Why in News?

  • On 3rd January 2020, there was an attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
  • Pakistan rejected the reports claiming that the Gurudwara was untouched and the “attack” was just a scuffle between locals.

Background

  • Gurudwara Nankana Sahib is also known as Gurudwara Janam Asthan.
  • It is the site where the first Guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak was Born.
  • Guru Nanak founded Sikhism in 1469 and was the first Sikh Guru.
  • He was succeeded by nine gurus
  • Guru Gobind Singh was the last guru of Sikhism.
  • In 1708, the guruship was passed on to the holy sikh scripture Guru Granth Shib. According to Sikh, the holy text is now the living Guru for the followers of Sikhism.
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