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Khalsa Day Parade in Surrey was a Resounding Success, but also, with the Imperative to Remember 1984

MORE than 400,000 people flocked to last Saturday’s Khalsa Day Parade in Surrey organized by the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – the largest Vaisakhi parade outside of India.

The Sword of Guru Gobind Singh (author: Prof. Puran Singh)

Every Sikh is to wear His Sword. Not his own. Kripan is a gift from the Guru. It is not an instrument of offence or defence; it is mind made intense by the love of the Guru. The Sikh is to have a sword-like mind. It is the visible sign of an intensely sensitive soul.

Harjit Singh Sajan’s India/Punjab visit: What’s behind Captain Amarinder’s outburst? [Op-ED]

There has been a lot of discussion in Sikh/Punjabi circles including electronic media about the recent visit of Harjit Singh Sajan, who is the Canadian defense minister, to India and Punjab.

KPS Gill’s “Punjab – The Enemies Within”: Bundle of Lies, Distortions and Subterfuge [Op-ED]

Kanwar Pal Singh is spokesperson of the Dal Khalsa's article on KPS Gill and Sadhvi Khosa's new book "Punjab: The Enemies Within".

UP Chief Minister Hailed As Anandmath Sanyasi: Anandmath Preached Cleansing Of Muslims And Hailed The British Rule

The senior RSS/BJP ideologues lately have been hailing UP chief minister, Mahant Yogi Adityanath as sanyasi (Hindu ascetics) of novel Anandmath (Abbey of Bliss) penned by Bankim Chander Chatterjee (1838-94)[i].

Regionalism takes a beating in Aam Aadmi Party’s rout in Punjab polls [Op-ED]

Just held 2017 Punjab assembly election has not proved a different game from what RSS brand nationalism played on the demographically polarized chessboard of other northern Indian states that went to polls simultaneously.

The Tribal Versus Development (by Umar Khalid, JNU)

Umar Khalid a PhD research scholar at JNU, New Delhi has written an opinion article upon the root cause of the on going conflict in the tribal belt of central and eastern India.

Where’s The Justice For Kashmir Kunan Poshpora ?

If the news of Mohammad Fazili, the man who was incarcerated for 12 years with regard to the 2005 Delhi blasts, haunted you for all the torture, misdemeanour

Never Forget 1984: Simranjit Singh Mann’s Letter to The Tribune’s Editor Harish Khare

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) chief has responded to The Tribune’s Editor in Chief Harish Khare’s column titled “A time to seek ‘closure’ of ...

Events of Saka Nakodar tell the saga of the fascist offensives in Punjab

Thirty-one years ago on this day four innocent Sikh young men were murdered by the Punjab police and Indian para-military forces while they were peacefully protesting against the desecration of Shri Guru Granth Sahib.

Who are Panjabis voting for on Feb 4? (by Harinder Singh)

117 members for the Panjab Legislative Assembly will be elected in five days. Like it or not, the stark reality is that caste and religion play a big role throughout India, including Panjab.

OP-ED: Confusion about ‘Nation-State’ is dangerous for Sikhs (by Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

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.

With 3 Muslim Characters, Shah Rukh Khan’s Big, Brave Message (by Rana Ayyub)

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.

OP-ED: SC Verdict on Jan Gan Man Mandates Hindutva Nationalism (author: Jaspal Singh Sidhu)

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.

Mark Zuckerberg, Don’t Get Hoodwinked By Media And Politicians

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”.

Supreme Court Verdict On Ravi-Beas Rivers Rips Up Old Wounds In Punjab

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.

Why Even After 32 Years Of 1984 Sikh Massacre Perpetrators Roam Free? [by Shamsul Islam]

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.

It’s Time For The Govt to Stop Spreading the Lie That Hindi is India’s ‘National Language’

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.

On the brink of WAR: A tour of the border villages of Patti-Khemkaran-Bhikhiwind: by Simranjeet Singh Mann

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.

Re-Examining History: How India airbrushes its past to whitewash its present

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, ...

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