Damdami Taksal (Ajnala faction), headed by Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala, has announced to hold a march from Amritsar to Hassanpur (Ludhiana) in support of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's struggle. Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala has issued an appeal to the Sikh masses to come out openly to support Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa who remains on fast unto death seeking release of Sikh political prisoners jailed in India.
A large scale Panthic Diwaan by Sikh Parcharak Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrian took place at village Hussanpur on Thursday 21 May 2015, where 82-year old Bapu Surat Singh is campaigning for the release of Sikh political prisoners by way of a peaceful indefinite-period hunger strike.
Former P.C.S officer and Dalit author A. R. Darshi, who also wrote a book on Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale, reportedly passed away at Ludhiana.
English translation of a portion of Prof. Harinder Singh Mehboob's book “Sahije Racheo Khalsa” was released yesterday at Fatehgarh Sahib. Book titled “Sikh Scripture – a revealed history of World Religions” is translated version of “Majhaban Da Safar” (Journey of religions).
In yet another bid to contain Sikh diaspora activism, the Indian government has blocked Facebook page of a Sikh website NeverForget84.Com. This page titled as ‘NeverForget84’ (url: https://facebook.com/shaheed84) has more than 94,900 Likes (or followers).
People criticizing Gurpreet Guggi say that Punjab police had unleashed the region of state terror on civilian Sikh population Punjab during 1980s-90s period. It is well documented in various reports by human rights of international repute that the Punjab police was involved in commission of crimes against humanity in Punjab.
Dal Khalsa has urged the Chief Justice of India to restore the federal rights of states to release political prisoners and the fundamental universal right of political prisoners to be released in reasonable time.
As patrons of the American Sikh Congressional Caucus, and members of the community the caucus represents, we urge the 42 U.S. representatives who belong to the caucus to recognize and represent the interests of the Sikh-American community by acknowledging the democratic protest of Californian Sikh Surat Singh Khalsa, a permanent resident of the United States who is on hunger-strike in Punjab, India to demand release of political prisoners.
A stunning information has come out with regard to Sidwan Bet incident where police and villagers had clash on May 16 over handing over a disputed land to the family of a deceased Indian army veteran. As per information the Punjab police had brutally beaten up the “granthi” of local Gurdwara Sahib for allegedly making an announcement about arrival of the police in village.
The cause of a determined Californian on the 123rd day — as of Monday — of a hunger-strike in India for release of political prisoners is galvanizing South Asian diaspora throughout the United States to approach their congressional representatives to ask they speak in honor of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.
More than two hundred Sikh protesters were today arrested by the Mohali police. As per reports, arrested persons include many women.
A Delhi court on Monday directed CBI to verify the fact about the death of one of the accused who, along with Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, was facing trial in a November 1984 Sikh genocide related case.
Controversial Punjab Police 'cat'-turned- cop Gurmeet Singh Pinky was reportedly re-appointed as police inspector on May 16, 2015. It is pertinent to note here that Pinkey was convicted in a murder case in which he was sentenced to undergo “imprisonment for life”.
Opponents of Aam Aadmi Party's state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur in a criminal case have claimed that he had a criminal case pending against him but he presented a false affidavit during Lok Sabha election stating that he had no case pending against him. Chhotepur had unsuccessfully contested from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
Indian agencies kept Harjit Masih, a Punjab who was abducted by ISIS in Iraq last June, but somehow escaped the death clinches of ISIS, under detention in Noida and Gurgaon at the pretext of threat to his life. He also said that the chances of survival of 39 other persons abducted by ISIS were bleak as they were all shot four or five days after their abduction.
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee (DSGMC) has urged former president of the Gurdwara committee Harvinder Singh Sarna to withdraw a petition filed in Delhi High Court challenging the orders of April 18 2014 of the Patiala House court which declared Bala Sahib hospital trust illegal, so that hurdles created in the functioning of the hospital are cleared.
A day after a majority of the state executive members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced to remove Sucha Singh Chhotepur from the party convener’s post; state in charge Sanjay Singh yesterday (on May 12) claimed that the executive meeting was 'invalid'.
Baba Hardeep Singh Mehraj, senior vice president of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) was reportedly attacked and shot at by some persons on May 16. Police has reportedly registered FIR no. 65 of 2015 at police station Nathana against seven persons namely Baljeet Singh (s/o Harban Singh), Baljeet Singh (s/o Mohinder Singh), Nonihal Singh Sarpanch, Jeevan Singh, Niranjan Singh and two unknown/ unidentified persons.
Senior politicians of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) had to face embarrassment when members of pro-freedom Sikh groups accused them for changing stand on Sikh issues and adopting dual stance on “Sikh martyrs” during bhog and antim sanskar of Bapu Tarlok Singh, father of Shaheed Satwant Singh.
Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today said that after failing on all other front Punjab's chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has turned towards 'panthic agenda. He maintained that Badal's lien towards 'Panthic issues' is result of his failure on the economic and law and order front.
Virsa Singh Valtoha today accused Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann of threatening him on the phone. Valtoha claimed that Bhagwant Mann was in “drunken state” when he threatened him over phone on Tuesday night.
Harvinder Singh Sarna, Secretary General of Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi and Former President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in a press statement issued today said that Manjinder Sirsa, General Secretary DSGMC had badly failed to prove the allegations of sale of land by Sarna brothers to a private company allotted for Bala Sahib Hospital by DDA.
Youth Congress leader and Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring yesterday visited Deep Singh Wala and Ghudduwala villages in the district to meet families of 11 youths who were arrested on May 6 for damaging a private bus.
In a written statement issued here on May 09, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) took on the Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi Government and the Bhartiya Janta Party led Central government on the issue of justice and compensation to the victims of November 1984 Sikh genocide.
This refers to the news item, "Nanak Shah Fakir: Dilemma and the solution" (April 15, 2015 - The Tribune). All religious communities define sacred and profane in their ways and institute taboos to separate the two domains. For instance, no one is allowed inside a gurdwara with an uncovered head, but there is no such restriction on Christians entering a church.
Politics or Economy does not make Canada the best country in the World, our track record as a Human Rights defender has. How will the state visit of a known Human Rights violator fit in fabric of Canadian values? This is a question that begs an answer.
When food pipes are stitched into an 83-year-old grandfather’s forehead, and pus collects around indicating deep infection, while visitors are intimated and his son is incarcerated, but public outrage remains muted, what does this say about us as a society?