Let it come clean and say yes we let down Afzal Guru
and having failed to defend him we are now shedding crocodile tears.
Reacting to Abdullah's statement, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Monday that Guru
's case fell in the rarest of rare category and that the President took the decision to reject his mercy plea in his own wisdom.
The massive project to compile Guru
Granth Sahib, which has hymns from some of the ten Sikh gurus
, was undertaken by the fifth guru
of the Sikhs, Guru
He said the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, a longstanding desire of the community, was a welcome step particularly in view of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru
Nanak to be observed on Nov 6 this year.
Jaswinder Singh in his address talked about major contemporary events during the life time of Guru
Nanak Dev and enlightened the audience about life, teachings and principles of Guru
Nanak Dev Ji.
" He added, Guru
Nanak healed people during his life time and we wanted to send message that his legacy can still continue to heal people and spread love in this part of the world."Bilal A.
The event's schedule included a video presentation on Guru
Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus
Farooq Haider said the Kashmir freedom movement did not weaken through hanging of Guru
, rather it picked a momentum.
Purnima celebrations are generally spread over two - three days but this year the festival was "curtailed" because of the lunar eclipse on the night of 27th July.
The victims' families insist that the guru
and his followers are behind these attacks - an allegation he denies.
PESHAWAR -- Hundreds of Sikhs from different parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa gathered in Peshawar over the weekend to celebrate the 549th birthday of Baba Guru
Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, with religious fervour.
A CONTROVERSIAL Indian spiritual guru
has been jailed for 20 years for raping two female followers.