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Sikh activists lay on railway tracts to stp trains during Punjab Bandh [November 01, 2014]

Amritsar shuts down completely during Punjab bandh even after arrests of Sikh activists

Amritsar, Punjab: Latest reports from Amritsar says that city witnessed complete shut down today. It is notable that the city police arrested up around 60 Sikh activists including All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF) chief Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, Sikh genocide survivor Bibi Jagdish Kaur while they were heading towards Amritsar railway station around 4:30 am.

The 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms Remembered: Exhibition Open Day at Wiener Library, London

London, UK: The genocidal pogroms against the Sikh people in India in November 1984 left thousands dead. In many of the outer areas of the capital, New Delhi, whole neighbourhoods were wiped out. Women were raped in large numbers. Senior politicians of the Congress (I) party led mobs, assisted by the police and administration.

U.S. justice department releases Punjabi Anti-Bullying Guide

Washington, DC: The U.S. Department of Justice has released a new Punjabi-language fact sheet to help Sikh American parents protect their children against school bullying.

US based group criticizes India for continued denial of justice to victims 1984 Sikh genocide

New York/ New Delhi: US based human rights and advocacy group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has criticized Indian government’s decision to give Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the Sikh genocide 1984 victims, saying compensation cannot be a substitute to the prosecution of the perpetrators.

Dilli Dushman Bann Gyi Singh Srdaran Di – Delhi 1984 song by Harbhajan Mann on 30th anniversary of Sikh Genocide

Chandigarh/ Punjab: Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann has released a song dedicated to 30th anniversary of the Sikh Genocide 1984. In a brief shot before the song Harbhajan Mann said that the voices for justice will continue to be raised till the justice is delivered.

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Thousands call for justice for victims of 1984 Sikh massacres; Amnesty campaign supported by more than 88K

New Delhi, India: An official release by Amnesty International India received by the Sikh Siyasat News says: [o]ver 80,000 people across India have supported an Amnesty International India campaign calling for the Indian government to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs in the days following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.

Punjab Bandh Latest: Peermohmad, Bibi Jagdish Kaur, others arrested; Police lathi-charge Sikhsin Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Latest news updates related to 1 November Punjab bandh call reveals that the Punjab police crackdown to defuse Punjab Bandh call has resulted in arrest of Karnail Singh Peermohmad (President, AISSF), Bibi Jagdish Kaur (victim, survivor and witness of Sikh genocide 1984) Bibi Majit Kaur (Head of Bhai Fauja Singh Trust) besides dozens other Sikh activists.

Punjab Bandh: Under pressure from Hindutva forces Badal govt. arrests Sikh activists, genocide victims

Amritsar, Punjab: The Punjab police has reportedly launched arrest drive to defuse Punjab Bandh call by AISSF and other Sikh bodies to protest against denial of justice to the victims of November 1984 Sikh Genocide. Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) sources revealed that the Punajb police has arrested Sikh activitsts and victims/ survivors of Sikh Genocide 1984 in wake of 1 November Punjab Bandh (Punjab Shut Down) call.

Bhai Satwant Singh's brother Wariam Singh Aghwan honored at Akal Takht Sahib

Sikhs mark martyrdom day of Shaheed Beant Singh; BJP leader Lakshami Kanta Chawla objects

Amritsar, Punjab: An annual function at Gurdwara Jhanda Bunga Sahib, near Akal Takht Sahib, in Darbar Sahib complex marked 30th martyrdom day of Shaheed Beant Singh who had laid his life to punish Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi for her offensive against the Sikh nation.

AISSF claims to have witnesses against Amitabh Bachchan, gives call to boycott his shows

Amritsar, Punjab: Troubles for Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan grows further on Wednesday after All India Sikh Students Federation (Peermohammad) not only demanded to book a criminal case against the star for allegedly raising provocative slogan on October 31st , 1984 but also appealed to people to boycott his TV shows and films.

Karnail Singh Peermohammad, Bhai Mohkam Singh, Bibi Jagdish Kaur and others addressing media persons during press conference [File Photo]

Sikhs want Justice, not compensation: End impunity, punish culprits of 1984 Sikh genocide

Amritsar, Punjab: Narendra Modi government’s calculated step to announce enhance compensation for 3325 victim families whole family members were killed in November 1984 massacre of Sikhs in Delhi, has failed to convince the Sikh community and the victims and survivors of the genocide.

