Sikh News

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Daljit Cheema shows his anti-Sikh mind; Opposes Kaum De Heere movie saying it glorifies “terrorists”

Amritsar, Punjab (August 31, 2014): One of the top leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Punjab Education minister has reportedly opposed screening of Kaum De Heere movie saying that it glorified “terrorists”, however there are good reasons to believe that Daljit Cheema said so without even watching the movie.

Shaheed Dilawar Singh’s martyrdom day observed at Akal Takht Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab (August 31, 2014): Shaheed Dilawar Singh, who laid his life on August 31, 1996 to end tyrant regime of Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, was remembered at Akal Takht Sahib by the Sikh nation. An annual function marked the martyrdom day of Bhai Dilawar at Akal Takht Sahib.

Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal quits HSGMC: Media reports, Police

Bathinda/ Faridkot, Punjab (August 31, 2014): According to media reports, Bathinda police on Saturday claimed through an email that Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal has sent a handwritten note that he had resigned from the ad hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).

Mansa police again gets one day remand of Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal

Mansa, Punjab (August 29, 2014): Baba Baljeet Singh Daduwal was again presented in the court of ACMS Kuldeep Singh Cheema today by the Mansa district police. He was sent commanded judicial custody in a 2011 Bhikhi case, in which the court had granted his one day police remand yesterday, however the police was able to get police remand of Baba Daduwal in a fresh case.

Install portrait of Dilawar Singh in Sikh Central Museum, Dal Khalsa urges Jathedar Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab (August 29, 2014): Dal Khalsa has urged the Jathedar Akal Takht Gaini Gurbachan Singh to direct the SGPC to install the portrait of Bhai Dilawar Singh in the Sikh Central Museum to mark his 19th death anniversary on August 31.

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Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) inter college Gatka tournament on Sept 5

Amritsar, Punjab (August 31, 2014): Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar is going to organize its' inter-college Gatka tournament at university campus grounds on September 5. The opening ceremony will be held at 9 am. All men and women Gatka teams from various colleges affiliated with GNDU could take part in this martial art event.

Oppose notorious moves by RSS – Dal Khalsa to Sikh masses

Amritsar, Punjab (August 31, 2014): In an attempt to demarcate the religious boundaries between Sikhs and Hindus, the Dal Khalsa has called upon the Sikhs to shun Brahmanical rituals and oppose the RSS attempts to brand Sikhs as Hindus "in a befitting manner".

Now Kuljinder Sidhu declares to make movie “Wanted Zinda” on Bhai Harinder Singh Jinda

After few hours of publishing the news release sent to the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by the Braveheart Production, the SSN received an email from Kuljinder Sidhu, actor-producer of Punjabi blockbuster Sadda Haq (2013). In his email to Sikh Siyasat News, Kuljinder Sidhu said that he was already working on a similar project.

Kaum De Heere to be released on August 22

Punjabi Movie Kaum De Heere on YouTube – Someone uploaded it, Producers get it removed

Chandigarh/ Punjab (August 30, 2014): Banned Punjabi Movie Kaum De Heere was recently uploaded to Video sharing website YouTube by someone but the producers of the movie was quick enough to get it removed from the website

FIBA Maintains Turban Ban; Sikhs Urged to #CallFoulonFIBA : Sikh Coalition

The Sikh Coalition has expressed shocked over FIBA’s arrogance and insensitivity. It has appealed to the turbaned Sikhs and their friends throughout the world to participate in Sikh Coalition's #CallFoulonFIBA video campaign.

Bhai Balbir Singh Bira alias Bhootna with his wife Sukhjinder Kaur and Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur at Ludhiana Judicial Court complex [August 29, 2014]

Balbir Singh Bira sentenced for life by Ludhaina court; His wife acquitted of all charges

Ludhiana, Punjab (August 29, 2014): According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), a Ludhiana court today pronounced decision in a 2009 murder case against Balbir Singh alias Bira and his wife Sukhjinder Kaur, acquitting Sukhjinder Kaur but convicting Balbir Singh Bira for murder charges.

