The letter, written by Guru
at 6.25am on February 9, about an hour before he was hanged, reads: " Respected family and all the believers, Asalam- u- alikum.
Reacting to Abdullah's interview to Headlines Today wherein he condemned Guru
's hanging, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "The interview given by Omar on Afzal Guru
's hanging is shocking.
He said previous governments many a times promised to establish Guru
Nanak University and a world class hotel in Hassanabdal but never fulfilled the promises.
Forests provide tremendous benefits and the majority of countries in the region desperately need this as we have seen disastrous deforestation here in recent decades, leading to many problems."Rajwant Singh, EcoSikh President in Washington welcomed this initiative in Pakistan and said, Guru
Nanak has given a clear message that we humans have a great deal to learn from nature.
Farooq Haider pointed out that ridiculously the Indian Supreme Court clearly admitted in its verdict that there was nothing wrong proven against Guru
but he was being hanged just to pacify the collective conscience of people of India.
Lord Shiva with his abode in the Himalayas is revered as the 'adi guru
Nanak was born in 1469 at Rai Bhoi KA<< TalvandA<< (present-day Nankana Sahib near Lahore in the Punjab).
The conviction sparked violent protests by the guru
's followers that left at least 38 people dead and hundreds injured.
The sentences were pronounced amid intense security at a prison in the northern Indian town of Rohtak where the guru
, who calls himself Dr Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, has been held since his conviction on Friday.
Amid Pak-India border tensions, Pakistan has issued 3316 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims to attend birthday celebrations of Baba Guru
Nanak Dev from 12-21 November.
Nanak Dev Ji was born in 1469, making 2016 his 547th birthday, in what is now the Punjab province of Pakistan, around 40 miles from the capital Lahore.
Alan Yip, Chairman of Guru
Online, said, "We are pleased that Mr.
By Naseer Ganai in Srinagar W ITH Congress legislators in Jammu and Kashmir recently apologising for the hanging of December 13 Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru
and the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) legislators justifying the resolution by independent MLA Engineer Rashid for Guru
's clemency, Rashid is set to test political parties in the upcoming Assembly session by bringing a resolution seeking the return of Guru
Calling it 'sacrilege', the Sikh clergy in Amritsar has issued a diktat to its global community not to buy copies of the Guru
Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, which is now being published in China and made available, online.
The readers of this weekly could've hardly have finished reading its previous issue that has done a comprehensive coverage on racism in India, here comes the birth anniversary of a great champion who took cudgels against racism and caste in India: Guru