Of late, some thinkers of the Sikhs, a minority constituting less than two per cent of India’s population, are praising and advocating for a separate ‘nation-state’ as the best political solution for the emancipation of the besieged community.
In 2010, I wrote a cover story on innocent Dalits and tribals in interior Maharashtra who were tortured and labelled as Naxals on false charges.
Usual interpretation of the Indian Supreme Court verdict on ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the National Anthem on 30 November, 2016 as curbing of individual’s freedom could hardly fathom the real intention behind the judicial overreach which is meant to serve a larger purpose.
Shortly after Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat, the media came up with another spin: Zuckerberg and Facebook were held responsible for her debacle! What crap! Facebook apparently carried “fake news”.
The 10 November (2016) verdict of Supreme Court declaring the Punjab Act of 2004 as unconstitutional and reviving its earlier decree for expeditious completion of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal has ripped open the old wounds which had brewed a decade long trouble in Punjab in 1980s entailing a spree of blood spilling.
32 years back in the first week of 1984, thousands of Sikhs; children, women and men, all Indian citizens, were butchered, burnt alive or killed in the most sadistic manner in different parts of the country.
Last month, the Union government celebrated Hindi pakhwara, or Hindi fortnight, a countrywide mandatory celebration of Hindi at government offices, Public Sector Undertakings, educational institutions and agencies like the Indian Space Research Organisation and National Brain Research Centre that lasted two weeks.
Yesterday, 2 October 2016 our party men and I toured the villages on the Indo-Pakistan border in the Punjab. This border of the Punjab runs 553 kms from the North to the South of the Punjab.
by Garga Chatterjee* In the ever-growing pantheon of Indian nationalist freedom fighters, when there are no more so-called forgotten heroes to add to the list, ...
In 1846, the then British government in India, who were not the owners of Kashmir, made a deal with Gulab singh Dogra, whose official and moral duty was to support the Sikhs in their war against British.
Since the 9/11 attacks in New York, visible minorities have experienced a rise in racial harassment and hate crimes. There have, for example, been numerous ...
On Monday, August 8, 2016, Amanjeet Singh Toor, a Sikh man, was shot and killed in a convenience store in Arizona. More than a week later, there is no information about why despite offers of a reward for information.
Indian government's infamous 'black list of Sikhs' continues to exist despite claims of various pro-government 'Sikh leaders' that they have convinced the Modi government to finish it off.
Sikh Siyasat News is reproducing in following lines the text of historic speech by Sirdar Kapur Singh in Indian Parliament on September 6, 1966. In this speech the National Professor of Sikhism had documented the fact of betrayal of Sikhs by the Indian State.
After a bloodbath of several days, “honorable” (Oh’ No ‘Reliable) Home Minister of India said in the parliament that he has now instructed the armed forces to use the “non-lethal” weapon, the pellets; below the knee and that too should be used with “maximum restraint” only on uncontrollable crowds”
The issue of Sikh political prisoners is in focus once again. There have been few developments in this regard in past few months and three Sikh political prisoner who were sentenced to imprisonment for life were granted premature release.
What is the difference between a funeral and a demonstration? In Kashmir, there is none. As the killing of 30 civilian protestors by the armed forces of the state in the last two days shows, in Kashmir, every funeral is a demonstration and every demonstration is a funeral.
For a turban-wearing, Urdu-reading Hindu of Taran Taran, Punjab, the court’s recess was 23 years too long. On June 30, 100-year-old Chaman Lal breathed his last, two days before the case he had been pursuing for over two decades was to resume in the CBI court, Patiala.
The Narendra Modi led Indian government cancelled on Thursday the registration of Sabrang Trust run by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand.
It happened 32 years ago but it feels as if it was yesterday-the heart, body and the mind still feels the tremors of the emotional earthquake it caused.Next Page »