Now Helmets necessary for Women riders in Delhi; Sikh women riders exempted

New Delhi, India (August 29, 2014): Wearing helmets for women riding pillion on a two-wheeler is now mandatory in the Delhi, Capital city of India, though Sikh women have been exempted, with the Government amending the rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993.

Politics

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal

Badal asks officers to disclose how they share corruption money made from government projects

Bathinda, Punjab (September 1, 2014): Admitting that the corruption is at the peak in Punjab government offices, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked government officers to disclose their share in government projects.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declares to provide legal aid to Vikram who had hurled shoe on Badal

Jalandhar, Punjab (August 31, 2014): During a state level meeting of Aam Aadmi Party here on Sunday, the party leadership has decided to provide legal aid to Vikram Kumar alias Babbi, who had hurled shoe at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at Issru on August 15.

Cracks turning visible in Badal-BJP combine in Punjab

Media reports are suggesting that discontent has been brewing in the SAD-BJP camp in Punjab over various issues, including the switching of sides by senior leader PS Gill and imposition of property and advance taxes in the state.

Parkash S. Badal expresses displeasure over ex-DGP Gill’s induction to BJP

Chandigarh/ Punjab (August 27, 2014): Punjab chief minister has expressed his displeasure over Bhartiya Janta Party president Amit Shah's decision to induct former Punjab DGP and Badal Dal leader Paramdip Gill to BJP. Parkash Singh Badal yesterday dubbed BJP's move as "inappropriate and disturbing". Badal Dal and BJP are allies in Punjab.

HSGMC (ad hoc) resolves to support Congress in Harayna elections for “it’s own survival”

Karnal, Haryana (August 27, 2014): The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC, ad hoc), that was being termed as a creation of Congress party by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), recently declared it's support for the Congress party in the upcoming assembly polls.

Guru Utsav draws criticism

India: Implementation of Hindi, Hindu agenda in full swing; Now BJP renames Teachers’ Day

New Delhi, India (September 01, 2014): Narendra Modi led Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) seems eager to give Hindutva color of India at the earliest possible. Government seems more engaged in bringing in tools of Hindutva promotion into usage in government working.

Medha Patekar opposes Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, inter-linking of rivers

Ludhiana, Punjab (September 1, 2014): Opposing the SYL canal project, Social activist Medha Patkar, on August 31st, said the interlinking of rivers was no solution to the water crisis being faced by several states.

Punjab CM Badal cries foul at formation of Haryna Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission

Bathinda, Punjab (August 31, 2014): A couple of days after Haryana government appointed Jora Singh as chairman of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (HSGJC), Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday, opposed the move.

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BJP MLAs raise Hindutva slogans in Kashmir assembly

Srinagar, Kashmir (August 31, 2014): The Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir reportedly witnessed a war of words between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) over RSS chief’s Hindu nationality remarks. BJP legislators reportedly resorted to raising Hindutva slogans in legislative assembly of the state.

Minority Affiars Minister Nazma Heptulla joins RSS front against Minorities

New Delhi, India (August 29, 2014): Since the formation of Narendra Modi led BJP government in India Hindutva forces have been making repeated assertions regarding their ideological agenda against the minorities, distinct cultural, religious and ethnic entities/ identities in India saying “all inhabiting India are Hindus”.

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Indo-Pak talks involving Indus Water Treaty and Kishanganga Dam end up inconclusively

Lahore/ New Delhi, Pakistan/ India (August 27, 2014): The second round of talks between water experts from Pakistan and India ended up inconclusively as India refused to change the designs of its Kishanganga Dam and Pakistan gearing up to seek International Court of Justice (ICJ) intervention in this matter.

With RSS nod, Narendra Modi ends BJP founders’ era

New Delhi, India (August 27, 2014): Indian media reports say the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) decision to drop three founding members from its Parliamentary Board, considered to be highest decision-making body, marks the end of an era.