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Sacramento rally in support of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s struggle fro Sikh political prisoners [Detailed report]

Sacramento, CA: Genocide against minorities in India was a front-row topic at a Sacramento rally held on Friday in support of a Sikh hunger-striker. Bapu ...

Bid to reinstate cat Gurmeet Pinky: Victim’s father writes to Chief Minister

Ludhiana resident Amrik Singh has written an open letter to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, seeking justice. Amrik Singh is father of Avtar Singh Gola, who was shot by police cat turned cop Gurmeet Pinky in 2001. Pinky was sentenced to imprisonment for life in this case in 2006, but he was prematurely released by Punjab government in May 2014.

Hold Sarbat Khalsa at Nankana Sahib on Nanakshahi Calendar issue: Sarna

Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) led by Sarna Brothers of Delhi has said that a “Sarbar Khalsa” should be convened at Nankana Sahib to sort out Nanakshahi Calendar controversy.

Genocide remembrance March on June 5 and Amritsar shutdown call on June 6: Dal Khalsa

In the remembrance of thousands of pilgrims and Sikh fighters who were martyred during the army attack on Darbar Sahib in June 1984, the Dal Khalsa has resolved to undertake a Genocide Remembrance Parade on June 5 and complete shutdown in the city of Amritsar on June 6.

Bapu Surat Singh’s Struggle: More than 1 lakh pledge support; Vangaar Marches from May 25, 27 & 29; Rail Roko on May 31

The Sangharsh Committee has reportedly decided to hold a series of ‘Vangaar marches’, including a march from Akal Takhat Sahib (May 25), Takhat Kesgarh Sahib (May 27) and Takhat Damdama Sahib (May 29). All these marches will conclude at Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's native village Hassanpur in Ludhiana district.

Ghallughara (Sikh Genocide) 1984 memorial march by SYFB

Sikh bodies to hold Ghallughara (Sikh Genocide) remembrance march in Amritsar on 3 June

Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwale (SYFB) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) have announced to hold ‘Ghallughara Remembrance March’ on June 3 in Amritsar. SYFB president Bhai Gurjinder Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that the march will commence from Gurudwara Sri Santokhsar Sahib on June 3 at 5pm.

Ludhiana Police fail to file charge in Sant Bhindranwale T-shirts case

Ludhiana police reportedly fail to present charge-sheet against Er. Mawinder Singh Giaspura in a case related to “recover” of T-shirts with Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s photo imprints. Police had booked Giaspura in this case on the complaint of a Shiv Sena leader Bajeet Jassian.

Mass support for vangaar march from Akal Takht to Hassanpur in support of Bapu Surat Singh

Sikh sangat led by Damdami Taksal Ajnala leaders held a “Vangaar March” from Akal Takht Sahib to Hassanpur, Ludhiana in support of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's struggle for release of Sikh political prisoners. Before taking out the march Sikh sangat held Ardas at Akal Takht Sahib.

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Waking Up to the Guru’s Words of Wisdom

A Word A Thought, or AWAT as it known, has become a part of my daily routine, as it has for the many thousands of subscribers across the world of the free email service that began in June 2014.

UK: The Sikh Network deliberate on Next Steps following the general election

At the Sikh Network meeting the new membership and revised structure for the APPG that was to be proposed was discussed. The two previous chairs of the APPG Rob Marris MP and Fabian Hamilton MP have met and discussed its future leadership, proposed structure and arrangements for re-registering the APPG.

United Sikhs’ ‘Good Will Walk’ ends in Malacca

United Sikhs’ ‘Good Will Walk’ ends in Malacca

After walking through a gruelling 750km for 34 days, United Sikhs’ “Good Will Walk” ended at the Gurdwara Sahib Malacca this evening.

