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DSGMC stages protest against CBI for clean chit to Jagdish Tytler

Hearing deferred till April 22 on CBI’s closure report in Sikh genocide related case against Jagdish Tytler

The hearing on the CBI’s closure report in a case against Congress leader and Sikh genocide accused Jagdish Tytler in connection with the November 1984 Sikh genocide could not take place as the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saurabh Pratap Singh did not hold the court yesterday. The case is now listed for hearing on April 22.

Nanak Shah Fakir movie row: Another filmmaker triggered controversy to undermine my film, alleges Harinder Sikka

Sikh Siyasat's attempt to reach out Harinder Sikka, maker of the controversial movie Nanak Shah Fakir, to get his version over the controversy surrounding his film did not yield any result as he could not be contacted despite repeated attempts and talks with some persons connected with his film's marketing and promotion. But now Harkinder Sikka has reportedly spoke to media presenting his version on the issue.

[Pictorial] DSGMC stages protest against CBI for giving clean chit to Jagdish Tytler

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today staged huge protest outside the headquarters of Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) against the move of CBI to give clean chit to Sikh genocide accused Jagdish Tytler in a November 1984 anti-Sikh massacre related case.

The controversy over Nanak Shah fakir [Op-Ed]

The controversy over the film based on Guru Nanak Ji's life is growing day by day in the Sikh circles as more and more Sikhs are joining the campaign not to depict the character of Sikh gurus in any form whether pictures, animation or role played by any human being. Long ago it has been unanimously decided by Sikh Panth that the to preserve the sanctity of Sikh Gurus no one will be allowed to publish pictures or portray Gurus in any living form, but this decision has been violated very a time by different organisations and people at various times.

“Kultar’s Mime”: A Play About Four Children in the Aftermath of the 1984 Anti-Sikh Delhi Pogroms

Before watching the play, I have to admit, I knew nothing about the 1984 Anti-Sikh Delhi Pogroms, and that in India, this narrative is rarely spoken or heard about. It has largely been erased from India’s media coverage.

Bibi Sarvinder Kaur (L) and S. Gurtej Singh IAS

Bibi Sarvarinder Kaur and S. Gurtej Singh IAS clarifies the struggle goals of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa

Hunger Strike of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of Sikh political prisoners languishing across the different jails of India has completed 72 days. This struggle was commenced by Bapu Surat Singh to ensure the release of those prisoners who have served their life sentences.

Personification of Sikh Gurus through human actor or depiction through Animation, portraits or computer graphics is equally prohibited

Makers of the Nanak Shah Fakir movie are taking a plea that they did not violate Sikh tenets as Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Ji was depicted in Nanak Shah Fakir movie through computer graphics and no human actor has played the role of Guru Nanak ji in this movie.

On Movies on Sikh Gurus – Nanak Shah Fakir & Chaar Sahibzaade controversy [Talk with Dr Sewak Singh]

The debate surrounding depiction of Sikh Gurus is in focus again, especially in wake of controversy over upcoming movie Nanak Shah Fakir. Nanak Shah Fakir is a movie by Harinder Sikka who claims that the movie depicts the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Ji. The SGPC has already rejected this movie as it violates Sikh tenets under which Sikh Guru Sahib can not be depicted as a character of any play or movie etc.

SSF Mehta protests against Nanak Shah Fakir Movie

SSF (Mehta) protests against Nanak Shah Fakir movie; Demands ban

Harinder Sikka's upcoming movie Nanak Shah Fakir is caught into a controversy over depiction of first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Ji, and his family in clear violation of pious Sikh tradition. After Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) declared to have already rejected the movie as it was against Sikh traditions, various Sikh organizations have announced to oppose the screening of movie.

Clean-chit to Jagdish Tytler: DSGMC stage massive protest against CBI

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today staged huge protest outside the headquarters of Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) against the move of CBI to give clean chit to Sikh genocide accused Jagdish Tytler in a November 1984 anti-Sikh massacre related case.

Cook County State's Attorney pledges to fight hate crimes against suburban Sikhs

AS FBI recognizes Sikhs for Hate crime tracking, Sikh Coalition moves to Focus on Training and Prevention

As the FBI has officially recognizes Anti-Sikh hate crimes, the Sikh Coalition today announced to continue to prioritize improvements to law enforcement training. In the past, when crimes were committed against Sikhs because of their identity, local law enforcement officials sometimes failed to investigate or charge these incidents as hate crimes due to ignorance about Sikh religious practices.

FBI Finally Recognizes Sikhs in New Hate Crime Tracking Program

A community update by the Sikh Coalition says: [a]fter nearly four years of community advocacy, the Sikh Coalition is pleased to announce that the U.S. government now officially has a system in place to track hate crimes motivated by Anti-Sikh bias.

