Are Sikhs Hindus?

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Question: Are Sikhs Hindus? – 10 Ways Sikhism Differs From Hinduism

Attempts by radical Hindu groups to consign Sikhs to their caste system have made them a potential political target in India sometimes resulting in violence. Many Sikh immigrants are from North India where the national language is Hindi, the native name for the country Hindustan and the national religion is Hinduism. Although Sikhs with turbans and beards have a distinct appearance, people in Western countries who come in contact with Sikhs from India may assume that they are Hindus.

Are Sikhs Hindus?


No. Sikhs are not Hindus. Sikhism rejects many aspects of Hinduism.

Sikhism is a distinct religion having a unique scripture, principles, code of conduct guidelines, intiation ceremony and appearance developed over three centuries by ten gurus, or spiritual masters.

10 Ways Sikhism Differs From Hinduism

1. Origin:

  • Sikhism originated in Punjab, in what is…

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