Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 01.22.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

May 21,2007
India's Sikhs outraged by sect leader
by UPI

NEW DELHI - A religious sect leader has been accused of impersonating a revered Sikh guru, setting off deadly riots in India's Punjab state.

Last week the sect Dera Sacha Sauda placed a newspaper advertisement that Sikhs the advertisement showed sect leader Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh impersonating Sikhism's 10th and last guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Dera Sacha Sauda, which said it considers all religions are the same, claims it is a non-profit group involved in social work.

In the riots that followed in Punjab and neighboring Haryana state, one person died and more than 50 others were injured, reports Britain's The Independent.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, himself a Sikh, appealed for calm. The government is concerned the issue shouldn't become an excuse to revive the fight for a separate Sikh homeland that had rocked India in the past.

"Impersonating a Sikh guru always runs the risk of outraging even the most moderate of Sikhs," an official of the Sikh Federation in Britain told The Independent.

Some Sikh leaders and clergy demanded the closure of all campuses of the sect in Punjab. Other media reports said the Sikh leadership rejected regrets expressed by the sect chief over the controversy.

Copyright ©  2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1193 times read

Related news
India's Sikhs win apology from sect by UPI posted on May 28,2007

Separatist Sikh leader Chauhan dies by UPI posted on Apr 11,2007

India shoe-thrower released without charge by UPI posted on Apr 07,2009

Temple linked to terrorists still active by UPI posted on Feb 04,2008

Jersey Sikh teen's turban set on fire by UPI posted on May 13,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 1 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?