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  1. Dalvinder Singh Grewal

    Guru Nanak In Afghanistan-II

    Guru Nanak in Afghanistan-II Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal Jalalabad Formerly calledAdina Puras documented by the 7th century Hsuan-tsang, Jalalabad is a city in northeast of Kabul on the road to Peshawar at the junction of the Kabul Riverand Kunar River near the Laghman valley. [67] It is...
  2. Dalvinder Singh Grewal

    Guru Nanak In Afghanistan

    GURU NANAK IN AFGHANISTAN Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal Guru Nanak visited Afghanistan during his fourth Udasi (journey) twice; the first time during the return journey from the Middle East and the second time when he took Shahzda son of Bhai Mardana to Khorram Shahr (Iran). According to Giani...
  3. Admin

    Sikh News Afghanistan’s Dwindling Sikh, Hindu Communities Flee New Abuses

    Once a thriving minority, only a handful of Sikh and Hindu families remain. Many have chosen to flee the country of their birth, blaming growing discrimination and intolerance. PHOTOS: Reuters On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a...
  4. Tejwant Singh

    Controversial Fateful Journey Of A Family Who Were Ready To Take Any Risk To Reach UK

    Fateful journey of a family who were ready to take any risk to reach UK Patrick Sawer By Patrick Sawer, in London, and Zubair Babakarkhail in Kabul 8:30AM BST 07 Sep 2014 Fateful journey of a family who were ready to take any risk to reach UK Meet Singh Kapoor put his life in the hands...
  5. Inderjeet Kaur

    UK Tilbury Docks Container Stowaways 'Sikhs From Afghanistan'

    Tilbury Docks container stowaways 'Sikhs from Afghanistan' 17 August 2014 Last updated at 09:56 ET Police at Tilbury Docks on August 16 They were discovered after a freighter arrived at Tilbury Docks from Belgium on Saturday and have been described as victims of "people trafficking". One...
  6. Abneet

    World Afghanistan's Sikhs Face An Uncertain Future

    Afghanistan's Sikhs face an uncertain future The religious minority faces discrimination, lack of political power, and obstacles to cremating their dead. By: Ali M Latifi Kabul, Afghanistan - Awtar Singh Khalsa still remembers the sounds of stones and insults being hurled at the...
  7. aristotle

    Opinion Afghanistan Legalises Wife Beating And Domestic Violence

    Afghanistan has legalised domestic violence by changing a law so it will become impossible for anyone to testify against relatives. This effectively gives sanction to honour killings. The change in legislation has been passed by the Afghan Parliament and now awaits President Hamid Karzai's...
  8. spnadmin

    Sikh Coalition Sikh Officer & Afghanistan Veteran Fights Army's Ban On Beards

    Sikh Officer and Afghanistan Veteran Fights the Army’s Ban on Beards Share this! http://www.stateofformation.org/2013/11/sikh-officer-and-afghanistan-veteran-fights-the-armys-ban-on-beards/ This article originally appeared in Newsweek's The Daily Beast click here U.S. Army Major...
  9. spnadmin

    World Shrinking Numbers And Growing Persecution Threaten Sikhs And Hindus In Afghanistan

    Shrinking Numbers and Growing Persecution Threaten Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan By BETWA SHARMA http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/shrinking-numbers-and-growing-persecution-threaten-sikhs-and-hindus-in-afghanistan/?_r=0 J.K. Sharma, a large Sikh man in a black turban, works...
  10. spnadmin

    S Asia Sikh Girls In Afghanistan Face Difficulty In Finding Mr. Right

    Sikh Girls in Afghanistan Face Difficulty in Finding Mr. Right http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sikh-girls-in-afghanistan-face-difficulty-in-finding-mr-right-113073001255_1.html Facing difficulty in finding suitable match for their daughters, Indian-origin Sikhs in...
  11. Tejwant Singh

    Islam American Muslim Chaplain Finds New Role In Ministering To Afghan Troops

    American Muslim chaplain finds new role in ministering to Afghan troops Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 By Jay Price | McClatchy Foreign Staff MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — In many ways, the war in Afghanistan is one of ideas, of narrative, of whose story is credible, says U.S. Army...
  12. Tejwant Singh

    Buddhism Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist Buried Treasure Faces Destruction

    Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction William Dalrymple The Guardian, Friday 31 May 2013 17.00 EDT Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is...
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    World Sikh US Marine Killed In Afghanistan

    It is sad to say but another Sikh has died in the war on "terrorism" http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/24/3725379/antelope-marine-dies-in-combat.html 1/5 (1st battalion 5th marine regiment) one of my old sister battalions (3/5 or 3rd battalion 5th marine regiment) was in Sangin district...
  14. Admin

    Sufism Sufism Returns To Afghanistan After Years Of Repression

    As the Afghan government and its international allies intensify efforts to bring the conflict to an end, the role and influence of mystics is being sought to help bring the Taliban into talks on a political solution. Sufism or Islamic mysticism was once suppressed by the Taliban, but the sect...
  15. spnadmin

    New Rations For Afghanistan Troops

    New rations for Afghanistan troops British troops on the front line in Afghanistan are tucking into improved ration packs. They include new lightweight packs for patrols lasting 12 hours or less, which contain a sandwich and a main meal like chicken curry or steak and vegetables that can be...
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    S Asia Open Letter To President Obama On Afghanistan

    Open Letter to President Obama on Afghanistan by Dr. SHAMSHER SINGH Dear Mr. President, There is a multitude of proposals concerning the Afghan war. Permit me to humbly add one more to the ongoing public debate. American society is blessed with such openness. Respectfully Shamsher Singh...
  17. Admin

    Events Sikhs In Iran - The Siege Of Herat 1837-1838

    The Siege of Herat 1837-1838 By: John Carl Nelson, 1976 Intrigues in Afghanistan 1834 - 1837 Of all the territories once ruled by Ahmad Shah, by 1835 only Kabul, Kandahar, and Herat remained, each under a different ruler. Economic ruin accompanied anarchy, and the population of Herat and...
  18. spnadmin

    S Asia Afghanistan's Elections: Progress And Stagnation

    Last week's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan revealed a society in transition, displaying signs of genuine democratic progress as well its opposite: persistent sociopolitical stagnation. But progress and backlash against it have traditionally co-existed in Afghanistan, so the elections...
  19. Admin

    Sikh News Two Sikhs Running In Afghanistan Elections

    Two Sikhs Running In Afghanistan Elections A Sikh-Afghan woman, Dr. Anarkali Kaur Honaryar, is contesting election as an independent candidate in the election for the lower house of Afghanistan's parliament. Anarkali Kaur, a dentist, is fighting the election against a former...
  20. Admin

    S Asia International Assistance Mission Massacre: 10 Civilian Volunteers Killed In Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan — One gave up a lucrative practice to give free dental care to children who had never seen a toothbrush. Others had devoted whole decades of their lives to helping the Afghan people through war and deprivation. The years of service ended in a hail of bullets in a remote...
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