Arvind Kejriwal demands SIT to probe Sikh carnage 1984 related cases

New Delhi, India: While welcoming the Government of India's decision to give Rs five lakh each to next of kin of 3,325 victims of November 1984 Sikh carnage Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal demanded setting up of a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to ensure a thorough probe into the cases.

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ECI issues show cause to BJP govt. for announcing enhanced compensation to Sikh victims of 1984 genocide

New Delhi, India: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has reportedly sought explanation from the BJP government for deciding on a fresh compensation for victims of anti-Sikh pogrom victims during the model code of conduct because of by-polls in the three assembly segments in Delhi.

Black Money Issue: Central govt. submits List with over 600 names of foreign account holders in SCI

New Delhi: The Central government of India today revealed the names of more than 600 Swiss Bank account holders who are reportedly holding the "black money". The government reportedly aubmitted a list of more than 600 black money account holders in a sealed envelope a day after the Supreme Court of India directed the Modi government to furnish the names of all individuals and entities in its possession who have accounts in overseas banks, legitimate or otherwise.

SCI says “Sorry, we are not interested” on release plea of Nalini, imprisoned for last 23 years

New Delhi, India: The Supreme Court of India today dismissed the plea of Nalini, who is undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating the Centre's approval for her release and that of six other convicts. "Sorry, we are not interested," a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and justices M B Lokur and A K Sikri said.

RSS-man Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as 10th CM of Haryana

Panchkula, Haryana: RSS-man Manohar Lal Khattar became Haryana's first chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he took oath at a ceremony held at Panchkula on Sunday. Khattar is the 10th chief minister of the state, which was created November 1, 1966.

Pre-poll communal violence becoming a pattern: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, India: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvinder Kejriwal has said that “[p]re-poll communal violence is becoming a pattern”. He did not name any party but said that “vested political interests” were behind the incidents of “pre-poll” violence. He said so while answering a question posed by Rajdeep Sardesi to the Aam Aadmi Party in relation to incidents of recent clashes between Hindu and Muslim communities in Delhi's Tirlokpuri area.

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Yasin Mailk arrested for poll-boycott campaign in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir state authorities today arrested pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik for leading a campaign to boycott assembly elections scheduled to be ...

Rajoana opposes Punjab Bandh call and march to UN office on 30th anniversary of Sikh Genocide 1984

Patiala, Punjab: Where as various Sikh bodies are urging people to support programs planned to mark 30th anniversary of Sikh genocide 1984, death row convict and Sikh prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana has opposed Nov. 01 Punjab Bandh call and Nov. 03 program to submit memorandum to the United Nations' office.

Rajiv-Longowal accord irrelevant, says Badal Dal

Jalandhar: Even as Punjab BJP is insisting on resolving the long-pending issue of Punjab in accordance with the Rajiv-Longowal accord, which includes transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab and looking into the blacklist of Sikhs, its alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal now feels that the accord is no longer relevant.

Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh [File Photo]

Committee of Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh to appoint Chief of Gurdwara Elections Commission

New Delhi, India: A committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will choose the next Chief Commissioner for Gurdwara elections, slated to be held in September 2016.

Punjab BJP to seek “sympathetic, open minded review” of Blask List of Sikhs

Jalandhar, Punjab: Punjab BJP will be taking up the issue of "sympathetic and open minded review" of Black List of Sikhs with its central leadership and will pursue the issue further in its attempt to engage with the contentious issues of Punjab and Sikhs.

Tirlokpuri violence 2014

Hindu-Muslim clashes erupt in Delhi’s Trilokpuri area; Initial reports point toward former BJP MLA

Amritsar, Punjab: Clashes between Hindus and Muslims are reported from India’s capital Delhi. The communal clashes reportedly began in Trilokpuri area on Friday (Oct. 24) ...

Indian paramilitary (CRPF) invokes Bollywood “Kick” to induce Tribals in Naxal/Maoist region

Chhattisgarh, India: Indian paramilitary force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPC) has decided to screen Bollywood Movies for tribal people in areas under Naxalite/ Maoist influence. Reaching out to tribals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, CRPF has launched screening Hindi movies in Indian state's efforts to being people from the remote backward region to the (so-called) mainstream of India.