Sikh leaders are taking the initiative to curb extravagance at weddings. On Sunday, representatives of 17 gurudwaras met at Khar to discuss ways to do this and put an end to the game of one-upmanship associated with grand weddings among Sikh families.
"The meeting was...
CHANDIGARH: Sikh couples in Haryana will now be able to get their marriages registered under the Anand Marriage Act instead of the Hindu Marriage Act.
Fulfilling the long-pending demand of Sikhs, Haryana government on Wednesday announced the formation of rules to register Anand Karaj, the...
By Harpreet Bajwa - CHANDIGARH Published: 16th December 2013 07:30 AM Last Updated: 16th December 2013 08:18 AM
Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of Sikhs, has directed all...
Sindh, Pakistan, government could begin Shagun Scheme for marriages of Sikh girls
AMRITSAR: Pakistan government could begin Shagun...
Forced Marriages: Summer Holidays Prompt Warnings
Teachers, doctors and airport staff need to be alert to the problem of forced marriages over the school holidays, the government has warned.
Ministers said there were concerns about teenagers being taken...
Sikh weddings crashed by protesters objecting to mixed faith marriages
By Dil Neiyyar and Perminder Khatkar
In July a Sikh woman and her Christian husband were locked out of their own wedding in Swindon Sikh weddings are regularly disrupted by...
I found this text fascinating. It’s an extract from an old rehatnama which is commonly referred to as the Chaupa Singh rehatnama today. The form is which this document reaches us today is not without its own complexities (like many/most Sikh manuscripts of older provenance). The stark...
Mixed marriages are on the rise in the West
November 21, 2011
Gillian Steward - The Toronto Star
A few years ago when I was teaching at the University of Regina, one of my students was a bright, gregarious young woman whose parents had emigrated from Pakistan. She had been raised in...
U.K. Discusses Criminalization Of Forced Marriages
DAVID STRINGER 10/10/11 01:19 PM ET
LONDON — Forcing someone into marriage could be made a criminal act under possible changes to British law, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.
Alongside moves aimed at cracking down on...
WASHINGTON: A US-based Sikh community advocacy group has sought UN intervention to persuade India to pass a law for separate registration of Sikh marriages.
Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) Wednesday submitted a memorandum to UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Heiner Bielefeldt...
This isn't a topic per say on Homosexuality and Sikhism ( as I know there are a ton of discussions on here already) but I'm interested to know if a same sex Sikh couple, who are in a committed and faithful relationship can get married in a Gurdwara? Apologies if there is a thread on this...
Scores of forced marriages are Kent's "secret shame" claims campaigner
Hundreds of victims of forced marriages are suffering in silence in Kent, according to a charity dedicated to exposing the county’s "secret shame".
The Karma Nirvana organisation has reported a 52 per cent increase in...
Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh.
I have this question in my mind for so long and I wanted to get the right answers. I have heard a lot that it's not us who find a partner, it depends on "sanjog" that God has already made these planning for us with whom we will get married and all...
After ‘Honor Killing’ it is ‘Forced Teen Marriage’
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Indian Weekender India correspondents
Close on the heels of the “honour killing” label that the mainstream New Zealand media gave Indians following the alleged homicide in the Waikato, it is now squarely accusing the...
As many as 50 underage New Zealand girls a year are being forced into marriages by Sikh and Muslim religious leaders who abuse a loophole in the Marriage Act to get away with it.
A respected ethnic women's group, Shakti Community Council, is making the claim this week as it launches a media...
Hi, basically I'm a sikh boy who wears a pakta and follows the rules of sikhi
but I've got a girlfriend who is mixed race but is athiest. I was wondering if its wrong for me to be in a relationship with her tho she respects sikhs and their religion to the fullest she does not care that i have...
Inter-religious marriages in Gurdwaras
Sikh Reht Maryada
THE CODE OF SIKH CONDUCT AND CONVENTIONS
Anand Sanskar : (Sikh Matrimonial Ceremony and Conventions)
(b) A Sikh's daughter must be married to a Sikh.
(k) Persons professing faiths...
4 in 10 1st marriages end in divorce: report
Vanier Institute of the Family
Mon Oct 4, 1:29 PM
The traditional definition of family is changing in Canada, with 4 in 10 first marriages ending in divorce, according to a new study.
For the first time in Canadian history, there are more...
White bloke in a relationship with a Sikh girl, without her family knowing
Good afternoon all.
I am new to this site and this is my first thread, so please be kind.
Right where do I begin.
I've been dating this girl for around 6 months now, but we've had to keep our relationship secret from...
relationship or marriage