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Is there any conspiracies to enlist Darbar Sahib on UNESCO Heritage list?

Rumours are making around amongst Sikh circles worldwide that there were efforts to enlisting Darbar Sahib on UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World heritage sites list. Its being said that SGPC is plotting conspiracies to get Sri Darbar Sahib enlisted in UNESCO’s heritage list.

Punjab government is biased against release of Sikh political prisoners

I can only say Badal Dal and his family; Punjab Government, Punjab Police and the civil Administration are biased against the release of Sikh political prisoners. Expecting recommendation for premature release of Sikh political prisoners from Punjab Government is like expecting milk from a bull.

[Special Talk]: Understanding thought patterns favouring & opposing portrayal of Sikh Gurus in Films like Nanak Shah Fakir and Chaar Sahibzaade

Sikh Siyasat’s host Baljeet Singh conducted a discussion with prominent sikh thinker Sr. Ajmer Singh from Chandigarh and Sr. Harkanwal Singh from Surrey, Canada, regarding the principled legitimacy of the controversial movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in the light of Sikh philosophy.

SNP leader gives backing to Sikh manifesto at meeting with Sikh Federation (UK)

The Sikh Federation (UK) and representatives of the Sikh community from Glasgow and Edinburgh met earlier this week in Edinburgh with Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister in Scotland and the Scottish National Party Leader to discuss the Sikh Manifesto.

Sikhs outraged after Dera premi committed sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib

A saroop of Guru Granth Sahib Ji was reportedly disrespected in Chakk 3 MOD area of Hanumangarh by a person named Shankar Bavri. The accused is a follower of dera Sauda, a Sirsa based anti-Sikh cult. The accused was booked by local Police under charges of religious sentiments under section 295 A.

Nanak Shah Fakir film still being screened in Surrey Cinemas

Sikhs organized massive protest after Surrey Cinema found screening Nanak Shah Fakir movie

Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside a cinema hall on April 26 evening, as the cinema has holding screening of controversial Nanak Shah Fakir movie. The movie, which attempts to portray Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Ji, was released on April 17 despite massive opposition from the Sikh masses. Film producer Harinder Sikka later announced to withdraw the movie on April 21.

Nanak Shah Fakir film still being screened in Surrey, Sikhs demonstrate outside Strawberry Hills Cinemas

Surrey, Canada: Despite announcement of worldwide withdrawal of controversial Nanak Shah Fakir film on April 21, the movie is still being screened in a cinema ...

Sikh Coalition trains TSA employees on Sikhi and Sikh air travelers’ rights

Earlier this week, the Sikh Coalition trained over 100 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees, including security officers, on Sikhism and Sikh air travelers’ rights during the screening process. The organization’s Operations Manager Balbir Singh and Legal Fellow, Attorney Katie Mallon conducted eight in-person training sessions over two days at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. These trainings were also available through a live webcast and recorded to be used as part of a nationwide TSA webinar.

Earthquake in Nepal caused massive destruction and loss of human lives

Delhi Sikh body extends humanitarian aid to earthquake hit Nepal and Bihar

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) reportedly held an emergency meeting to discuss the call for humanitarian aid for earthquake hit Nepal and Bihar. A press release by DSGMC says that it was decided in the meeting to organise 'langar' in earth quake struck Nepal and Bihar.

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara body to send Langar (food) for Nepal’s earthquake hit people

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (DSGMC) today announced to send 'Langar' (free food) as part of humanitarian aid to earthquake hit areas of Nepal. It is notable that Nepal was hit by an 7.9 scale earthquake, which left more than a thousand dead.

Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa released by police

Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa released by police

In an exclusive update shared through social networking website Facebook, Bibi Mandeep Kaur Dhillon, the daughter of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa (on hunger strike since January 16) and sister of Ravinderjit Singh Gogi (a U.S. citizen indefinitely detained in India, without arraignment, since February 26), writes

CRPP delegation met President of India on political prisoners issue

Representatives of Committee for the release of political prisoners (CRPP) comprising various Sikh bodies yesterday (on April 23) met President of India and sought the release of the prisoners who have completed their maximum term in prison.

