  Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism. All of them have their own interpretations related to the occasion. “Diwali” is the […]

  • The Noble ‘Servant’ Of Peshawar- by Shaheen Buneri

    Source: Radio Liberty Khurshid Khan, an eminent 60-year-old lawyer and deputy attorney general of Pakistan, wants to “heal the wounds” of the terror-stricken minority Sikh community in that country. So he does an extraordinary thing at a temple in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Every day when he handles his work as a legal expert, […]

  • Citizens of Lahore name Shadman Chowk after Bhagat Singh – by Afnan Khan

    LAHORE: A large number of citizens, including students from various educational institutions gathered, at Shadman Chowk on Tuesday to mark the 79th martyrdom anniversary of Bhagat Singh Shaheed, one of the pioneers of the struggle for an independent subcontinent. It was at this very spot the British rulers hanged Singh on March 23, 1931, for […]

  • For Pakistan’s Sikhs, a kidnapping – and a killing – reflect fears of nation’s minorities

    In this photo made on March 19, 2010, Surjeet Singh, from Pakistan’s Sikh community, sits with family members after his release in Peshawar, Pakistan. Singh, who had been kidnapped for ransom by alleged militants, was freed after 42 days as a result of a crackdown operation by security forces. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) (Mohammad Sajjad, AP […]

  • Taliban kill Jaspal Singh and the mullahs keep mum — by Ishtiaq Ahmed

    Photo Source: BBC Urdu A time to humanise Islam There is a screaming silence from the custodians of Islam — the ulema — on the execution of Jaspal Singh, probably because he was not a Muslim. The Muslim masses have not taken to the streets in protest because they have been conditioned to protest only […]

  • Who Rules Orakzai Agency: Talibans or Govt. of Pakistan ?

    Map of FATA and NWFP (Source: FATADA) We’ve been hearing news of Talibanisation of Orakzai Agency for months and there were also statements from officials of Pak Army and Federal Government denying such news. However, a news item appeared on today’s Daily Times should leave no doubt in our minds about Talibans comprehansive control in […]