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1An armed parade, especially of Sikhs.
- So we were not the targets of the Sikh jathas [armed bands] who'd ambushed the train.
- Up to now, Sikhs forces were divided into 65 jathas. Nawab Kapur singh reorganised them into Eleven bands, each of course with its own name, flag and leader.
- The AISAD local unit has requested the SGPC to review its decision of not sending Sikh jathas to Pakistan.
1.1A long march, usually aimed at spreading a message.
- They walked up to the Gandhi statue near Rajendra Maidan in a jatha and paid their tributes.
- The children came to the darbar at 6.45 am, and one of the jathas led the recitation of Japji Sahib.
- A world peace jatha was taken out here on Sunday to mark world Scouts centenary celebration.
From Punjabi, from Hindi jāthā.
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