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.
Amritsar, Punjab: Various Sikh bodies today called for a Punjab Bandh (Punjab shut down) on November 1 in protest against successive Indian governments' failure to provide justice to victims of Sikh genocide 1984.
Bhai Lakhwinder Singh, who is serving imprisonment for life in CM Beant Singh assassination case has been released on parole of 28 days from the Burail Jail. He was released on parole on October 30 for the second time after his arrest.
West Hartford, Connecticut: EcoSikh President Dr. Rajwant Singh exhorted the multi-faith audience of over 200 activists from all over the East Coast of United States to form a joint strategy on climate change. He gave the keynote address at the second Climate Stewardship Summit this month, an interreligious event hosted by the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN). Hundreds of people from the East Coast attended the event, which was a call to action and networking opportunity for faith-based climate activists.
Hollywood, California: Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has been summoned by Los Angeles Federal Court for instigating the 1984 call for violence against the Sikh community. Bachchan is accused of raising “blood for blood” slogan on 31st October 1984 after Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her two bodyguards who happened to be Sikhs.
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.
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.
London, United Kingdom: Campaigners from “Kesri Lehar”, “Nations Without States” and “1984 Genocide Coalition” are inviting London’s activists and residents join a gathering to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Genocide in India and World Prisoners Solidarity Day.
Tarn Taran/ Amritsar: A case was registered today against controversial Noormehal dera - Divya Jyoti Jagran Sansthan (DJSS) followers for opening fire on Sikhs village Jagatpur in Tarn Taran district. Dera Noormehal followers and the police had injurred 13 Sikhs in firing at village Jagatpur yesterday. The Sikhs were objecting to anti-Sikh activities of DJSS and it's followers.
Ottawa, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada has helped Master Seaman Wanda McDonald become the first Sikh woman to wear the turban while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
Amritsar, Punjab: In a significant political development, the representatives of the Sikhs, the Kashmiris, the Tamils, the Nagas, the Manipuri peoples and Christians will come on a single platform at a rally being organized by the Dal Khalsa at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on Nov 3 to commemorate the 30th year of Nov 1984 killings in Delhi and elsewhere.
Tarn Taran (OCT. 28): Punjab police is reported to have opened fire at Sikhs who were protesting against activities of a Noormehal based controversial sect. ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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) ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uttar Pradesh, India: Saffronization of Indian administration and constitutional posts in India is an open secret now, as the persons who are handy to the process have started openly admitting it. A week after hosting the Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Sewayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at Raj Bhawan in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik said yesterday that he would always be a thorough RSS person irrespective of the political or administrative positions he might hold.
Sikhs throughout the globe will celebrate Divali on 23rd October. Divas/lamps will be lit - a jovial festival atmosphere will prevail. Sweets and samosas will be enjoyed - fireworks will set alight the moonless sky. But why do we really celebrate? Apart from the annual calendar significance, what does Divali mean for us, as Sikhs?
The truth is Kashmir is a disputed territory. Still when Haider opens, a blatant lie is told to the audience. Srinagar, India. 1995. Such a statement makes the film deeply political. Lines are drawn. A stand is taken that Srinagar is (integral) part of India. What kind of truth is then Bhardwaj telling us? Or is he just telling us a selected version of truth?
One suspects the Twitter nationalist’s real problem with Haider is not that it shows the army in a bad light, but that it clearly shows Kashmiris wanting azadi, and being disenchanted with India. That’s a truth we try to hide. Yet, Haider shows this mildly. When a young Shahid Kapoor brings home a gun from school and confesses he wants to go across the border, he is not even allowed to explain why.