Nanakshahi Calendar Row: SGPC Jatha denied visas by Pakistan; PSGPC to mark Shaeedi Gurpurb on June 16

Nanakshahi Calendar row has clouded the aspirations of some of the Sikh devotees to observe martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Ji at the place of his martyrdom in Lahore as the Pakistan High Commission has denied visas to SGPC Jatha.

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

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Bir Davinder Singh (L) | Gurmeet Pinky (R) [File Photos]

Former Deputy Speaker Bir Davinder seeks CBI probe into Cat Pinky controversy

Bir Devinder Singh, Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly, has sought a CBI inquiry into the controversy surrounding bid to reinstatement police “black cat” turned cop Gurmeet Pinky. Gurmeet Pinky, a murder convict, was reinstated to Punjab police earlier this month but controversial order reinstating Pinky were later withdrawn.

I saved Hindus in Punjab, so reinstate me in police: Cat Gurmeet Pinky to Rajnath, RSS leaders

Gurmeet Pinky reportedly today visited New Delhi on May 22 where he met a number of senior BJP ministers, including India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Media reports say that dismissed cop also met certain MPs from Punjab and a RSS leader to plead his case of reinstatement.

Sikh body condemns bid to reinstate infamous cop and murder convict Gurmeet Pinky

All India Sikh Students Federation (Peer Mohammad) has strongly condemned the bid to reinstate police “black cat” turned cop Gurmeet Pinky. AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said that bid to reinstated dismissed inspector Gurmeet Pinky as Head Constable despite being a murder convict is a signifies the fact of “Police rule” in Punjab.

Murder convict Punjab Police ‘cat’-turned-cop Gurmeet Pinky reinstated, fired again

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”.

Sikh leader Baba Hardeep Singh Mehraj escapes attack by Badal Dal activists

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.

Gurmeet Pinky | Photo courtesy: YouTube/ Kanwar Sandhu

If murder convicts in Babbar Bashir Mohammad case can be re-inducted to police, why not me: Gurmeet Pinky

Bid to reinstate murder convict Gurmeet Pinky to Punjab police force has highlighted the issue of state patronage to police officers involved in human rights violations in Punjab. Gurmeet Pinky, a “police cat”, was formally inducted to Punjab police.

Reinstatement of Gurmeet Pinky: Dal Khalsa lashes out at Sukhbir, police leadership of state

Dal Khalsa today expressed deep anguish and concern over the manner political as well as police leadership of the state was hoodwinking and deceiving the people either by maintaining studied silence or issuing contradictory versions on the controversial reinstatement of renegade Gurmeet Singh Pinki. The organization also blamed the media for not adhering to professional ethics and playing partisan role.

“Killer” Cop speaks out | Journalist Kanwar Sandhu talks to Gurmeet Pinky

The highly controversial cop, Gurmeet Singh Pinky, who was dismissed from service, claims that he has been framed. Pinky, who has served his life sentence for the killing of an innocent Ludhiana youth, Avtar Singh Gola, in 2001, was reinstated last week and then dropped within four days by the Punjab Government.

Najeeb Jung (L) - Arvind Kejriwal (R) [File Photos]

Centre’s notification gives more arrows to L-G in Kejriwal-Jung war

BJP led government in the Centre has come out with full support for Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung. The Centre’s notification clarifying the Delhi lieutenant governor’s powers effectively emasculates the AAP government that has been asserting its powers even on subjects such as public order and police that are exclusively for the L-G under the Constitution.

DIG justifies bid to reinstate Gurmeet Pinky; Says murder convict cop is a “state police asset”

Gurmeet Pinky may be a murder convict who was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for life by a court, he remains 'blue eyed boy' for his bosses. Pinky, a police cat was inducted into police force, is infamous for committing atrocities on family members and sympathizers of Sikh freedom fighter.

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Badal Dal leaders face embarrassment at the hands of pro-freedom Sikh leaders during Bapu Tarlok Singh’s bhog

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.

Failed Badal is turning towards “Panthic agenda”, says Capt. Amrinder

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.