On internal rift of Aam Aadmi Party and ouster of Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan from PAC

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Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and others ousted from Aam Aadmi Party [PHOTO: NDTV India - Web Live]

Violence ruled Aam Aadmi Party’s NC meeting; Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar ousted

The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) National Council (NC) meeting witnessed violence after Manish Sisodhia moved a resolution to oust Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar from Aam Aadmi Party's National Council for alleged anti-party activities.

Internal Rift of Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab Assembly Polls 2017 and state of Sikh politics in Punjab

Sikh Siyasat's Editor Parmjeet Singh talked to Sikh intellectual S. Ajmer Singh about internal rift of the Aam Aadmi Party at central level, it's impact on Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party and sentiments of general public in Punjab, AAP's prospects in upcoming Punjab Assembly polls 2017 and the current state of Sikh politics in Punjab.

Mann criticises CM Badal, SGPC for demanding subsidy on cooking gas

Criticizing Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) for demanding subsidy on cooking gas used for preparing Langar at Darbar Sahib (Amritsar), Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) president S. Simranjeet Singh Mann said that the SGPC has hurt the honour of the Sikh nation at the behest of SAD (B) and CM Badal.

On internal rift of Aam Aadmi Party and ouster of Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan from PAC [Talk-Show Video]

Sikh Siyasat's Editor Parmjeet Singh (Gazi) talked to Sikh author and analyst S. Ajmer Singh about internal rift of the Aam Aadmi Party that has clearly divided the party into two camps one led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy in government Manish Sisodia and other led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.

AAP may agree to demands of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to put pressure to resign

As the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) makes public for the first time minutes of its Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting - one of the few consistent demands of dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan - sources said the party might agree to all their demands to put pressure on them to resign.

AAP Ka Sting

#AAPkaSting: Arvind Kejriwal heard abusing Yadav, Bhushan in new sting

Professor Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha have done… (uses abusive word here) for the past four days. We may not be capable enough, but we are clean and honest. They (Bhushan, Yadav, Kumar and Jha) are idiots. They tried their best to defeat us. I accepted all their demands. They asked me to bring the party in the ambit of RTI, I accepted the proposal. Now, they are accusing me of indulging in a bargain. Had they been associated with other parties, they would have been kicked on their back and thrown out. Umesh, I do not want to talk about this anymore...

Hindtuva RSS active to spread wings across rural areas in Punjab

Hindutva fountain-head Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has put Punjab on radar, as RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is now camping at Doraha, near Ludhiana in a five-day training camp of the Sangh is being held. RSS claims that it had so far succeeded only in its 20 per cent expansion plan in rural areas of the state. RSS state co-convener Brig. Jagdish Gagneja (retd) said it was set to form its shakhas in all villages of Punjab.

Ignoring of Punjabi by the Akalis under pressure from ultra Hindu nationalist party: BJP [by Jaspal Singh Sidhu]

Notwithstanding several pious pronouncements and official fiats, the Akali Dal led government failed enforce Punjabi in government offices, obviously under pressure from ultra Hindu nationalist party, BJP which is bent upon making Punjab suba a bi-lingual state .

Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal [File Photo]

Reconciliation unlikely, as talks between warring AAP camps on the verge of collapse, media reports

Less than a week time is left for the Aam Aadmi Party's India level council meeting, but warring camps of the AAP did not find any ground to reconcile. According to media reports the ongoing negotiations between the two warring camps within Delhi ruling party are on the verge of collapse as neither side is willing to budge on critical issues.

Gandhi was a corporate agent and it was greatest falsehood to worship him: Arundhati Roy

Booker prize winning writer Arundhati Roy called Mohan Das Gandhi as the ‘first corporate agent of this country.’ Roy, author of the acclaimed novel ‘God of Small Things’ further said ‘it was one of the greatest falsehood in this country to worship him (Gandhi) who wrote horrible things about Dalit, women and poor.’

Advocate HS Phoolka leading AAP activists' cycle rally in Ludhiana [File Photo]

AAP leader terms increase in salaries and perks of Punjab Cabiner as “Shameful”

Aam Aadmi Party leader H.S. Phoolka today slammed the move of the Badal-BJP led Punjab government to increase the salaries and perks given to the Punjab CM and his ministers.

Initiative against drug paddlers getting immense response, claims Navtej Singh Gaggu

In a surprise move, organizations named Sabh Da Bhalla Humanity Club and Action Against Drug Committee (Regd.) floated flex boards in Gurdaspur district publishing names of alleged drug paddlers in the district. According to Navtej Singh Gaggu, administrator of these organizations, people of Gurdaspur have extended massive response to their initiative.