Understanding thought patterns favouring & opposing portrayal of Sikh Gurus in Films like Nanak Shah Fakir and Chaar Sahibzaade


Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's struggle continues

CRPP delegation met President of India on political prisoners issue

Representatives of Committee for the release of political prisoners (CRPP) comprising various Sikh bodies yesterday (on April 23) met President of India and sought the release of the prisoners who have completed their maximum term in prison.

Full text of Yogendra Yadav’s letter in reply to show cause notice by AAP disciplinary committee

I received your "Show Cause Notice" around midnight on the 17th. Frankly, I have been in a dilemma on whether to respond to this communication. On the one hand it appears part of a pre-scripted drama where the outcome is already decided and well-known. Participating in this drama could only legitimize it, I am told.

Kashmiri Youth’s killing: Hurriyat approaches NHRC to urge probe

Hurriyat Conference has reportedly filed a petition before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking its investigation in Budgam Incident in which a class 9 student Suhail Ahmad Sofi was shot dead by a CRPF constable following instructions from ASI Manzoor Ahmad. Hurriyat has demanded for suspension of the accused cops and prosecution in civil court in the petition.

Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Shazia Ilmi and Prashant Bhushan appear as co-accused

Delhi Chief Minister and Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia today appeared before a local court here in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by former union minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit Sibal.

Demand for Ban on Nanak Shah Fakir Movie: Delhi Govt. forward concerns to L-G

Controversial movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ might come under hammer in Delhi following the two months delay on its release in Punjab and Chandigarh. Various Sikh organizations united under the banner of United Sikh Mission (USM) are active to compel Delhi Government to ban the release of this movie.

AAP expels founding leaders

Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar & Ajit Jha expelled from Aam Aadmi Party

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) last night (April 20) expelled it’s founding leaders Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha for alleged anti-party activities and “gross indiscipline”. They were served a show-cause notice two days back, to which three leaders, except Ajit Jha, had replied in writing.

Resolution indicting Indian govt for Nov 84 killings in California state assembly: Dal Khalsa appreciates and thanks members of the assembly

Dal Khalsa today appreciated and thanked members of the assembly of California state of the US for expressing solidarity with aggrieved Sikh community and holding Indian government officials responsible for failing to prevent the killings of Sikhs in Nov 1984 and urging New Delhi to admit its culpability.

Full Text of Prashant Bhushan’s reply to Aam Aadmi Party’s show cause notice

I received your “show cause Notice” at around 11 pm on the 17th. The emergency in the party to deal with it is reflected in your asking me to respond by 6 pm yesterday. It is indeed remarkable and ironic that you along with Ashish Khetan and Dinesh Vaghela have sent this notice to us, styling yourself as the “National Disciplinary Committee”.

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Reins of J&K govt are always in the hands of New Delhi: Sikh body reacts to cold-blooded murder of Kashmiri youth

Dal Khalsa today strongly condemned the cold blooded killing of a teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in the firing by security forces and registration of case under sedition charges against Kashmir's veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Ludhiana MLA Simarjit Bains, 29 others, charged with attempt to murder (s. 307); Sent to 14 days judicial custody

Arrested Ludhiana MLA Simarjit Singh Bains was reportedly sent to judicial custody for 14 days along with his 29 supporters. He, along with his arrested supporters, now faces charges of attempt to murder under section 307 of the IPC (attempt to murder).

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Now Sukhbir Badal visits hospital to see Gurdaspur Shiv Sena leader Harminder Soni

Amritsar, Punjab: Following the visit of CM Parkash Badal and DGP Sumedh Saini, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal today reached Escorts Fortis Hospital ...

AAP’s Talwandi Sabo Conference: SIT, Farmers’ Issues remain in focus

Aam Aadmi Party held its first political conference at Talwandi Sabo (Bathinda) on the occasion of Vasakhi. The party leaders targeted the trend of nepotism prevailing in Punjab politics from decades.