Sikhs Celebrate 300th Anniversary of the Khalsa

April 11, 1999

Source: The Washington Post

On April 11, 1999, The Washington Post published an article on the celebratory march of Sikhs on Saturday, April 10th along Constitution Avenue from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol for the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa. With approximately 25,000 Sikhs, the march was largely to celebrate the Sikh religion, but it also brought calls for an independent Sikh nation in the Punjab province of India.