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Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's hunger strike continues

NRI body slams Punjab Police for not allowing daughter to meet Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa

"This is not only a violation of human rights but is also a murder of tall claims of our government for the largest democracy in the world", an NRI body said in a press release while referring to police crackdown against Sikh activist Surat Singh Khasla's peaceful struggle to secure release of Sikh political prisoners.

United Akali Dal (UAD) chief Mohkam Singh arrested; More arrests likely

The Ludhiana police yesterday arrested United Akali Dal (UAD) chief Bhai Mohkam Singh under preventive detention clauses (Sections 107/151) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. He was kept at a local police station till late evening. His family members tired to secure bail for him but could not succeed.

Rulda Singh murder case: Five Sikhs acquitted by Patiala court; Trial still pending against Tara, Goldy

Whereas the Punjab police was making their case to frame Jagtar Singh Tara in Rashtriya Sikh Sangat (RSS) Punjab chief Rulda Singh's murder case, the trial court of Additional Sessions Judge NS Gill yesterday (Feb. 27) acquitted five persons accused in this case. Rashtriya Sikh Sangat president Rulda Singh was reportedly murdered in 2009.

GK, Sirsa re-elected to DSGMC top chairs after Sukhbir Badal’s nod

The general House of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Friday re-elected Manjit Singh GK as president and Manjinder Singh Sirsa as general secretary, respectively, for a two-year term.

Sikh Prisoners can’t be released, says Sumedh Saini; DGP mis-interpreting the list: Advocate Manjhpur

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur who maintains the list of Sikh political prisoners alleged that by referring repeatedly to all persons included in the list, Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini was attempting to confuse the issue and misguide the people. He said that even a bare sight on the list makes clear that it is a list of all Sikh political prisoners, including under-trials and convicted persons.

Jaspal Singh Heiran and others arrested by Jagraon police

Police crackdown on march by Rozana Pehredar, Jaspal Singh Heiran, others taken into custody

Punjab police has launched a crackdown against Sikh activists in wake of continuous hunger strike by Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa. As a part of crackdown the police today arrested hundreds of Sikh activists along with Jaspal Singh Heiran, editor of Rozana Pehredar. Rozana Pehredar had announced to conduct a march from Jagraon to Ludhaina to show support for Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa and the cause of Sikh Political prisoners.

Jagtar Singh Tara moved out of Burail jail for court appearance; UT Police’ plea for reamnd dismissed

The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal yesterday dismissed the revision petition moved by the Chandigarh police, seeking the custody of Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara in 11 years old Burail Jailbreak case.

Quebec Judge’s Ban on Hijab Stunningly Wrong: World Sikh Organization of Canada

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is stunned by the refusal of a Quebec judge to hear the case of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in Montreal. Judge Eliana Marengo said that the hijab was "inappropriate" because the courtroom is a "secular place".

Bibi Sarvinder Kaur (R) and Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon (L)

Family members, Sikh bodies and intellectuals condemn force-feeding of Bapu Surat Singh

Bapu Surat Singh's daughter Sarvinder Kaur addressed a press conference last evening (Feb. 27) at Chandigarh where she alleged that the Punjab police is threatening them with dire consequences if her father continues with his hunger strike.

Controversy over Zaalam song deepens; Singer Gippy Grewal distances himself from song-video

The row over Gippy Grewal's new song video "Zaalam" has deepened as the Punjab police has initiated "investigation" in this matter. Some of the leaders of the Congress party were demanding registration of a police case against Gippy Grewal for allegedly 'glorifying' militancy.

Police outside Emergency ward of Civil Hospital Ludhiana

Bapu Surat Singh force-fed by police; Son, supporters taken into custody

The Ludhiana police Thursday (Feb. 26) unleashed crackdown on Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh's hunger-strike. It is notable that Bapu Surat Singh is on fast-unto death from January 16. The police had put him under observation in Ludhiana civil hospital. As per reports the police forcefully administered drip on Surat Singh. The police also gave him liquid food through feeding tube.

Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab Politics and Sikh Issues [Sikh Siyasat Talkshow]

Sikh Siyasat's editor Parmjeet Singh Gazi talked to Prof. Manjit Singh (former spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party Punjab) and Senior Journalist (retd.) Jaspal Singh Sidhu about Aam Aadmi Party's prospects in Punjab politics, possible strategy of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab. In this talk show AAP's possible stand on Sikh issues was also discussed.

S. Ajmer Singh on Delhi elections result, Aam Aadmi Party and AAP & the Sikhs


AAP activists take part in a roadshow in Mohali on Saturday

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists hit Mohali-Kharar road to contact masses

Mohali, Punjab: Blowing the horn for 2017 state assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), organised its special mass contact programme under the banner of ‘Haal Punjab Da, Dard Punjab Da’, at Mohali on Feb. 28.

Mann Dal gears up for Dhuri bypolls; List of 4 ticket asparants sent to party high command

Shiromani Akali Dal Amrtisar (Mann) led by former MP S. Simran Jeet Singh Mann has announced to contest Dhuri bypoll. Party leaders, including district presidents, held a meeting at Sangrur on February 23. The meeting was presided over by former MP and party vice president Dhian Singh Mand.

AAP government cuts power tariff by 50% for small users; Promises 20K litres free water per month

AAP leader and Delhi Dy-CM Manish Sisodia also announced that the AAP government will waive off water and sewer charges for families using 20,000 litres of water.

Aam Aadmi Party executive committee to meet on Feb. 26

The Aam Aadmi Party's India level executive will be meeting on February 26. It's going to be first executive meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party after it's spectacular victory in Delhi assembly elections. The party leaders are expected to discuss party's future strategies to expand it's base across India.

Aam Aadmi Party activists conduct Road Show in Ludhaina West to reach out masses

Aam Aadmi Party today carried out it’s mass contact programme and road show in Ludhiana West. A press release by the Aam Aadmi Party says the show in Ludhaina west got an overwhelming response from the public.

Mohkam Singh Arrested 2

United Akali Dal (UAD) chief Mohkam Singh arrested; More arrests likely

The Ludhiana police yesterday arrested United Akali Dal (UAD) chief Bhai Mohkam Singh under preventive detention clauses (Sections 107/151) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. He was kept at a local police station till late evening. His family members tired to secure bail for him but could not succeed.

Sukhpal Khaira may join Aam Aadmi Party, media reports

There are reports in media that Pradesh Congress spokesperson and former Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira might join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). A The Tribune (TT) news report maintains that Sukhpal Khaira was seriously considering joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

India: Islamic State banned under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act

Indian government today declared it's banned the Islamic State (IS) and all its manifestations saying the organisation is recruiting "vulnerable youth" from India, posing a major security threat when such youths return to India.

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

Aam Aamdi Party Punjab postpones contact campaign “Haal Punjab Da, Dard Punjab Da” by 2 days

A press release by the Aam Admi Party says that Punjab unit of AAP was to start its mass contact programme under the banner of “Haal Punjab Da, Dard Punjab Da” on February 26, 2015, but the programme stands postponed.

Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, activists-police clash: FIR registered against two AAP MLAs in Delhi

An FIR has been registered against two AAP MLAs and their supporters, six of whom have been arrested, over a violent clash with police at Burari police station in north Delhi on 20 February which left 15 people injured.

Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of SAD (Badal)

Sukhbir Badal removes 24 rebel candidates contesting MC elections

Punjab's ruling party president Sukhbir Badal today decided to remove some more rebel candidates contesting the Municipal Elections against the official candidates, from primary membership of the party.

Moga MC polls: Independents giving tough fight to Badal-BJP candidates

It is Independents versus SAD-BJP candidates in most of the 50 wards of the the Moga corporation, thanks to infighting between local MLA Joginder Pal Jain and Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh.