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Punjab: Nihang Sikhs And Radha Soami Followers Clash In Amritsar, 11 Injured

A group of Nihangs wanted to enter the Radha Soami sect's land to graze their cattle. However, the followers of Dera Radha Soami objected to it and denied them entry, leading to heated arguments and the clash.

04 September 2022

One Month Later: A Nihang Sikh And A Journalist Discuss The Lynching At Singhu Border

To understand issues such as Beadbi and the caste angle (given the deceased was a Dalit) Outlook spoke with two people - Gurjeet Singh, a Nihang Sikh and a local priest, and Kamaldeep Singh Brar, a political journalist - to...


Nihangs: All You Need To Know About This Sikh Sect

Despite growing power of the Sikh misls (fighting units) in the 18th century, the Akali Nihang bands continued to renounce power and cultivated self-discipline and austerity.


Clash erupted in Patiala over anti-Khalistan March on Friday

Curfew Imposed In Patiala After Clash Erupts Over Anti-Khalistan March, 4 Injured

The clash took place between the members of a group who identified themselves as Shiv Sena and some Sikh activists near Kali Mata temple. They came face to face and hurled stones at each other.

29 April 2022

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

As the murder at Singhu border put the Nihangs in news, the warrior creed thrives at the symbol-laden chhaonis. Their austerity, discipline and martial history evoke both respect and fear.


Singhu Border Lynching: Three Accused 'Nihang' Sent To Custody, Two SITs To Probe Case

Haryana police sought remand of the accused on the ground that they have to reconstruct the scene of the crime, recover clothes that the accused wore at the time of the incident, and interrogate them in depth about the...

17 October 2021

Lakhbir's sister Raj Kaur

Unanswered Questions From Singhu Lynching

Destitute family of Lakhbir Singh, lynched for blasphemy in October last year, pin hope on the new Punjab government.

21 March 2022

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Singhu Border Lynching: Second Nihang Sikh Arrested, Victim's Family Demands High-Level Probe

Narain Singh, the second Nihang Sikh arrested, claimed he had informed the police that he was surrendering.

16 October 2021

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16 October 2021
Police Made Second Arrest On Singhu Border Lynching Case

Police Made Second Arrest On Singhu Border Lynching Case

The body of Lakhbir Singh, a labourer from Punjab's Tarn Taran district, was found on Friday tied to a barricade at the Delhi-Haryana border, where the...


16 October 2021
Singhu Border Lynching: BJP Says ‘Anarchists’ Behind Farmer Protests Need To Be Exposed

Singhu Border Lynching: BJP Says ‘Anarchists’ Behind Farmer Protests Need To Be Exposed

BJP's IT cell chief Amit Malviya said ‘anarchists behind these protests in the name of farmers need to be exposed’.


15 October 2021
Lynching, Chopping Off Hand Was 'Punishment' For 'Desecrating' Holy Book: Nihang

Lynching, Chopping Off Hand Was 'Punishment' For 'Desecrating' Holy Book: Nihang

Hours after the macabre crime, a man wearing the blue robes of the Sikhs’ Nihang order appeared before the media, claiming that he had 'punished' the victim...


15 October 2021
SKM Leaders Doubt Conspiracy Behind Lynching Of Man At Singhu Border, Demand Probe

SKM Leaders Doubt Conspiracy Behind Lynching Of Man At Singhu Border, Demand Probe

The umbrella body of 40 farm unions spearheading the farmers' agitation against the Centre's three agri laws also demanded a thorough probe into the matter and...


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