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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Theoretical and empirical analysis of the nine-decade long existence and working of the SGPC belies what the narrative has been asserting all along. From theoretical angle, the modern States, particularly those who choose their political governance through the process of universal adult suffrage tend to secularize the religion.
Gandhi remains a deeply ambiguous figure: a fervent Hindu who advocated religious harmony; a believer in the caste system who deplored "untouchability"; and an anti-colonialist who was willing to compromise with the British empire. This renders him open to appropriation by different interests, some progressive, some retrograde. But we should not allow a statue in Parliament Square to blandly entrench a historical amnesia and diminish a venal and violent present.
In its justification, the most dangerous (and deceitful)argument that movie makers along with their supporters and admirers put forward is that everything shown in the movie is based on true facts and incidents that actually did happen in Punjab.