Wednesday, 6 July, 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

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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