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Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal

After decades of ‘relationship’ with Hindutva, Now Badal ‘re-realizes’ that Sikhs have a distinct identity

Threat to the Sikh identity is apparent and real in India as the Hindutva forces are hell-bent to assimilate the Sikhs to Hindu fold, but Badals are known for playing petty politics on this sensitive and serious issue.

Gurdwara Sahib in Brussels (Belgium) may have re-opened, but restrictions are unacceptable: Sikh Federation UK

Pointing towards the restrictions placed on Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib by Belgian authorities, as reported in the Belgian Newspapers, Sikh Federation General Secretary Gurjeet Singh said: “Gurdwara in Brussels may have re-opened, but restrictions are unacceptable”.

Belgian Gurdwara Sahib reopens after over 7 weeks enforced closure; Sikh Council UK welcomes move

Belgium: Sikh Council UK has welcomed the reopening of Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Vilvoorde, Belgium following a period of over seven weeks enforced closure.

Sikh body strongly condemned massacre of School children in Peshawar (Pakistan)

Strongly condemning the attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 132 kids were slaughtered, Dal Khalsa said there is never a justification for such killings and must condemned by all.

Gurpreet Singh Khalsa, Ravinder Singh released from Nabha Jail after acquittal in Shingar Cinema blast case

In wake of court order two of the acquitted Sikhs namely Gurpreet Singh Khalsa and Ravinder Singh were released from Maximum Security Jail, Nabha at around 8 pm on December 16.

Harminder Singh Mintoo

Nabha police gets 3 days police remand of Bhai Harminder Singh Mintoo in a 2010 case

A Nabha court yesterday (Dec. 17) sent Bhai Harminder Singh Mintoo on police remand till December 20, 2014 in a case related to FIR number 7 of 2010 at Police Station Nabha Sadar. This FIR was registered under sections 4 and 5 of Explosives Act and sections 15, 16, 18 and 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Nanaksar Samparda behind latest move to revert Nanakshahi calendar to Bikrami: Dal Khalsa

Adding a new dimension to the on-going calendar controversy, the Dal Khalsa has claimed that Nanaksar Samparda was pressing upon the Badal family to revert Nanakshahi to Bikrami calendar.

“I trust you. Do you know what I mean? … I trust you Sikhs”

He then questioned ‘you're Sikhs, aren't you?’, to which we replied ‘yes’. He then went on to state ‘my dad was serving with Sikhs in Burma and India. He always told me that he trusted the Sikhs. I trust you, do you know what I mean? I trust you Sikhs’. He then gave us a firm handshake and walked away.

Jodhpur Incident SIT Report page 1

Copy of Punjab police report on Jodhpur (Tarn Taran) incident

Punjab Police’s special investigation team has granted ‘clean chit’ to the followers of controversial Noormehal Dera called Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) in a case related to act of arson in a Jodhpur Gurdwara Sahib and burning a saroops of Guru Granth Sahib. The incident had taken place on December 01.

Punjab police SIT gives ‘clean chit’ to Noormehal Dera followers in Jodhpur incident

Punjab Police’s special investigation team has granted ‘clean chit’ to the followers of controversial Noormehal Dera called Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) in a case related to act of arson in a Jodhpur Gurdwara Sahib and burning a saroops of Guru Granth Sahib. The incident had taken place on December 01.

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur addressing media outside Ludhiana court complex [A File Photo]

Shingar Bomb Blast Case 2007: All three Sikhs acquitted by Ludhiana Court

A Ludhiana court today announced decision in Shingar Bomb Blast Case of 2007. The court acquitted all three Sikhs who were framed by the Punjab police in this case.

Navjot Sidhu faced protests in Jammu over Gurbani distortion

Former Amritsar MP and Hindutva outfit Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Navjot Sidhu faced protests in Jammu during one of his recent election rallies. Sikh youth groups protested against ‘Sikh face’ of Hindutva forces and showed Navjot Sidhu black flags while raising slogans against him.

On Increased Hindutva RSS activities in Punjab [Sikh Historian Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon] PART I

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Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal

After decades of ‘relationship’ with Hindutva, Now Badal ‘re-realizes’ that Sikhs have a distinct identity

Threat to the Sikh identity is apparent and real in India as the Hindutva forces are hell-bent to assimilate the Sikhs to Hindu fold, but Badals are known for playing petty politics on this sensitive and serious issue.

Opposition slams, Hindutva bodies support UP Gov. Ram Naik’s remark on Ram Temple

Even as the row over alleged forced re-conversions of Muslims in to Hinduism continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today stirred another controversy by saying that a ‘Ram temple’ in Ayodhya should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of the people of India".

Modi plays two different tones in two rallies, Jammu – and – Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi played two different tones in two different rallies - one in Jammu and the other one in Kashmir. On December 08, in Jammu, Narendra Modi decried its neglect, hailed its patriotic people and focused on the pride and prestige of the region. The Tribune noted that there were two different emotional and political tones of Narendra Modi at two different venues.

Hindutva activities on the rise in Punjab: Rashtriya Sikh Sangat state head meets fromer MP Rajdev Singh Khasla

Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has revived it’s controversial wing called ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’. ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’ state head Gurbachan Singh Mokha recently met former Member Parliament Advocate Rajdev Singh Khasla at his Barnala based residence.

ABP Sanjha shuts down operations as Badal controlled cable tv refused to accommodate channel

Chandigarh: A Punjabi news channel ‘ABP Sanjha’ yesterday announced shut down after it failed to get space over FastWay a cable tv network controlled by Punjab’s ruling regime. ABP Sabha, a venture of ABP (Abhinav Bharti Patrika), was started in 2012.

Navjot Sidhu

Stones hurled on Hindutva propagandist, BJP leader, Navjot Sidhu’s car in Jammu

Former BJP MP Navjot Sidhu faced wrath of some local youth at Bhor Camp on the outskirts of Jammu city today. Hindtuva propagandist Navjot Sidhu was campaigning in the Bhor camp area for the party candidate from Gandhi Nagar Assembly segment, Kavinder Gupta, when some unknown persons hurled stones and bricks at his vehicle.

RSS Punjab chief launches offensive against Sikhs; Says ‘Sikhs are part of Hindus’

Hindutva forces have unleashed their fascist agenda aiming at assimilating or eliminating distinct identities in India in favor of Hindutva. To fulfill ominous ‘desire’ of Hindutva forces to assimilate the Sikh religion into to Hindutva fold, Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has revived it’s ‘anti-Sikh’ body called ‘Rashtriya Sikh Sangat’.

Jodhpur Incident: Punjab Govt. announces closure of Noormehal Dera’s branch; Forms probe panel

Sikh bodies held a mass gathering at village Jodhpur near Tarn Taran where a srrop of Guru Granth Sahib was burnt by Noormehal Dera followers on December 01. The gathering was called to ensure closure of controversial Dera’s Tarn Taran based branch and arrest of culprits who had burnt saroop of Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

A Catholic Church gutted in Fire Delhi

Catholic Church gutted in fire in Delhi: Church authorities see attempt to trigger communal polarization

New Delhi, India: A prominent Catholic church in northeast Delhi’s Dilshad Garden was gutted in a major fire Monday (Dec. 01) morning, prompting allegations of arson and foul play.

Baba Daduwal, Partap Bajwa meet Harish Rawat about Gurdwara Gian Godari Sahib

Sikh preacher Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal reportedly met Uttrakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat in recent days. Baba Daduwal who was accompanied by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa, demanded the reconstruction of Gurdwara Gian Godri Sahib in Haridwar. The historic Gurdwara Sahib was demolished by Hindu mobs during November 1984 Sikh Genocide.

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Hindtuva bodies’ proposed program at Aligarh Muslim University sparks controversy

Aligarh, UP, India: Zameer Uddin Shah, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has written to India’s minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani, warning of “massive student unrest” and a “probability of communal conflagration” if “certain elements” go ahead with their plan to commemorate the birthday of Raja Mahendra Pratap on the varsity campus on December 1.

UKD criticizes Mokam Singh and Zaffarwal for abandoning ‘Khalistan’ issue

London: UK based Sikh body United Khasla Dal (UKD) has slammed former Damdami Taksal speaker and president of newly formed United Akali Dal (UAD) for declaring that ‘Khalistan’ was not an agenda for their newly formed political party.