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Why we are called Sikhs? Sikh name to Sikh religion which Guru Ji gave. I am Sikh since generations. I am proud of being a Sikh. Sikhism is the best modern and progressive religion. Non Sikhs ask me and I want answers for the following questions. 1. Which Guru Ji started Sikh religion? 2. In which year Guru Ji started Sikh religion? 3. At which place Guru Ji started Sikh religion? 4. In which place and year Guru Ji declared that my religion name is “Sikh” 5. In which place and year which Guru Ji declared that my religion is a separate from others, and it is a separate Kaum also. If any Guru Ji made Sikhs a separate Kaum (nation) he must have written in SGGS. 6. Is our Sikh religion a religion or Kaum(nation) While answering please mention name of book and page, edition year etc. I tried very hard to find answers to these questions from old Janam Sakhis, Panth Prakash, Gur bilas, Suraj Prakash, Guru Granth Sahib, Bhai Gurdas Ji and Dasam Granth also. But no where it is written about my questions. Please do not quote from Modern history books. Please help me.
Amritsar: Six Nihang Singhs were injured while one of them is in a serious condition, after exchange of gun shots during an altercation between two groups of the sect at an annual event here. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Parmpal Singh said the incident occurred when 70 groups of ‘Nihangs’, consisting of over 2,000 participants from all over Punjab, were taking part in a horse race and displaying tricks on horse back. Every year, as per Sikh community tradition, on the next day of Diwali, ‘Nihangs‘ gather in open ground of Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj to display their Gatka skills to public while moving on the back of horse carrying weapons, Singh said. The situation turned ugly today when two groups of ‘Nihangs’ from Ludhiana indulged in heated arguments during horse race and opened gun fire at each other injuring six, one of them seriously, he said. Heavy police force was deployed keeping in view of display of fire arms, including weapons by Sikh outfits. The moment gun shots were fired, police swung into action and overpowered all the accused involved in the crime from both sides, he said. He said more than twelve ‘Nihangs’ have been arrested, including key accused Sher Singh and Pritam Singh from different groups of the sects. Source: http://singhstation.net/2014/10/tarna-dal-nihang-singhs-clash-amid-bandi-chhorh-nagar-kirtan-6-injured/