Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicNihangs

Topic: Nihangs

What is ‘beadbi’ or sacrilege in Sikhism, which sees Guru Granth Sahib as living Guru

Long-simmering controversies about ‘beadbi’ in Sikhism have come to the fore with several incidents over the past few years, including Saturday's lynching at Golden Temple.

Nihang Sikh, ‘honoured’ by Union Agri minister Tomar, wanted for attempt to murder of ‘71 war hero

Baba Aman Singh, who was presented with a siropa by Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar in July, is also an accused in a drugs hauls case involving 900 kg of ganja.    

Bihar poultry farm worker ‘attacked by Nihang at Singhu for not giving free hen’

The worker claims he was transporting hens from a poultry farm in his rickshaw when a 'Nihang baba' demanded a hen from him for free and beat him up when he refused.

The 3 granths in Sikhism & the debate surrounding Sarbloh Granth & Dasam Granth

The Nihangs, apart from venerating the Guru Granth Sahib, also hold in reverence the Sarbloh Granth and Dasam Granth. ThePrint explains the distinction between the three granths.

Punjab govt sets up SIT to probe if Lakhbir Singh was ‘lured’ to Singhu border 

The probe order comes on day when a video surfaces showing Lakhbir Singh being interrogated by Nihangs who allegedly killed him.  

Nihang tradition is rich. Don’t just view them through Singhu killing lens

Nihangs have a long history of staying away from any opposition against the ruling dispensation. It remains an enigma why they were at the farmers’ protests.

On Camera

YourTurn

Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane addressing the annual press conference on 12 January | ANI

Many good reasons to demilitarise Siachen. But India-Pakistan ties too torn to allow it

After 10 years, India has spoken about Siachen. Army chief General Naravane said that the country wasn’t opposed to demilitarisation of the glacier.

Why domestic consumers may not be enough to power India’s economy

The Covid pandemic has hollowed out India’s middle class by destroying 10 million manufacturing jobs. For the second time in history, self-reliance might prove to be a costly mistake.

Defence

File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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