Since Sikhi was founded, its adherents in India have faced persecution from Mughal emperors, Hindu kings and the British Raj.Thirty years ago, thousands were killed by Indian troops in an anti-separatist attack on its Golden Temple, and in the pogroms that followed the retaliatory assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
On 7 August 2015, in west London, a British Sikh bride and her Polish Christian groom sat together and absorbed the religious blessings at their wedding ceremony.
That’s reserved for those of the Sikh faith.” Others say this attitude ignores Sikh history.
Amandeep Madra, co-founder of the UK Punjab Heritage Association, says that, until recently “Sikh traditions were highly pluralistic, with a willingness to learn and coexist with other concordant traditions.
He was the first of 10 gurus (teachers) who left behind their collective wisdom in the holy scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, also known as “The Living Guru”.
In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji decided to give Sikhs a visual identity to distinguish them from others.