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Sikh News The big fat Sikh wedding is banned (Times Online)

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Sikh News Reporter, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Sikh News Reporter

    Sikh News Reporter United States
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    Sep 20, 2004
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    The big fat Indian wedding has been told to slim down. Leaders of Delhi’s Sikh community have called for an end to lavish wedding celebrations featuring meat and alcohol on the grounds that they encourage the dowry system and female foeticide.

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    Jun 17, 2004
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    This newbie thinks the leaders of the Delhi Sikh community have it right. All discussion about financial and social costs are fundamental. But would someone, anyone, explain why there is alcohol at a Sikh wedding anyway? And if all can be part of the langar that follows as is typical, then a vegetarian meal would seem to be right in line. The leaders of any religion I am familiar with reserve the right to decide what the limits are for any ceremony. For example, a Roman Catholic priest told me recently that he refused to allow a wedding party to appear in the church wearing costumes based on the medieval history of England. His reason: A wedding isn't a costume party. Or am I missing something?
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