Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Sikhs

Morphed video of cabinet panel discussion against Sikhs originated from Pakistan: Delhi Police

A senior police officer Saturday said that the video was actually of the cabinet committee meeting which took place on 9 December 2021, after the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat.

82% Sikh youth pray frequently, highly religious compared to others, shows CSDS-Lokniti survey

More than 80% Sikh respondents also support a ban on the making of comedy movies on religious leaders, as well as stand-up comedy on religion.

Off The Cuff with Conrad Kongkal Sangma

On this edition of ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma talks to Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and Angana Chakrabarti about the political...

Repeal effect felt in Uttarakhand, state’s Sikhs say they will no longer boycott BJP

Sikh leaders, however, said that this does not mean that they will necessarily vote for BJP but just that they will allow it to conduct party activities in Sikh-dominated areas.

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.

Boycott BJP or face music — Sikh farmer leaders in Uttarakhand warn community ahead of polls

Seething over Lakhimpur Kheri, Sikh farmer leaders say they will force community members to boycott BJP. But ruling party is unfazed, says will win community over before polls.

Look closer, Kashmir and Afghanistan attacks on minorities are copycat strategies

A gurudwara attacked in Kabul, a Pandit killed in Kashmir – all these are not the work of ‘free radicals’. They are tragedy replicated.

What’s the future of G-22 in the Congress? The answer is ‘Gloomy’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Who are the Sikhs of Lakhimpur Kheri? Tracing their history, origin, livelihood

Sikh families in the Terai region in Uttar Pradesh, of which Lakhimpur Kheri is a part, migrated to the region post Partition. Most of them practice farming.

IS-K behind killing of Sikh hakeem in Peshawar. Amarinder Singh calls it ‘brutal murder’

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condemned Satnam Singh’s murder in Peshawar and asked India’s MEA to intervene.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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.