As Bhai Ranjit Singh Dhandrianwale came to the San Jose gurudwara for his first of three programs on Friday Oct 5th he was welcomed by about 50 protestors that did not want the Diwan to take place. This later attracted 15 police men and woman. The protestors were requesting a sit down conversation with the parcharak from India and they stated that whenever Siri Guru Nanak Dev ji travelled there would always be open shabad vichar or conversation on what Is truth. Dhiandrianwale finished the diwan on Friday night but failed to show up for the scheduled Saturday night and Sunday morning diwan – without any announcements to the sangat. The protestors on Saturday night after Dhiandrianwale went on to say that whereever Dhiandrianwale will have diwans within the vicinity there will be 200-400 singhs demanding open dialogue shabad vichar that will be live-streamed and will not have a time limit. Dhiandrianwale finished the diwan on Friday night but failed to show up for the scheduled Saturday night and Sunday morning diwan – without any announcements to the sangat.
On November 2nd an American Sports Drama Film will be released named, “Tiger” Based on a true story of Pardeep Nagra, a practicing Sikh man who aspires to be a boxer but faces the hurdles of being banned from the sport of boxing due to his religious beliefs. The Sikh American continues to persevere and fight against the racial profiling, stereotypical threats, and pressure to change. Stay tuned next week when we interview the boxer himself, Pardeep Nagra.
Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) says it is targeting Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver to join some 100 cities worldwide where Sikhs will be polled in a non-binding referendum as part of a campaign dubbed “Referendum 2020.”
The group, which has branches in New York, Toronto and London, says it’s seeking to use the planned November 2020 referendum to assess the appetite for an independent Khalistan, before presenting its case for a binding referendum to the United Nations.
Sikhs in WW1 exhibition in Grand Rapids, Michigan event info at: www.mysimran.info
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