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Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa Convention on 6 July

Convention in support of Surat Singh Khalsa on 6 July at Hassanpur

Bandi Singhs Rihai Sangharsh Committee has called up a convention on 6 July at village Hassanpur in support of fasting Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa. Bapu Surat Singh is on indefinite hunger strike since January 16.

I am Tara sympathiser, Bluestar critic, but not a terrorist, HT quotes Sunny Khalsa

Ramandeep Singh alias Sunny Khalsa has reportedly returned to his job at an electrical spare-parts shop in the Fauji Chowk market of Bathinda. He was arrested by Punjab police for his alleged links with Jagtar Singh Tara.

Italy government want Akal Takhat to clear Kirpan design

Jathedars of five Sikh Takhats are likely to deliberating, in their next meeting, upon the Italian Government’s specific design for the kirpan so it could be worn over one’s clothes. The design has been prepared by the Italian government so that the kirpan.

Rob Marris becomes chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs

In May Rob Marris was returned as the MP for Wolverhampton South West. His victory for Labour bucked the national trend and it has been widely acknowledged it was down to the public support and campaign from local activists of the Sikh Federation (UK).

AIR skips Live broadcast of Gurbani to air Modi’s event; SGPC writes to I&B

The broadcast of Gurbani Kirtan from Darbar Sahib Amritsar was reportedly stopped by Akashvani (All India Radio, Jalandhar) last evening (July 1) to air Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s event on Digital India.

Balwant Singh Rajoana

Balwant Singh Rajoana taken to Rajendra Hospital after severe back pain

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana was brought to Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, in the morning on July 3 after he complained of severe back pain and numbness in his legs.

1984 Sikh massacre: Who asked the police not to intervene, and why? [Excerpts from Sanjay Suri’s book]

Scroll.in has reproduced some excerpts from Sanjay Suri's book: "1984 - The Anti Sikh Violence and After". The excerpts, in verbatim, are being reproduced here for the information of readers/ visitors of the Sikh Siyasat News.

SGGSWU to offer literature to Sikh prisoners in UK and Punjab jails

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) has announced to provide Sikh religious literature to Sikh prisoners lodged in jails in United Kingdom. The varsity, owned by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), has also announced seek permission from the Punjab government to provide such literature for prisoners in Punjab jails.

S. Ajmer Singh Speech at Punjabi University Patiala (june 29, 2015)

Ideological Encirclement of Sikhs after Massacre of 1984 – Speech of S. Ajmer Singh at Punjabi University

This is video recording of Special Lecture of Sikh intellectual and historian Sirdar Ajmer Singh about his newly released book "Ideological Encirclement of Sikhs after Massacre of 1984".

Mann Dal protests against RSS’ Shakha at Fatehgarh Sahib

The members of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) reportedly protested against ‘Shakha’ activity of Hindutva outfit Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) yesterday (on July 01) at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Parkash Singh Badal (L) and Surat Singh Khalsa (R) [File Photos]

In case of my death Hold CM Badal responsible: says Surat Singh Khalsa

Elderly Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, who is on ‘hunger-strike’ since January 16, said that in case of his death, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should be held responsible.

Delhi state assembly passes resolution condemning Sikh massacre of 1984

The Delhi state assembly passed a motion condemning Sikh massacre of 1984. The motion was moved by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Jarnail Singh. Jarnail Singh, a former journalist, is member of Delhi state assembly from Rajauri Garden constituency.

Talk with S. Ajmer Singh about his book Intellectual Encirclement of Sikhs after 1984 [FULL VIDEO]

Politics

AAP new appointements in Punjab

AAP’s new appointments in Punjab: Prof. Baljinder Kaur is women’s wing convenor

The Aam Aadmi Party has reportedly appointed new office bearers for the state unit of AAP in Punjab. AAP has dissolved the post of district convenors. A decision in this regard was reportedly taken after a meeting of AAP state unit that was presided over by AAP's Punjab incharge Naresh Yadav.

Mann Dal protests against RSS’ Shakha at Fatehgarh Sahib

The members of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) reportedly protested against ‘Shakha’ activity of Hindutva outfit Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) yesterday (on July 01) at Fatehgarh Sahib.

In case of my death Hold CM Badal responsible: says Surat Singh Khalsa

Elderly Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, who is on ‘hunger-strike’ since January 16, said that in case of his death, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should be held responsible.

Central Minister, Punjab CM face-to-face on Drugs abuse in Punjab

BJP's Central minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal came face- to face on drugs abuse issue during a press conference held at Hoshiarpur yesterday.

Hindutva clouds over history textbooks: HRD Ministry draws flak

As the ruling forces at the Centre move forward with their agenda to saffronize the history text books, Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) faces flak. The HRD ministry came under attack after report of an NCERT meeting which decided to fix flaws in history textbooks. Some critics have termed it as an effort to saffronize history.

Prabhat Jha is new BJP incharge in Punjab | Images used for representational purpose only.

BJP mouthpiece editor Prabhat Jha put in-charge for Punjab, Chandigarh

Prabhat Jha, editor of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh, has been appointed as the new incharge for the state of Punjab and UT of Chandigarh.

Another letter, another suo-moto and yet another notice to Badals on Orbit, assets

Taking up yet another letter sent by an unidentified ‘sufferer’ against Punjab’s ruling Badal family, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notice of motion to Punjab government and the Badals.

VIP Culture in India: Flight Delayed, 3 Passengers off-boarded for Minister

Amid various debates against VIP culture, an Air India flight has been reportedly delayed and three passengers, including a child, were allegedly offloaded to accommodate Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. The AI flight was flying from Leh to Delhi.

Kamal Sharma [File Photo]

Punjab BJP pretends to be upset over jail transfers of Sikh political prisoners

The Punjab state unit of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) pretends to be upset at the transfer of Sikh political prisoners lodged in jails of other states to Punjab. Notably two Sikh political prisoners, namely Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar and Gurdeep Singh Khera have been recently transferred to Central Jail Amritsar from Tihar jail Delhi and Gurberga Jail Karnataka respectively.

CM Badal alleges victimisation on allegations of rampant drugs abuse in Punjab

It seems that Central minister Thawar Chand Gehlot's statement terming Punjab as number one state in drugs abuse continues to “hurt” Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Gehlot Central minister for social justice and empowerment had stated that that Punjab ranked number one in the country in consumption of drugs. He was addressing a joint press conference with CM Badal on June 26 at Hoshiarpur.

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Khalistan slogans raised in presence of BJP top brass during Anandpur Sahib foundation celebration

Pro-Khalistan slogans were reportedly raised at Anandpur Sahib in the presence of top leadership of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) during a function organised by the state government to mark 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib.

Those who oppose Yoga are traitors of country: says Haryana BJP Minister Anil Vij

Haryana's Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij yesterday said that all those opposing yoga were "traitors", and the mouths of such traitors should be "kept shut".