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Sikh Identity Upheld!

July 6, 2016

‍In yet another victory for our coalition, South Asian Histories For All, the IQC voted to support the Sikh religion’s founding principle of resistance to caste and Brahmanism.

The Hindu nationalist lobby had gone as far as trying to rewrite the origin story of the Sikh religion. They erased the fact that Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism was a social reformer who challenged the authority of Brahmins and the caste order.

To erase Guru Nanak’s repudiation of caste is to erase one of the core reasons for the founding of the Sikh religion.